Tigers vs. Wolfpack Prediction
The 21st-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack have lost three of their last five games heading into today’s home clash versus the Clemson Tigers. Is NC State going to snap out of its funk today and cover the spread as favorites?
Saturday, January 26, 2019
PNC Arena at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolfpack are a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 149 points. As of Saturday morning, 87 percent of public bets are pouring in on host NC State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Tigers unable to hang with Seminoles
Clemson lost its fourth game out of its last five Tuesday night with a 77-68 defeat at Florida State. The Tigers (11-7, 1-4 ACC) were outscored 42-27 in the second half after leading by six at halftime. Clemson shot 26-of-58 from the field, 5-of-17 from 3-point range and 11-of-14 from the free throw line. Aamir Simms paced the Tigers with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 from the free throw line. He also pulled down five rebounds. Elijah Thomas tallied 17 points, 11 boards and five assists. Marcquise Reed added 13 points, six caroms and two assists.
Wolfpack fall at Cardinals
North Carolina State dropped an 84-77 decision Thursday night at Louisville to fall to 15-4 on the season and 3-3 in the ACC. The Wolfpack were outscored 42-36 in the second half as the hosts pulled away. Braxton Beverly paced NC State with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 5-of-8 from 3-point distance. He also dished out three assists. Torin Dorn contributed 18 points, six boards and two assists. C.J. Bryce had 15 points, nine caroms, two assists and two steals. Devon Daniels added 10 points, seven rebounds and two assists. North Carolina State shot 30-of-65 from the field, 12-of-27 from 3-point distance and 5-of-7 at the charity stripe.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last five ACC games.
North Carolina State
The Wolfpack are 1-4 ATS in their last five ACC games. North Carolina State is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games against teams with a winning percentage above .600.
The Tigers have had a difficult schedule lately, with a loss at Duke and a home defeat against Virginia among its last five games. They also lost to solid teams in Syracuse and Florida State. If nothing else, Clemson is battle-tested. While NC State is the better team here, the Tigers are not bad by any stretch and are particularly good on the defensive end. I think both teams play with some desperation here, but I like Clemson to keep it close throughout and cover.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEMSON TIGERS +6