Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 4-6. They are 13-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-15. The Tigers have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Anthony Gill averages 13.6 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jaron Blossomgame averages 18.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Donte Grantham averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Virginia averages 71 points per contest this season which ranks them 207th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 11th in the country. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 322nd and 82nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 9.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 60.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 90th and 211th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in the Division 1.
Clemson averages 69.7 points per game this year which ranks them 246th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 190th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 156th in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 219th and 166th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 10th with 10 per game. The Tigers allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 88th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 85th place in the nation. The Tigers force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 69.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 115.1 and they assist on 56.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 61.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Cavaliers give up 61.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 70.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.8 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 108.7 and 55% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Clemson turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.8%. The Tigers give up 57.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 13-13 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 11-15 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 14-10 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 11-13 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
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Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia
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