Notre Dame at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 7 point favorites.
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Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 77.7 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. Clemson has an overall mark of 15-3. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of 11.9.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-8 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 9-6 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
01/17/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee injured last game, is out indefinitely
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Temple Gibbs averages 14.7 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Matt Farrell averages 16.3 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marcquise Reed scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Donte Grantham averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 77.7 points per contest this year, which is 98th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 124th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 78th in Division 1. They average 37.7 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 344th with 10.2 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 65.1 points per contest, which is 31st in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 42nd and 123rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 136th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 186th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 101st in the country with 77.6 points per contest this season. They are 40th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 88th in Division 1. They are 160th in the country in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 171st in assists per game with 13.9. The Tigers are 225th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Tigers give up 65.6 points per game, which ranks them 39th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 46th and 196th in those defensive statistics. They rank 36th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 80th with 32.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 122nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Fighting Irish are 59th in the country in defensive rating with 95.8, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 28th. They are 323rd in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 119th. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in D-1. Notre Dame is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 48th in the country.
Clemson is 172nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 59th in the nation. The Tigers are 62nd in the country in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 94.2 is ranked 37th. In terms of pace they are 237th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 48th. As a team they are 38th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 149th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame +7
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