Clemson Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 11/25/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Titan Field House in Melbourne, FL
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-3)
Titan Field House is the site where and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (20-11 last year) will play the Clemson Tigers (16-15 last season) on Wednesday. Clemson opens this game as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 135.5.
The Clemson Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against the Miami Hurricanes and earned the victory with a final of 69-64 in their last game of the season. Clemson ended the game with a 46.8% FG percentage (22 of 47) and made 7 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Tigers converted 18 of 19 tries for a percentage of 94.7%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they collected 29 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 11 dimes in this game while having 5 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to the defense, Clemson allowed the other team to go 46.8% from the floor by connecting on 22 of 47. Miami doled out 6 dimes and 7 steals in the matchup. On top of that, the Hurricanes totaled 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Miami finished the game shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of their 7 tries. They also converted 11 out of their 36 shots from 3-point range. Aamir Simms is someone who was important for this contest. He ended up walking away with 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He played 37 minutes played and also pulled down 10 boards. Simms finished 62.5% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the matchup for the Tigers was John Newman. He totaled 3 boards and also accumulated 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 55.6% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 5-of-9 (11 points). Overall, Newman played 36 minutes.
Clemson will enter this contest after finishing with a record of 16-15 last season. They turned the ball over 12.5 times per game and as a squad committed 15.2 fouls every game. As a team Clemson pulled down 33.7 rebounds per game and racked up 401 assists last season, which was 206th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers connected on 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc (251 of 797) and 68.6% from the free throw line. They had an average of 66.5 pts per game (298th in D-1) while connecting on 42.8% from the field. On defense the Tigers were able to force their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per game and they drew 16.1 personal fouls. The Tigers gave up a field goal percentage of 41.1% (698 of 1,697) and they conceded 34.7 boards per game as a group. They were ranked 92nd in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 360 conceded over the course of last year. They surrendered 32.6% from beyond the arc and they were 38th in D-1 in PPG allowed (64.1).
When they last played, the Mississippi State Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 69-44 against the Ole Miss Rebels. The Bulldogs were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for this contest. They rejected 7 attempts while recording 6 steals in the game. The Rebels committed 19 fouls for the game which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They were able to convert 19 of them for a rate of 79.2%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Mississippi State made 2 of their 10 tries (20.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs walked away from this one shooting 24 for 52 from the field which had them at 46.2%. The Bulldogs permitted the Rebels to make 15 out of 51 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 29.4% in this game. They finished the game shooting 11.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 2 out of 17 and ended up going 12 of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Mississippi State permitted Ole Miss to collect 27 in all (6 offensive). Nick Weatherspoon ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Bulldogs in the game. He converted 4 out of 11 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 36.4%, which got him 11 points. Weatherspoon snagged 2 rebounds in his 35 mins and had 6 assists for the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Mississippi State was Reggie Perry. He racked up 22 points in his 34 minutes on the court via 7 of 13 shooting in this game. Perry finished going 53.8% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 14 total rebounds.
Mississippi State had a record of 20-11 last season. Mississippi State had 2,275 points last season (73.4 per game) and they pulled down 37.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit the Bulldogs hit 46.8% from the floor, which ranked 33rd in college basketball. The Bulldogs committed 17.5 fouls every game and they shot 75.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists was at 13.4 times per contest (152nd in D-1) and they turned it over 13.9 times per contest. The Bulldogs on defense were ranked 144th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.1. The Mississippi State defense from outside the perimeter relinquished 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc (200 of 641) and their opponents connected on 73.3% of their free throw shots. They forced 11.5 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (155th in college basketball). They conceded 12.2 assists and 30.5 total rebounds per game, which ranked them 154th and 14th in those categories on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Mississippi State (+3) and under 135.5 points
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