Sunday, December 18, 2016
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The Clemson Tigers travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sunday, December 18, 2016.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 7-2 and a road record of 0-0. They are 3-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Crimson Tide have an overall record of 5-4 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 3-5 and they are 4-4 against the spread.
Jaron Blossomgame comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Donte Grantham averages 12.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Clemson. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Braxton Key averages 9.9 points per game while playing 26 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson Tide. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 44%. Dazon Ingram averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Clemson averages 80.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 155th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 170th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 112th and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 10.2 per game. The Tigers allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 116th and 146th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 177th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 99th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in Division 1.
Alabama averages 68.8 points per game this year which ranks them 251st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 161st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 223rd in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest which ranks them 180th and 231st respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson Tide rank 110th with 12.7 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 211th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 70th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the nation. The Crimson Tide force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 78.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 37.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 117 and they assist on 52.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Clemson turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.4%. The Tigers give up 77 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 51.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crimson Tide score 74.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.4 points per game. The Crimson Tide have a rating on offense of 102.1 and 50.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Alabama turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.1%. The Crimson Tide give up 59.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 3-4 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 4-3 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-4 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-5 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama
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