Clemson at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Silvio Conte Forum
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The Clemson Tigers head to Silvio Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 3.5 point favorites.
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Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.8 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 62.6 per game. Boston College has an overall record of 10-4. They are averaging 76.4 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 8-2 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 3-7 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/08/17 F Deontae Hawkins Knee is out for season
11/06/17 F Mike Sagay Transferred has left team
Marcquise Reed averages 15.2 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Donte Grantham averages 14.6 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jerome Robinson scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Ky Bowman averages 15.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 78.5 points per contest this year, which is 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 106th in Division 1. They average 37.1 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 145th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 256th with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 62.6 points per contest, which is 21st in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 107th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 59th, and they allow 9.9 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 140th in the country with 76.4 points per contest this season. They are 137th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 126th in Division 1. They are 26th in the country in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 225th in assists per game with 13.1. The Eagles are 182nd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Eagles give up 67.9 points per game, which ranks them 91st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 86th and 76th in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 122nd with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 88th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 24th in the country in defensive rating with 90, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 52nd. They are 234th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 35th. As a unit they are 29th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 170th in D-1. Clemson is 213th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 31st in the country.
Boston College is 183rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 101st in the nation. The Eagles are 94th in the country in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 109th. In terms of pace they are 251st in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 143rd. As a team they are 153rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 165th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson -3.5
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