N.C. State vs. Clemson Prediction
N.C. State will take on Clemson in the first round of the ACC tournament on Monday afternoon when the Tigers lay 5.5 points at 4:30 p.m. ET. Will Clemson cover that number or is there a better bet on the board?
603 N.C. State Wolfpack (+5.5) at 604 Clemson Tigers (-5.5); o/u 142.5
4:30 p.m. ET, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
TV: ACC Network
N.C. State Wolfpack DFS Snapshot
Terquavion Smith racked up 30 points (11-23 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 3-5 FT) and three rebounds in 40 minutes during Saturday’s 89-76 loss to Florida State. Smith was one of the best scorers in the ACC over the final weeks of the regular season and the numbers back that up, as he ends the campaign having scored at least 20 points in each of his last five appearances. He started the season on the bench but made the jump to a starting role only a few weeks into the campaign, and he fully blossomed when settled into the new role. He averaged 18.5 points per game over 24 appearances as a starter.
Clemson Tigers DFS Snapshot
PJ Hall had 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two steals in 13 minutes during Saturday’s 63-59 win over Virginia Tech. Hall came off the bench in his return from a four-game absence and was productive in limited minutes, though he also tied a season high with five turnovers. Hall started in his previous 27 appearances this season and could rejoin the lineup during the ACC Tournament if he’s able to handle the increased workload.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Wolfpack are 15-36-2 against the spread in their last 53 games overall, are 8-20-1 against the number in their last 29 games following a loss and are 1-8 at the window in their last nine games as an underdog. N.C. State is also 0-7 against the spread in its last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record and is just 1-8 against the number in its last nine games following an ATS loss. On the other side, the Tigers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games as a favorite and 9-3 against the number in their last 12 neutral site games overall.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: CLEMSON TIGERS -5.5