Saturday, January 28, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The Clemson Tigers head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 1 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 11-8 and a road record of 2-3. They are 7-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-6. The Panthers have an overall record of 12-8 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 6-11 against the spread.
Jaron Blossomgame comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Avry Holmes averages 11.6 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Clemson. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Jamel Artis averages 21.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Michael Young averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Clemson averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 99th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 122nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 157th in the country. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 247th and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 10.9 per game. The Tigers allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 109th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 166th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 208th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 88th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 48th in Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 77.6 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 114th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 82nd in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 128th and 71st respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 82nd with 12.3 per game. The Panthers allow 77.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 277th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 218th and 170th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 179th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 293rd place in the nation. The Panthers force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in college basketball.
The Tigers average 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 110.4 and they assist on 51.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Clemson turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Tigers give up 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 57 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -28.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.8 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 108.4 and 58.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.2%. The Panthers give up 80.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 85.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-9 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 11-6 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-11 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-9 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
01/16/17 F Ryan Luther Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -1
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