Clemson Tigers vs. NC State Wolf Pack: January 5, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

A pair of hot teams hit the court when the No. 19 Clemson Tigers (8-1) host the NC State Wolf Pack (6-1) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The Tigers are 5-point favorites and put their three-game win streak on the line against the Wolf Pack, who have won three straight. The point total is 135 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Clemson vs NC State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Clemson -5 -112 -109 135 -114 -108 -229 180

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Computer picks for Clemson vs NC State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Clemson (-5) Under (135) Clemson 70 NC State 65

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Total Facts

  • The Tigers and their opponents have put up at least 135 points — this matchup’s point total — in 15 of nine outings (166.7%) this season.
  • NC State and its opponents have combined to score more than 135 points in 85.7% of their games this season (six of seven chances).
  • The two teams average a combined 13.7 more points per game (148.7) than this matchup’s over/under of 135 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 120.9 points per game, 14.1 less than the point total for this matchup.
  • The Tigers average point total in outings this season is 123.9, 11.1 points below the over/under in this game.
  • The average over/under in Wolf Pack games this season is 10.7 more points than the point total of 135 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Tigers score only three more points per game (67.7) than the Wolf Pack give up (64.7).
  • When Clemson puts up more than 64.7 points, it is 3-0 against the spread and 6-0 overall.
  • In games NC State allows more than 67.7 points, it is 1-2 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
  • The Wolf Pack score an average of 81 points per game, 24.8 more points than the 56.2 the Tigers give up to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 56.2 points, NC State is 4-0 against the spread and 6-1 overall.
  • Clemson’s record is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall when it allows more than 81 points.
  • The Tigers have scored a total of 103 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 11.5 per game), and the Wolf Pack have out-scored opponents by 114 points on the season (16.3 more per game).

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Clemson Betting Information

  • Clemson has been good against the spread this season, posting a 5-3 record.
  • The Tigers have posted a losing record of 0-1 against the spread when the spread is -5 or bigger.
  • Clemson has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 3 times in 8 contests (37.5%).

NC State Betting Information

  • NC State has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 4-3 ATS.
  • When they are at least 5-point underdogs, the Wolf Pack have fared well, going 3-2 against the spread.
  • In the majority of NC State’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (4 out of 7 games, 57.1%).

Head to Head

Clemson vs NC State (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/18/2020 NC State -7 139.5 -340 261 Regular Season 60-54 NCSU
1/4/2020 NC State -2 136.5 -136 112 Regular Season 81-70 CLEM
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-67 NCSU

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Clemson Leaders

  • Aamir Simms leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding, putting up 13.1 points and 5.7 boards per game.
  • Clemson’s best passer is Nick Honor, who averages 2.4 assists per game to go with his 9.6 PPG scoring average.
  • Honor contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Tigers. He knocks down 2.0 threes per game.
  • The Clemson steals leader is Honor, who averages 1.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jonathan Baehre, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

NC State Leaders

  • Devon Daniels is the top scorer for the Wolf Pack with 16.3 points per game. He also adds 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Manny Bates is atop the Wolf Pack rebounding leaderboard with 5.3 rebounds per game, and Cam Hayes paces the squad in assists with 4.0 per contest.
  • Thomas Allen paces his teammates on the Wolf Pack with 1.6 made threes per game.
  • Shakeel Moore (2.3 steals per game) and Bates (3.4 blocks per game) pace the Wolf Pack in steals and blocks, respectively.
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