Pittsburgh at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 19 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-16. They currently have a point differential of -7.6 as they are averaging 63.8 points per contest while giving up 71.3 per game. Clemson has an overall mark of 19-4. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 65.9, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-8 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-16 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 12-8 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 11-9 against the over/under this year
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/12/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/22/18 F Donte Grantham ACL is out for season
Marcus Carr averages 11 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Jared Wilson-Frame averages 13 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Gabe DeVoe averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Marcquise Reed averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 140th and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 285th, and they give up 15.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 287th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in college basketball. Pittsburgh averages 63.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 340th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 312th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 291st in D-1. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 316th and 230th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 57th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 37th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 204th in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 98th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 93rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season. Clemson is 144th in Division 1 with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 80th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 62nd in the nation. They are 180th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 198th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Tigers are 251st in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Panthers are 328th in the nation in offensive rating with 95, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 274th. In terms of pace they are 325th in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 268th. As a team they are 262nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 14th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 122nd in the nation.
Clemson is 202nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 50th in the nation. The Tigers are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 96.2 is ranked 47th. In terms of pace they are 265th in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 67th. As a team they are 52nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 125th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -19
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