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Clemson vs North Carolina Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Tar Heels Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Clemson Tigers at North Carolina Tar Heels
- Where: Chapel Hill at Dean E. Smith Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Clemson +7, CLMSN +246 | NCAR -318 O/U 146.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs North Carolina, the Clemson Tigers will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 18-6. So far, the Tigers have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. For the season, Clemson has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tigers being +7 point underdogs.
Clemson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Hunter Tyson who is averaging 16.12 points per game for the Tigers. Tyson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of PJ Hall who has hit 50.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.26 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Clemson will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Tigers are ranked 180th at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 578th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Clemson is close to the NCAA average at 36.3%.
Tar Heels Preview:
North Carolina heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 15-9. So far this season, North Carolina has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-1. The Tar Heels’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, North Carolina has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 15-3.
Armando Bacot comes into today’s game as the Tar Heels’ leading scorer at 17.52 points per contest. Not only has Bacot been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is North Carolina’s top rebounder at 11.26 boards per contest. Behind Bacot, the team has benefited from the strong play of Caleb Love, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.58 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.1% of his shots and is adding 3.54 boards per game.
So far this season, North Carolina has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.5 points per game (45th). This strong figure has come despite the Tar Heels playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.2% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. North Carolina’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.3%
Free Spread Prediction: North Carolina Tar Heels -7
If you are eying this matchup between Clemson Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking North Carolina to cover the spread as -7 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see North Carolina shooting well enough to keep the Tigers at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Tar Heels’ to win the game and cover the spread.