Pittsburgh at Clemson NCAA Basketball Tips 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 8.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. Clemson has an overall mark of 11-8. They are averaging 71.1 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 13-7-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 6-13-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/14/18 C Peace Ilegomah Transferred is out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
Trey McGowens averages 13.6 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Xavier Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Elijah Thomas averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Marcquise Reed averages 19.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 300th, and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 212th place in the NCAA. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in the nation. Pittsburgh averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 152nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 219th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 238th in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 62nd and 271st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 84th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 75th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 138th and 320th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 204th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Clemson is 242nd in the country with 71.1 points per game this year. They are 78th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 319th in the nation. They are 215th in the country in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game and 298th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Tigers are 117th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Panthers are 201st in the nation in offensive rating with 103. In terms of pace they are 96th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 243rd. As a team they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 261st in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 88th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 71st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 103.1, which is ranked 197th. They are 237th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 157th. As a unit they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 276th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -8.5
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