Clemson Tigers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/12/2020
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -4.5
The Clemson Tigers head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 4.5 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 65.8 points per contest while giving up 64.1 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 15-9. They are averaging 66.8 points per contest and giving up 63.4, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 12-11-0 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 12-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-12-0 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-12-1 against the over/under this year
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
02/11/20 F Aamir Simms Flu is questionable Wednesday vs Pittsburgh
01/04/20 F Jonathan Baehre Knee is out for season
01/04/20 G Chase Hunter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
02/11/20 G Ryan Murphy Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Clemson
02/07/20 G Onyebuchi Ezeakudo Ankle is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Aamir Simms comes into this game averaging 13.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Tevin Mack averages 12.2 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Trey McGowens scores 12.9 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Justin Champagnie averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 65.8 points per contest, which is 306th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 275th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 244th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 263rd with 12.3 per game. The Tigers allow 64.1 points per contest, which is 47th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 131st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 108th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 290th in the nation with 66.8 points per contest this season. They are 290th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 309th in the NCAA. They are 207th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.0 boards per contest and 215th in assists per game with 12.7. The Panthers are 297th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Panthers give up 63.4 points per game, which ranks them 38th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 118th and 146th in those defensive statistics. They rank 230th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 235th with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 305th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 273rd in the nation in offensive rating with 97. In terms of pace they are 303rd in the country with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 231st. As a team they are 261st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 18th in Division 1. Clemson is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 271st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 181st in the country in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 328th in Division 1 with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 317th. As a team they are 298th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 294th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson +4.5
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