NC State vs Clemson Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Virginia Cavaliers (23-6) vs North Carolina Tar Heels (20-12)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Clemson -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The NC State Wolfpack and the Clemson Tigers face off on Thursday in the ACC Tournament in the college basketball showdown at Greensboro Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on February 25th it was Clemson that secured the 96-71 victory. 

NC State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is NC State who sits with a 23-9 record overall and they are coming off a big win on Wednesday. NC State scored 97 points against Virginia Tech and that was enough to win by 20 points. Terquavion Smith had a strong game finishing with 30 points, eight rebounds, and two assists. Jarkel Joiner also had a strong game finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds. NC State is averaging 78.4 points while their defense is giving up 70.3 points per game. Smith on the season is averaging 17.3 points while shooting 36.8 percent from the field. 

Clemson Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Clemson who sits with a 22-9 record overall and they are coming off a big victory last Saturday. Clemson scored 87 points and that was enough to secure the 23-point victory. There were five different players that finished with at least 13 points. Hunter Tyson finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Clemson is averaging 75.5 points while their defense is giving up 68.1 points per game. This is a strong offensive team, that is ranked 91st in college basketball. Hunter Tyson is averaging 15.7 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The last time these two teams faced off Clemson had little issues, but this game is going to be a little different. NC State’s offense scored 97 points on Wednesday and they are going to continue the offensive success in this game. Clemson only has nine losses this season, but I’m still not sold on this team. NC State’s offense is going to be too much as the Wolfpack get the job done. Back NC State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick NC State ATS

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