Clemson at NC State 1/26/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
The Clemson Tigers visit PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina for an ACC showdown with the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Clemson fell to 11-7 on the season following its 77-68 loss to Florida State on Tuesday. The Tigers were led in the loss by Aamir Sims with 18 points. Elijah Thomas scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The loss was the fourth in the last five for Clemson.
North Carolina State fell to 15-4 on the season following its 84-77 loss to Louisville. The Wolfpack kept the game close but Louisville held the Wolfpack off by hitting 9 of 10 free throws down the stretch. Braxton Beverley scored 19 points and Torin Dorn 18 in the losing effort for the Wolfpack
Marcquise Reed is the leading scorer and second leading rebounder for the Tigers with an average of 19.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Reed is the team leader in assists with an average of 3.3 per game. The leading rebounder is Elijah Thomas with an average of 7.9 per game. Clemson is shooting 46.4% from the field and 31.2% from 3-point territory.
Torin Dorn leads the Wolfpack in scoring and rebounding with averages of 14.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Three other Wolfpack players are averaging double figures in scoring. The assists leader is Markell Johnson with an average of 4.1 per game. NC State is shooting 49.3% from the field and 38.5% from 3-point territory.
The home team (NC State) has covered 4 of the last 5 between the two rivals. North Carolina State has covered the number in 9 of its last 13 versus a team with a .600 or higher winning percentage. Clemson has failed to cover 4 of its last 5 on the road and 9 of its last 12 following an ATS loss. Final Score Prediction, North Carolina State Wolfpack wins and covers ATS 82-72.