NC State lines up against Clemson in a night of exciting college basketball at the Barclays Center. Both teams meet on neutral grounds for the ACC Tournament. Clemson currently holds a 16-15 overall record this year. Meanwhile, the Tigers overcame Virginia Tech in their last game. As for NC State, they hold an 11-20 record and are looking to bounce back from a defeat to Florida State.
That said, NitroBetting keeps you updated with the latest NCAA basketball action in this preview. We cover the NC State vs. Clemson game below, featuring essential event details, team and player stats, NCAAB betting odds, trends, and predictions.
NC State vs. Clemson Game Information
Getting up shots in Barclays 🤩 pic.twitter.com/kDwzwZt5dB— Clemson Basketball (@ClemsonMBB) March 8, 2022
- When: Tuesday, March 8, 2021, 4:30 PM ET
- Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
- TV: ACCN
- Radio: WRMR-FM 987 (NC State) / WRNN 99.5 (Clemson)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Betting Odds: NC State (+5) / Clemson (-5)
Why Bet on NC State Wolfpack?
NC State has produced solid results earlier this season and achieved a 7-2 run. The team then hit a slump and struggled to find wins since December. The team only won four games since and recently lost to North Carolina, Boston College, Florida State, and Wake Forest.
Statistically, we find some good points from Wolfpack’s side. They average more points than the Tigers at 73.3 per game. Although the team’s shooting numbers might seem inferior to what Clemson brings, the team finds ways to score. NC State averages a 34.6% three-point shooting percentage. They are also decent free-throw shooters at 72.5%. These numbers offset the team’s struggle to hit two-point shots (46.0%).
Defense is where NC State’s vulnerable side lies. The team allows over 75 points per game and has a subpar shooting defense that allows a 47.4% opponent shooting percentage. The game is not likely to be determined on this end given how both teams prioritize attacking basketball.
Why Bet on the Clemson Tigers?
Clemson was off to a good start this year, winning nine of its first 13 games. However, the team’s performance dipped after securing just three wins in the next 14 games. With a healthy lineup and better overall results versus NC State, there’s no better time to redeem themselves than now.
The Tigers are heavy on offense. Although they average fewer points than their counterparts at 71.7 per game, the side brings plenty of shooting threats, particularly from deep. Clemson hits 36.7% of its shots from downtown. They are also the better shooters from the line at 74.3%. Overall, the Tigers average 45.7% shooting and are currently 52.6% from the field. More than that, the team has the edge on paper when we look at the ball movement stats. The Tigers record 14.3 assists per game in 31 games.
Defense is where the team falls a bit short. Nevertheless, they still have the better numbers in this matchup. Clemson allows 68.4 points per game. Additionally, the Tigers record an opponent field goal percentage ranked 167th in the league at 49.8%.
NC State vs. Clemson Betting Trends
- NC State is 1-4 in the last five games (1-4 ATS).
- NC State is 4-1 in the last five home games against Clemson (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of NC State’s last five games against Clemson.
- Clemson is 4-6 in the last ten games (4-6 ATS).
- Clemson is 3-2 in the last five games against NC State (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in five of Clemson’s last ten home games against NC State.
NC State vs. Clemson Expert Betting Predictions
Clemson gets the title of the favorite in this matchup. The Tigers went through a rough patch in their ACC games recently, but are relatively better over the last quarter. They have better momentum as well as a better record against NC State. As for the Wolfpack, they’ve been scoring well over the last three games, so it won’t come as a surprise if the side covers the spread and finishes with a high total. We should be in for an exciting matchup with NC State keeping its chances of winning at bay.
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