Tuesday, February 21, 2017
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Clemson Tigers head to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 2 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 14-12 and a road record of 3-6. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-8. The Hokies have an overall record of 18-8 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 12-10 against the spread.
Jaron Blossomgame comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Avry Holmes averages 11.2 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Clemson. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Our handicappers are experts on college basketball betting. Check out our NCAA basketball betting tips.
Zach LeDay averages 15.4 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hokies. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Seth Allen averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Clemson averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 119th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 115th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 151st in the country. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 260th and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 10.8 per game. The Tigers allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 221st and 194th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 174th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in Division 1.
Virginia Tech averages 79.1 points per game this year which ranks them 46th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 24th in the nation. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 270th and 68th respectively. In the turnover department the Hokies rank 83rd with 12.2 per game. The Hokies allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 210th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 181st and 198th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 171st and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 216th place in the nation. The Hokies force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 269th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 68.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 109.6 and they assist on 49.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 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 36% of their shots. Clemson turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Tigers give up 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hokies score 84.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 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 13.6 points per game. The Hokies have a rating on offense of 111.2 and 55.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 23.9%. The Hokies give up 70.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 11-12 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 16-8 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-10 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-10 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
12/10/16 C Johnny Hamilton Thumb out for season
11/11/16 F Kerry Blackshear Jr. Shin out for season
02/14/17 G Chris Clarke ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Clemson +2
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 Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks