Clemson vs NC State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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The No. 3 seed Clemson Tigers (22-9, 14-6 ACC) and the No. 6 seed NC State Wolf Pack (23-9, 12-8 ACC) play in the ACC Tournament Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum. Gametime is at 9:30 PM.

Thursday’s matchup between the Tigers and the Wolf Pack features a close line of Clemson -1. The matchup has a point total of 148.5.

Clemson vs. NC State Odds

Point Spread for Clemson vs. NC State

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with bookmakers listing Clemson as the favorite.

Clemson vs. NC State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Clemson has -116 odds to pick up the win, while NC State is listed at -104 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 148.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Arena: Greensboro Coliseum

Clemson vs. NC State Betting Trends

Against the spread, Clemson is 15-16-0 this year. The Tigers have been favorites in 23 games this season and have come away with the win 18 times (78.3%) in those contests. Clemson has hit the over in 62.5% of its opportunities this year (20 times over 32 games with a set point total).

NC State has played 32 games, with 16 wins, against the spread. The Wolf Pack have won four of the 11 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (36.4%). NC State’s games this season have gone over the total in 17 of 32 opportunities (53.1%).

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Clemson vs. NC State Key Players to Watch


Hunter Tyson posts 15.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 1.5 assists, shooting 48.6% from the floor and 41.3% from beyond the arc with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game. PJ Hall averages 15.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.7 steals and 1 block. Chase Hunter leads the Tigers at 4.5 assists per game, while also posting 3 rebounds and 14 points. Brevin Galloway is averaging 11.3 points, 2.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.

NC State

Jarkel Joiner gives the Wolf Pack 17.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest. He also posts 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. D.J. Burns is posting a team-best 4.9 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 12.8 points and 1.6 assists, making 56.7% of his shots from the floor. The Wolf Pack get 12 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1 assists per game from Casey Morsell.

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What you need to know about the Clemson Tigers

A total of 12 out of Clemson’s 20 ACC games this season have hit the over. On offense, the Tigers are averaging 75.5 points per game (90th-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 68.1 points per contest at the other end of the court (123rd-ranked). Clemson is pulling down 32.7 rebounds per game (117th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 30.6 rebounds per contest (147th-ranked).

So far this season, Clemson is sinking 8.3 threes per game (74th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 36.9% (43rd-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Tigers rank 262nd in college basketball with 7.9 treys allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 155th with a 33.4% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The Tigers have gone 5-5 over their past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Eight of Clemson’s last 10 outings have hit the over. Clemson has seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 77.9 points per game in its last 10 contests, 2.4 points more than the 75.5 it has scored this season. Clemson’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (72.1) is four more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (68.1).

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What you need to know about the NC State Wolf Pack

A total of nine NC State conference games this season have gone over the point total. The Wolf Pack score 78.9 points per game and give up 70.5, ranking them 30th in college basketball offensively and 190th defensively. NC State collects 34.3 rebounds per game and give up 31.5 boards, ranking 47th and 201st, respectively, in the nation.

With 8.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.2% from beyond the arc, NC State is 63rd and 120th in the country, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Wolf Pack are 37th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6. They are 61st in 3-point percentage conceded at 31.8%.

The Wolf Pack are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their past 10 contests. Five of NC State’s last 10 outings have hit the over. While NC State is scoring 78.9 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its last 10 games, producing 78.2 points per contest. The Wolf Pack are surrendering 71.7 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 70.5 points allowed.

Clemson vs. NC State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is NC State, and we predict that NC State will cover the spread (Clemson -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 148.5 points.

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How to bet Clemson vs. NC State

You can bet on Clemson vs. NC State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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