Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tigers versus the Tar Heels? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN. The game will be played at Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 153.5 points, and North Carolina is favored by -7.5 vs. Clemson in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.
CLEMSON TIGERS VS NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Clemson Tigers +7.5
This game will be played at Dean E. Smith Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.
WHY BET THE CLEMSON TIGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Tar Heels.
- Even though we have North Carolina winning straight-up, we like Clemson at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will Clemson Come Through as Road Underdogs?
So far this season, Clemson has gone 14-7 overall, including a 4-6 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. On the road, the Tigers have gone 4-4, and their average scoring margin in these games is +0.6 points per game.
As the underdog, Clemson has gone 3-2 this season. In their last game, the Tigers lost to Virginia by a score of 66-65. Over their last 10 road games, Clemson has gone 4-6.
As the underdog, Clemson has been perfect against the spread this season, going 5-0. They also have a solid 6-2 mark vs. the spread on the road this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers are 6-4 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Clemson games is 13-8. The average over/under line in their games this season is 147.1 and today’s line of 153.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games. This year, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 135 points.
In their recent matchup, the Clemson offense ended with 65 points against Virginia. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.7% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Tigers was PJ Hall with 19 points, while Joseph Girard III also added 14 to the scoreboard.
Clemson’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.2 points per game. Against Virginia in their most recent game, the Clemson defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Virginia to hit 35% of their shots.
Is It the Tar Heels Game to Lose at Home?
North Carolina enters this game with an impressive 12-1 record at home, including a current eight-game winning streak. On the season, the Tar Heels are 17-3 when favored, and they are favored by 7.5 points today.
Over their last 10 games at home, North Carolina has gone 9-1, and they are coming off a nine-point win over Duke. So far this season, the Tar Heels have an average scoring margin of +18.5 points per game at home.
As the favorite, North Carolina has an ATS record of 13-7 this season and they have gone 8-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tar Heels have an ATS mark of 8-2.
North Carolina’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 153 points. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games (153.6). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 155 points.
The North Carolina offense is coming off a game in which they scored 93 points vs. Duke. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 9 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Tar Heels offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.7 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.
At this time, the Tar Heels’ defense is positioned 113rd in the country, permitting 69.9 points per game. Against Duke in their most recent game, the North Carolina defense gave up a total of 84 points while allowing Duke to hit 50% of their shots.