Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 12-3 and a road record of 3-1. They are 8-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-8. The Tigers have an overall record of 11-4 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 7-6 and they are 7-5 against the spread.
London Perrantes comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Marial Shayok averages 9.2 points per game in 18.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jaron Blossomgame averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Avry Holmes averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Virginia averages 69.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 245th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game which ranks them 258th and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 52.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 96th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 123rd in Division 1.
Clemson averages 77.7 points per game this year which ranks them 67th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 112th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 166th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 165th and 149th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 25th with 11.1 per game. The Tigers allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 85th and 105th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 200th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 96th place in the nation. The Tigers force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 67.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 11.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 114 and they assist on 57.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Cavaliers give up 56.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 82.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.1 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 112.5 and 50.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 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 37% of their shots. Clemson turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.6%. The Tigers give up 64.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-5 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-8 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-5 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 7-6 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson
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