South Carolina at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 7.5 point favorites.
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South Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. Clemson has an overall record of 9-1. They are averaging 78.9 points per game and surrendering 64.4, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-4 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/18/17 G David Beatty Elbow is "?" Tuesday vs Clemson
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Frank Booker averages 11.4 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Chris Silva averages 13.7 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Marcquise Reed averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Donte Grantham averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 93rd and 117th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 31st, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 75th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in college basketball. South Carolina averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 192nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 211th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 215th in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 68th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 64.4 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 241st in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 34th with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 152nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. Clemson is 103rd in Division 1 with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 167th in the nation. They are 154th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game and 108th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Tigers are 264th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Gamecocks are 205th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 90.4 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 138th in the country with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 209th. As a team they are 211th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 129th in Division 1. South Carolina is 87th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 83rd in the nation.
Clemson is 210th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 105th in the nation. The Tigers are 55th in the country in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 92.1 is ranked 44th. In terms of pace they are 234th in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 29th. As a team they are 27th 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 South Carolina/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -7.5
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