Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Cavaliers Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/5/2020
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia -7.5
The Clemson Tigers head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 7.5 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 67.2 points per contest while giving up 64.9 per game. Virginia has an overall mark of 14-6. They are averaging 56.3 points per contest and giving up 50.7, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 11-10-0 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 12-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-13-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/04/20 F Jonathan Baehre Knee is out for season
01/04/20 G Chase Hunter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
01/28/20 G Kody Stattmann Concussion is questionable
Aamir Simms comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Tevin Mack averages 12.1 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Mamadi Diakite scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Kihei Clark averages 10.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 67.2 points per contest, which is 284th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 249th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 268th in the nation. They average 34.4 boards per contest and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 241st and 177th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 244th with 12.6 per game. The Tigers allow 64.9 points per contest, which is 69th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 94th and 112th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 191st, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 90th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 347th in the nation with 56.3 points per contest this season. They are 324th in the country in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 346th in the NCAA. They are 187th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 308th in assists per game with 11.2. The Cavaliers are 237th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Cavaliers give up 50.7 points per game, which ranks them 1st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 8.6 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 30.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 125th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 254th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.1. In terms of pace they are 282nd in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 200th. As a team they are 237th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 29th in Division 1. Clemson is 199th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 64th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 92, which is ranked 330th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 60.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 332nd. As a unit they are 334th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 184th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Clemson +7.5
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