Clemson vs. NC State ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Clemson vs. NC State ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 3 seed Clemson Tigers (22-9, 14-6 ACC) are 1-point favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 6 seed NC State Wolf Pack (23-9, 12-8 ACC) in the ACC Tournament Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum, tipping off at 9:30 PM on ESPN. The point total for the matchup is 148.5.

Clemson vs. NC State Odds

  • Clemson odds to win: -116
  • NC State odds to win: -104
  • Spread: Clemson (-1)
  • Total: 148.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Where: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Venue: Greensboro Coliseum

Who Will Win Clemson vs. NC State?

Clemson and NC State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Clemson has a 10-13 record against the spread this season when favored by 1 point or more.

In games this year in which it was an underdog by 1 point or more, NC State has a 6-5 record against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 5.9 more points per game (154.4) than this matchup’s over/under of 148.5 points.

Clemson and NC State have seen their opponents average a combined 9.9 fewer points per game than the over/under of 148.5 set in this matchup.

The average over/under Clemson has had set in games this year is five fewer points than this outing’s point total.

Wolf Pack games this year have averaged a total of 149.4 points, 0.9 more than the point total in this matchup.

So far this season, the Tigers have put together a 15-16-0 record against the spread.

The Wolf Pack have a 16-14-2 record against the spread this year.

Clemson Stats & Insights

Clemson outscores opponents by 7.4 points per game (scoring 75.5 per game to rank 90th in college basketball while giving up 68.1 per outing to rank 123rd in college basketball) and has a +230 scoring differential overall.

Clemson ranks 117th in the nation at 32.7 rebounds per game. That’s 2.1 more than the 30.6 its opponents average.

The Tigers connect on 8.3 three-pointers per game (74th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.9. They shoot 36.9% from deep while their opponents hit 33.4% from long range.

Clemson ranks 28th in college basketball with 100.5 points scored per 100 possessions, and 147th in college basketball defensively with 90.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Offensively, the Tigers have performed better at home this season, putting up 79.3 points per game, compared to 71.8 per game away from home.

NC State Stats & Insights

NC State puts up 78.9 points per game (30th in college basketball) while giving up 70.5 per contest (190th in college basketball). It has a +270 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 8.4 points per game.

NC State ranks 47th in college basketball at 34.3 rebounds per game. That’s 2.8 more than the 31.5 its opponents average.

NC State hits 2.5 more threes per contest than the opposition, 8.5 (63rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.

NC State ranks 32nd in college basketball with 100.4 points scored per 100 possessions, and 124th defensively with 89.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home the Wolf Pack are putting up 83.3 points per game, 11.6 more than they are averaging away (71.7).

Clemson Key Players to Watch

The Tigers leader in points and rebounds is Hunter Tyson, who scores 15.7 points and grabs 9.5 rebounds per game.

Clemson’s best passer is Chase Hunter, who averages 4.5 assists per game to go with his 14 PPG scoring average.

The Tigers get the most three-point shooting production out of Tyson, who knocks down 2.5 threes per game.

The Clemson steals leader is Tyson, who averages 0.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is PJ Hall, who compiles one block per contest.

NC State Key Players to Watch

Terquavion Smith’s points (17.7 per game) and assists (4.3 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Wolf Pack’s leaderboards.

D.J. Burns grabs 4.9 rebounds per game (he also scores 12.8 points per game and adds 1.6 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the NC State rebounding leaderboard.

Smith makes 2.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Wolf Pack.

NC State’s leader in steals is Smith with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Ebenezer Dowuona with 0.9 per game.

Clemson vs. NC State Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    NC State (+1)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (148.5)

  • Prediction:
    NC State 74, Clemson 73
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