Clemson might not be able to win at Chapel Hill but they are being given a chance to do so against North Carolina at home. There is quite a bit at stake for both these ACC clubs this evening.
The Tar Heels have lost two in a row and if it was not evident before, it is now, this is really an average Roy Williams squad and nowhere close to last season’s championship bunch.
Clemson is adjusting to life without forward Donte Grantham and it has not been going well. The Tigers scored 36 total points at Virginia and beat a pedestrian Georgia Tech club by just two and is 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight outings.
The oddsmakers college basketball odds opened with Clemson as 1.5-point home favorites, but they have tumbled to a Pick, with the total at 146 for this 7:00 Eastern ESPN encounter.
If you watched the Tar Heels (16-6, 9-9-3 ATS) in their two defeats last week, you could not help but notice they were not the aggressor. For a team that is supposed to be known for pushing the pace to keep the pressure on the opponent, that did not happen. Virginia Tech matched North Carolina’s shot output and N.C. State ended up with four more.