Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAB Betting Prediction

Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Prediction 2/6/2024

The Clemson Tigers (14-7) travel to face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels (18-4) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill and televised on ESPN. North Carolina is coming off a win in their previous game, while Clemson is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Virginia. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels

The Clemson Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite being the underdog, Clemson has been solid on the road this season, going 4-4 compared to their 10-3 record at home. On the year, the Tigers are 14-7, including a 4-6 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Clemson’s last game was a 66-65 loss to Virginia, and they are 1-2 in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Tigers are 4-6.

As the underdog, Clemson has been perfect against the spread this season, going 5-0. Their overall ATS mark is currently at .500 with a record of 10-10-1. On the road, the Tigers have an ATS record of 6-2 and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Clemson games is 13-8. The average scoring total in their games is 151.2 points, which is slightly lower than the average OU line of 147.1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, and their OU record during that span is 1-2.

The North Carolina Tar Heels Are Coming Off A Win

North Carolina is 12-1 at home this season, and they have won eight straight games at home. They are favored by 8.5 points today, and they have been favored in 20 of their 22 games this season. Their record as the favorite is 17-3, and they have gone 9-1 at home in their last 10 games.

Coming off a 93-84 win over Duke, the Tar Heels are now 18-4 overall and 10-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They have gone 6-3 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin away from home is +5.4 points per game.

As the favorite this season, North Carolina has an ATS record of 13-7 and they have gone 8-5 against the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tar Heels have an ATS mark of 8-2.

Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is similar to the average over/under line for North Carolina’s games this season (153.6). So far, their over/under record is 11-11. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points compared to their season average of 153 points per game.

Clemson Offense Breakdown

The Clemson offense is coming off a game where they scored 65 points against Virginia. They posted a field goal percentage of 35.7% and connected on 7 threes. PJ Hall led the scoring for the Tigers, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Joseph Girard III chipped in with 14 points.

PJ Hall (C) 19.9 7.0 1.5
Joseph Girard III (G) 14.7 3.4 3.1
Chase Hunter (G) 12.0 2.5 2.6

North Carolina Offense Breakdown

North Carolina recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 93 points against Duke. This output exceeded their season average of 83.1 points per game. Offensively, the Tar Heels hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 176th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 146th in terms of percentage and 168th in three-pointers made.

RJ Davis (G) 21.3 3.6 3.4
Armando Bacot (F) 13.9 9.9 1.6
Harrison Ingram (F) 12.5 9.0 2.4

Clemson Team Defense

In terms of defense, Clemson is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Clemson’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.3% this season.

North Carolina Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the North Carolina defense is giving up an average of 69.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Duke, the Blue Devils finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 84 points vs. North Carolina.

Tigers vs Tar Heels Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Clemson has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Tar Heels have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 72 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Tigers have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.
  • North Carolina has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Tigers vs Tar Heels Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Tar Heels vs. Tar Heels game, we suggest taking the Tar Heels at -8.5. Even though our predictions have the Tar Heels winning 75-69, we see the Tigers as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 153.5 and our model has the Tigers and Tar Heels finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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