Clemson vs Florida State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/8/2019
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida State -11
The Clemson Tigers travel to Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to play the Florida State Seminoles on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 11 point favorites.
Clemson comes into this game with an overall record of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 63.1 per contest. Florida State has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 62.1, good for a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 6-2-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
12/07/19 G Chase Hunter Foot is questionable Sunday vs Florida State
11/05/19 F Jonathan Baehre Knee is out for season
11/05/19 G Clyde Trapp Knee is out for season
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tevin Mack comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 62%. Aamir Simms averages 11.8 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Trent Forrest averages 12.4 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Devin Vassell averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 159th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 154th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 139th in the nation. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 276th and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 293rd with 11.9 per game. The Tigers allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 84th and 208th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 156th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 128th place in Division 1. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 276th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State is 119th in the country with 74.7 points per game this year. They are 121st in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 216th in the nation. They are 241st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game, and 277th in assists per contest with 11.6. The Seminoles are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Seminoles surrender 62.1 points per contest, which ranks them 56th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 8.0 assists allowed per contest and 95th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Seminoles are 332nd in country in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per game.
The Tigers are 131st in the nation in offensive rating with 104.1. In terms of pace they are 252nd in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 116th. As a team they are 130th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 61st in Division 1. Clemson is 281st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Florida State is 159th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 105.3, which is ranked 107th. They are 209th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 152nd. As a unit they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 235th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida State -11
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