Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The Clemson Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They are 4-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 9-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 2-6 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
Jaron Blossomgame comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Gabe DeVoe averages 11.5 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Clemson. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Sindarius Thornwell averages 18.7 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. PJ Dozier averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Clemson averages 78.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 60th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 155th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 152nd in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 131st and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.3 per game. The Tigers allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 84th and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the country. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
South Carolina averages 73.2 points per game this year which ranks them 160th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 122nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 96th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 101st and 107th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 122nd with 12.9 per game. The Gamecocks allow 57.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the country. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 70th and they give up 6.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in college basketball.
The Tigers average 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 28 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 115.2 and they assist on 51.3% 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 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.6%. The Tigers give up 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 55.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 75.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 107 and 55.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.5 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.3%. The Gamecocks give up 56.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 4-4 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 4-4 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-3 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-6 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Injuries
12/18/16 F Elijah Thomas Eligibility probable Sunday vs. Alabama
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
12/16/16 G TeMarcus Blanton Groin "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
12/05/16 G Sindarius Thornwell Suspension out indefinitely; eligible to return (1/4)
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina
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