Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (+2)
The Alabama Crimson Tide (3-1) head to State Farm Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Clemson Tigers (4-0). The line on this game has Clemson as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 142.5.
Alabama will take the court with a record of 3-1 this season. They currently have an average of 79.8 pts per contest (89th in the country) while going 42.1% from the floor. The Crimson Tide are hitting 31.8% on 3-pointers (41 of 129) and 70.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Alabama is snagging 42.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 54 dimes so far this season, which ranks 165th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.3 times per game and as a team they commit 17.5 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Crimson Tide have forced 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 152nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 49 surrendered on the year. The Crimson Tide are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.3% (102 of 253) and they relinquish 40.3 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 34.0% on shots from downtown and they rank 179th in the country in points per game allowed (71.0).
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced the Providence Friars and earned the victory with a final of 88-71 in their last game. Alabama finished the game having earned a 46.8% FG percentage (29 of 62) and converted 12 out of their 29 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Crimson Tide knocked down 18 of 23 shots for a percentage of 78.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 38 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists for the matchup while earning 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. In terms of the defense, Alabama let their opponent shoot 46.8% from the field on 29 out of 62. Providence doled out 11 assists and 9 steals in the game. On top of that, the Friars collected 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Providence finished the contest at 74.1% from the free throw line by making 20 of their 27 attempts. They also converted 5 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Herbert Jones is one player who played a role in the game. He was able to score 11 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins and snagged 8 rebounds. Jones finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also dished out 5 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this game for the Crimson Tide was Jaden Shackelford. He pulled down 6 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He ended up going 36.4% from the floor for this game by hitting 4-of-11 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Shackelford saw the court for 29 min.
Clemson has a record of 4-0 for the year. The Tigers commit 16.3 fouls per game while shooting 76.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.5 times per game (175th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. Clemson has tallied 276 pts this year (69.0 per game) and they pull in 33.0 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Tigers are hitting on 44.1% from the field, which is ranked 216th in college hoops. The Tigers are ranked 5th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 50.3. They concede 8.8 dimes and 36.3 total boards per game, which is 29th and 183rd in the country. The Clemson defense surrenders 30.3% on shots from 3-point land (20 of 66) and opponents are knocking down 49.1% of their foul shots. They have forced 20.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 36.2% from the floor (30th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers got the win with a final of 67-51 when they played the Maryland Terrapins. The Tigers earned 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 32 for the game. They blocked 2 shots while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Terrapins were called for 13 fouls in the matchup which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 8 shots. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning shooting from distance, Clemson knocked down 9 out of their 20 tries (45.0%). Overall, the Tigers finished 26 for 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.8%. The Tigers allowed the Terrapins to make 20 out of 50 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.0% for this game. They finished 33.3% from distance by connecting on 6 of 18 and finished the game at 5 of 11 at the free throw line (45.5%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Clemson allowed Maryland to grab 25 in all (6 offensive).
Aamir Simms was important for the Tigers for the game. He converted 7 out of 13 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 53.8%, which gave him 16 points. Simms totaled 7 rebounds in his 31 minutes and accounted for 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who came through for Clemson was John Newman. He left the arena with 12 points in his 24 minutes on the court via 6 of 13 from the floor in this game. Newman finished going 46.2% from the field and also totaling 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alabama (+2)
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