Clemson at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Clemson Tigers head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 10 point favorites.
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Clemson comes into this game with an overall record of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 18-1. They are averaging 69.6 points per game and surrendering 52.4, good for a point differential of 17.2.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 10-6 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 12-4 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-12 against the over/under this year
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/22/18 F Donte Grantham ACL is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcquise Reed averages 16 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Shelton Mitchell averages 12.3 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Kyle Guy scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Devon Hall averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 77.0 points per contest this year, which is 103rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 43rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 84th in Division 1. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 163rd and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 244th with 12.6 per game. The Tigers allow 65.2 points per contest, which is 35th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 43rd and 160th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 35th place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 114th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 283rd in the country with 69.6 points per contest this season. They are 76th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 17.2. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 32nd in Division 1. They are 307th in the country in rebounding with 32.8 boards per contest and 160th in assists per game with 14.1. The Cavaliers are 349th in turnovers per contest with 9.4. The Cavaliers give up 52.4 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.1 dimes allowed per game and 34th with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 239th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 30th in the country in defensive rating with 94.1, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 66th. They are 247th in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 46th. As a unit they are 35th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 139th in D-1. Clemson is 187th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 53rd in the country.
Virginia is 340th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 2nd in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the nation in defensive rating with 84.8, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 45th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 61.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 71st. As a unit they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson +10
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