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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Clemson Tigers Betting Preview

Clemson TigersNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Feb 18, 4:00 PM | Dean Smith Center

Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds

13-12TEAM RECORD22-4

The North Carolina Tar Heels will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Tigers at Dean Smith Center in NCAAB action.

The Tar Heels sport records of 22-4 and 13-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 13-12 and 8-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-12-1 for the Tar Heels and 11-9 for the Tigers.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as 13.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tar Heels, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 163 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-74 victory for the Tar Heels.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 83.1 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 26 at 59.8 PPG. The Tar Heels field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

Defensively, Clemson features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.

Clemson won its last outing, a 60-48 result against Virginia on February 14. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Clemson earned a 60-48 victory over Virginia on Tuesday, getting 13 points from Andre Young at Littlejohn Coliseum.

In their last action, North Carolina was a 73-64 winner on the road against Miami. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The Tar Heels grabbed a 73-64 win over the Hurricanes on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Harrison Barnes at BankUnited Center.

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia Tech are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing North Carolina State are 8-2
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Tigers at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson's last 6 games on the road
Clemson is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Clemson is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Clemson
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Clemson
North Carolina is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
North Carolina is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Clemson

Next up:
Clemson at Georgia Tech, Tuesday, February 21
North Carolina at North Carolina State, Tuesday, February 21

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