Clemson vs Louisville predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville -12
The Clemson Tigers travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 12 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 68.6 points per contest while giving up 64.2 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 16-3. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 9-9-1 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/04/20 F Jonathan Baehre Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/04/20 G Chase Hunter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/22/20 F Aidan Igiehon Flu is questionable
Aamir Simms comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Tevin Mack averages 11.9 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Jordan Nwora averages 19.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Steven Enoch averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 68.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 201st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 227th in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 248th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 255th with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 107th and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 97th place in Division 1. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 104th in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 65th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the nation. They are 39th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 85th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Cardinals are 272nd in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Cardinals surrender 62.3 points per contest, which ranks them 37th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 110th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 31st in country in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game.
The Tigers are 230th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.4. In terms of pace they are 278th in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 149th. As a team they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in Division 1. Clemson is 210th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 253rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 30th. They are 293rd in D-1 in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 64th. As a unit they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville -12
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