Samford at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Samford Bulldogs travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 19.5 point favorites.
Samford heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-7. They currently have a point differential of -11.8 as they are averaging 71.0 points per contest while giving up 82.8 per game. Clemson has an overall record of 7-1. They are averaging 79.6 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 15.1.
Valuable Samford Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Samford Bulldogs are 1-5 against the spread this season
The Samford Bulldogs are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key Samford Bulldogs Injuries
12/03/17 C Wyatt Walker Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/10/17 F David Skara Suspension 9-game suspension (eligible to return 12/16 vs. UL-Lafayette)
Demetrius Dyson averages 14.7 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage is at 71%. Justin Coleman averages 12.7 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Donte Grantham averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Marcquise Reed averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Samford averages 71.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -11.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 258th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 134th in the country. They average 30.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 341st and 103rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 179th with 13.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 82.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 330th in Division 1. They also allow a 52% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 351st and 301st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 187th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 349th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 116th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 94th in the country with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 14th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 15.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 109th in college basketball. They are 144th in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 90th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Tigers are 255th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Tigers surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 51st in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 180th in those defensive statistics. They rank 82nd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 31st with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 100th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 348th in the country in defensive rating with 120.6, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 200th. They are 279th in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 185th. As a unit they are 200th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in D-1. Samford is 145th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 60%, which is 349th in the country.
Clemson is 198th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 96th in the nation. The Tigers are 59th in the country in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 91.3 is ranked 46th. In terms of pace they are 210th in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 17th. As a team they are 19th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 206th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Samford/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson -19.5
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