Clemson vs Minnesota NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2019
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -2
The Clemson Tigers travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Monday, December 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.7 as they are averaging 74.7 points per contest while giving up 61.0 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 3-4. They are averaging 71.6 points per contest and giving up 63.4, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 6-1-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-2-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-6-0 against the over/under
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/28/19 G Chase Hunter Foot is questionable
11/05/19 F Jonathan Baehre Knee is out for season
11/05/19 G Clyde Trapp Knee is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/30/19 G Payton Willis Leg left last game, is questionable
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Tevin Mack comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Aamir Simms averages 11.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Daniel Oturu averages 17.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Marcus Carr averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 133rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 150th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 112th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 233rd and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 276th with 12.1 per game. The Tigers allow 61.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 188th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 187th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 88th place in Division 1. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 194th in the country with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 223rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in the nation. They are 70th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 44th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Golden Gophers are 188th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Golden Gophers surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 84th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 117th in those defensive statistics. They rank 90th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 198th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 118th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Tigers are 108th in the nation in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 214th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 96th. As a team they are 113th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 31st in Division 1. Clemson is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 194th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 157th. They are 219th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 167th. As a unit they are 225th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -2
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