Thursday, January 19, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Clemson Tigers travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 11-6 and a road record of 2-2. They are 7-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-6. The Cardinals have an overall record of 15-3 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 4-12 and they are 11-5 against the spread.
Jaron Blossomgame comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Avry Holmes averages 11.3 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Clemson. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 13.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Quentin Snider averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Clemson averages 76.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 78th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 120th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 176th in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 213th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 10.9 per game. The Tigers allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 72nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 117th and 137th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 101st place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 38th in Division 1.
Louisville averages 75.8 points per game this year which ranks them 93rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 177th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 196th in the nation. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 132nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 47th with 11.8 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 71.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 111.2 and they assist on 50.7% 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 37% of their shots. Clemson turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Tigers give up 70.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 80 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.9 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 108.1 and 51.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.6%. The Cardinals give up 62.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-7 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 9-6 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-5 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 4-12 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/18/17 F Matz Stockman Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Clemson
01/16/17 G Quentin Snider Hip expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks