Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-1)
Cassell Coliseum is the venue where and the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-1) will take on the Clemson Tigers (5-0) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has Clemson as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 125.5.
Clemson will enter this contest with a mark of 5-0 so far this year. The Tigers are shooting 32.2% on three-point shots (37 of 115) and 71.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.0 points per contest (236th in D-1) while going 44.8% from the field. They are turning it over 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Clemson is pulling down 35.0 boards per game and has racked up 67 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 145th in the country in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 19.0 turnovers per game while drawing 16.4 personal fouls. They give up 26.1% on three-point shots while they are 2nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (51.4). The Tigers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 34.9% (94 of 269) and they surrender 34.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are 90th in college basketball in giving up assists with 43 surrendered for the season.
The Clemson Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against the Alabama Crimson Tide and went home with a win by a final score of 64-56 in their last game. Clemson walked away from the contest with a 47.4% field goal percentage (27 out of 57) and converted 5 of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Tigers knocked down 5 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 45.5%. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected 38 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 assists in the matchup while earning 8 steals and 7 blocks. Regarding defending, Clemson allowed their opponent to shoot 47.4% from the floor on 27 of 57. Alabama doled out 8 dimes and 17 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Crimson Tide grabbed 24 rebounds (4 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 7 blocked shots. Alabama ended up going 86.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 22 shots. They buried 3 of 22 shots from 3-point land.
Al-Amir Dawes is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He had 10 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He played 31 minutes played and grabbed 4 rebounds. Dawes finished shooting 44.4% from the field and also dished out 3 assists. Another guy that saw the court a lot in this game for the Tigers was Jonathan Baehre. He had 8 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He finished the game at 44.4% from the floor in this matchup via 4-of-9 (8 points). When the final whistle blew, Baehre was on the court for 19 minutes.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss record of 4-1 so far this year. Virginia Tech has accumulated 353 points so far this season (70.6 per contest) and they pull in 37.0 boards per contest. The Hokies are committing 16.2 fouls per game while shooting 69.0% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Hokies are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 204th in the nation. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.4 times per game (227th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per game. The Hokies defensively are ranked 86th in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.0. They have given up 10.0 assists and 31.0 boards per contest, which has them ranked 47th and 47th in those defensive categories. The Virginia Tech defense gives up 37.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (37 of 99) and their opponents are converting on 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 10.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the field (144th in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-55 when they faced the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Hokies were able to pull down 23 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in the game. They also blocked 3 attempts while recording 2 steals in this contest. The Nittany Lions committed 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the Hokies to the free throw line for 18 tries. They were able to convert 9 of the free throws for a rate of 50.0%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Virginia Tech converted 6 of 22 tries (27.3%). Overall, the Hokies finished shooting 20 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.0%. The Hokies allowed the Nittany Lions to make 30 of 60 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 50.0% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 52.2% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 12 out of 23 and finished the game at 3 of 8 from the free throw line (37.5%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Virginia Tech allowed Penn State to pull down 33 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Keve Aluma ended up having an impact for the Hokies for the contest. He knocked down 4 out of 11 in this game giving him a rate of 36.4%, which earned him 8 points. Aluma snagged 12 rebounds in his 24 minutes played and had 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for Virginia Tech was Nahiem Alleyne. He scored 10 points in his 22 minutes played by going 3 of 8 from the floor for the contest. Alleyne walked away from this one going 37.5% from the field while earning 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech (+1) and under 125.5 points
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