Wolfpack take on Tigers
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Clemson vs North Carolina State battle Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.
The Tigers bring a 13-6 record (6-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-7 Wolfpack, who are 7-7 ATS against the spread. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Clemson go 6-7 so far and the Wolfpack go 8-6.
The Tigers are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Wolfpack odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Clemson is rated No. 87 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina State is at No. 78. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-73 win for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Clemson has the nation's No. 145-rated offensive output, at 70.5 PPG. The visiting Wolfpack defense ranks No. 218 allowing on average 69.4 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Wolfpack marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina State owns the country's No. 290-rated mark, allowing 77.5 points per game on the highway. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 187 in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Carolina State was a 72-70 winner at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites.
Last time out for Clemson, they were a 79-77 loser as they battled Maryland on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing North Carolina are 7-3
After playing Miami are 1-7
After a win are 6-4
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida State are 4-6
After playing Maryland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wolfpack at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 7 games on the road
North Carolina State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
North Carolina State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Clemson is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Carolina State
Clemson is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson's last 5 games
North Carolina State at North Carolina, Saturday, January 29
Clemson home to Florida State, Saturday, January 29