Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Clemson Tigers (7-7, 1-3 ACC) will be at the Dean E. Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (8-7, 1-3 ACC) in an ACC matchup. The game starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Tar Heels were beaten by the Pittsburgh Panthers, 73-65, while the Tigers defeated the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 81-70.

The Tigers made 26 of their 31 free throws (83.9 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.561 (above their season average of 0.491). North Carolina, on the other hand, held Pittsburgh to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.2 (below their season average of 34.4). North Carolina received a boost from Garrison Brooks, who recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Tevin Mack played a pivotal role for Clemson with 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Tar Heels won the only game between these two teams last year, 81-79. North Carolina out-rebounded Clemson. The Tar Heels had more offensive rebounds (11 vs. five) and total rebounds (39 vs. 36). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The offense of North Carolina will clash against the elite defense of Clemson. The Tar Heels rank 241st in offensive efficiency, while the Tigers are 68th in defensive efficiency. The Tigers should have the edge on that end of the court. Additionally, the Tigers, who rank 282nd in offensive rebounding percentage (24.7 percent), might struggle to get put-back points against the Tar Heels, who rank 17th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.4 percent).

Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Odds Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – North Carolina, ATS Winner – North Carolina, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • North Carolina ranks first in rebounds per game (43.9) while Clemson ranks 208th (33.9).
  • The Tigers rank 76th in steals per game (7.5) while the Tar Heels rank 149th in steals allowed per game (7.3).
  • Clemson averages 12.9 assists per game, which ranks 148th in the NCAA. North Carolina ranks 167th in assists allowed per game (13.8).
  • The Tigers average 25.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 47th in the nation. The Tar Heels rank 236th in three pointers allowed per game (25.7).
  • North Carolina ranks 46th in blocks per game (4.3) while Clemson ranks 168th (2.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 5.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Tar Heels have scored an average of 74.6 points per game (8.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.8 points per game (12.9 above their season average).