Clemson at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
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The Clemson Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 2 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 74.3 points per contest while giving up 65.6 per game. South Carolina has an overall mark of 4-6. They are averaging 72.4 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 2-9-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-8-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
12/21/18 G Marcquise Reed Knee is doubtful Saturday vs South Carolina
11/27/18 C Trey Jemison Knee is out indefinitely
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/19/18 F Maik Kotsar Concussion is out indefinitely
12/19/18 G T.J. Moss Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/27/18 F Justin Minaya Knee is out indefinitely
11/06/18 G Jermaine Cousinard Academics is out indefinitely
Shelton Mitchell averages 14.5 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Marcquise Reed comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Chris Silva averages 11.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 66%. A.J. Lawson averages 13.6 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 163rd and 339th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in the nation. Clemson averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 188th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 289th in D-1. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 253rd and 248th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 184th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 197th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 79th and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 166th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 232nd with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 250th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. South Carolina is 233rd in the country with 72.4 points per game this year. They are 284th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 299th in the nation. They are 105th in the country in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 216th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Gamecocks are 123rd in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Tigers are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 109.2. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 78th. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. Clemson is 120th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 160th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 277th in the country in offensive rating with 98.8. In terms of pace they are 83rd in Division 1 with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 302nd. As a team they are 287th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 230th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Carolina +2
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