Louisiana Lafayette at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns head to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 11.5 point favorites.
Louisiana Lafayette heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 15.7 as they are averaging 88.6 points per contest while giving up 72.9 per game. Clemson has an overall record of 10-1. They are averaging 77.5 points per game and surrendering 62.9, good for a point differential of 14.6.
Valuable Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jakeenan Gant averages 17 points per contest while playing 25.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Frank Bartley averages 15.5 points per contest in 27.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Marcquise Reed scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Donte Grantham averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisiana Lafayette averages 88.6 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 45th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 138th in Division 1. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 98th with 14.7 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 72.9 points per contest, which is 201st in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 199th and 96th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 81st, and they allow 10.6 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in college basketball. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 123rd in the country with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 14.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 154th in Division 1. They are 161st in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 146th in assists per game with 14.6. The Tigers are 244th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Tigers give up 62.9 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 62nd and 180th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 34th with 31.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 154th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 28th in the nation in offensive rating with 116, and their defensive rating of 95.5 is ranked 95th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the country with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 48th. As a team they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 181st in Division 1. Louisiana Lafayette is 198th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 120th in the nation.
Clemson is 188th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 76th in the nation. The Tigers are 63rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 90.9 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 261st in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 35th. As a team they are 34th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 162nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisiana Lafayette/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Louisiana Lafayette +11.5
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