Western Carolina at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Western Carolina Catamounts travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Western Carolina heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 9-22. They had a point differential of -11.9 as they averaged 61.4 points per contest while giving up 73.3 per game. Clemson had an overall mark of 16-14 last year. They averaged 75.0 points per contest and gave up 71.5, which was a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Trends
The Western Carolina Catamounts were 10-16 against the spread last season
The Western Carolina Catamounts were 12-13 against the over/under last year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers were 14-15 against the spread last season
The Clemson Tigers were 16-11 against the over/under last year
Key Western Carolina Catamounts Injuries
12/31/16 G Deriece Parks Knee out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Haboubacar Mutombo averaged 11.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 5.3 rebounds per game and dished out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 50% while his free throw percentage finished at 48%. Devin Peterson averaged 10.5 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.6 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 35% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Jaron Blossomgame averaged 17.7 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game and had 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 50% and his free throw percentage was at 71%. Shelton Mitchell averaged 10.8 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Carolina averaged 61.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 347th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was -11.9 and their shooting percentage was 39% as a team, which had them ranked 345th. Behind the arc they shot 31% which was good for 334th in the country. They averaged 36.2 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game, which ranked them 152nd and 305th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 7th with 16.1 per game. The Catamounts allowed 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 217th in Division 1. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 217th and 214th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 35.5 rebounds a game which ranked 201st and they gave up 14.3 assists per contest, which put them in 266th place in college basketball. They forced 13.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 207th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson was 133rd in the country with 75.0 points per game last year. They were 135th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 3.5. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 140th in college basketball. They were 266th in the nation in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 246th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Tigers were 331st in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Tigers surrendered 71.5 points per contest, which ranked them 158th in the country. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 255th and 225th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 153rd with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 152nd with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers were 216th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game last season.
The Catamounts were 246th in the country in defensive rating last season with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 88.4 was ranked 350th. They were 195th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% was 345th. As a unit they were 349th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 279th in D-1. Western Carolina was 7th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 240th in the country.
Clemson was 327th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 251st in the nation. The Tigers were 56th in the country in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 105.2 was ranked 235th. In terms of pace they were 268th in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 148th. As a team they were 138th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 224th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Carolina/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson
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