Clemson at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Clemson Tigers travel to Barclays Center to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 5 point favorites.
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Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 73.2 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 28-2. They are averaging 67.3 points per game and surrendering 52.8, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 15-12 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 18-8 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-20 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
03/06/18 G Kyle Guy Knee is probable Thursday vs Louisville
Gabe DeVoe averages 13 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Marcquise Reed averages 16.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Devon Hall averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Kyle Guy averages 13.9 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 230th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 31st place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in college basketball. Clemson averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 132nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 83rd in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 169th and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 245th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 52.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.6 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 167th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season. Virginia is 315th in Division 1 with 67.3 points per game this year. They are 112th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the nation. They are 315th in college basketball in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game and 172nd in assists per contest with 13.6. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per game with 8.8.
The Tigers are 30th in the country in defensive rating with 96.4, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 105th. They are 286th in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 97th. As a unit they are 86th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 96th in D-1. Clemson is 189th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 38th in the country.
Virginia is 346th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 3rd in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the nation in defensive rating with 86.7, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 64th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 60.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 101st. As a unit they are 122nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 237th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -5
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