Tar Heels vs. Tigers Prediction
The fifth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will look for their fifth straight win this evening at the Clemson Tigers. Can UNC keep rolling or will Clemson secure the upset win?
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Littlejohn Coliseum at 6PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tar Heels are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 147.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 74 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting North Carolina. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Tar Heels take down Orange
North Carolina earned a 94-86 home victory Tuesday night over Syracuse to improve to 23-5 overall and 13-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels outscored the Orange 50-39 in the second half of the win. North Carolina shot 25-of-62 from the floor, 9-of-29 from 3-point distance plus 34-of-37 at the free throw line. Coby White paced UNC with 34 points on 9-of-14 shooting including 6-of-11 from 3-point range plus 10-of-10 at the free throw line. He also tallied four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Cameron Johnson accounted for 16 points and seven boards. Nassir Little added 11 points and six boards off the bench.
Tigers win second straight
Clemson earned a 62-48 win Wednesday night at Pittsburgh to move to 17-11 overall and 7-8 in the ACC. The Tigers led 38-16 at halftime en route to the blowout win. Marcquise Reed led Clemson with 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also recorded seven rebounds and three assists. Elijah Thomas tallied 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocked shots. Shelton Mitchell added 10 points, four dimes and two boards. The Tigers shot 22-of-52 from the floor, 10-of-26 from 3-point range plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tar Heels are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 road games. North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last five Saturday games.
The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The underdog is 3-9-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Tigers basically need this win in order to have a chance to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. They've won two in a row and during the three-game losing streak right before this stretch, two of those defeats came by exactly one point. Clemson has a defense ranked 11th nationally in adjusted efficiency and have won five of their last six home games straight up. I'm going to take the Tigers today as North Carolina can be vulnerable against strong defensive teams.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEMSON TIGERS +4.5