Yale vs Clemson Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/22/2019
Game: Yale Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson -2.5
The Yale Bulldogs head to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 2.5 point favorites.
Yale comes into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 63.5 per contest. Clemson has an overall mark of 6-5. They are averaging 68.9 points per contest and giving up 62.1, which is a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Yale Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Yale Bulldogs are 9-2-0 against the spread this season
The Yale Bulldogs are 5-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-4-0 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 5-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Yale Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/05/19 G Clyde Trapp Knee is out for season
Paul Atkinson comes into this game averaging 16.9 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Azar Swain averages 15.7 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Aamir Simms scores 12.8 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Tevin Mack averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Yale averages 75.1 points per contest, which is 121st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 63rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 44th in the nation. They average 39.0 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 137th with 14.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 63.5 points per contest, which is 67th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 146th, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 139th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 106th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 246th in the nation with 68.9 points per contest this season. They are 236th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 193rd in the NCAA. They are 271st in D-1 in rebounding with 34.2 boards per contest and 209th in assists per game with 13.0. The Tigers are 229th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Tigers give up 62.1 points per game, which ranks them 47th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 72nd and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 135th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 177th with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 270th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 103.3, which is ranked 156th. They are 266th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 43rd. As a unit they are 57th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 92nd in D-1. Yale is 120th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 179th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 213th. They are 272nd in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 179th. As a unit they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Yale/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Yale +2.5
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