Morehead State Eagles vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 12/21/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Morehead State Eagles vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Morehead State (+22.5)
Littlejohn Coliseum is the venue where and the Clemson Tigers (5-1) will take on the Morehead State Eagles (4-5) on Monday. Clemson opens this contest as 22.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 127.5.
Morehead State will play this contest with a record of 4-5 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.1 fouls every game. As a team, Morehead State is pulling down 36.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 118 assists for the year, which ranks 38th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Eagles are shooting 30.5% on shots from 3-point land (60 of 197) and 67.1% from the charity stripe. They average 65.3 pts per contest (279th in the nation) while connecting on 43.6% from the field. On defense, the Eagles are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. They give up 31.7% on shots from distance and they are 145th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (68.1). The Eagles defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.7% (232 of 519) and they surrender 30.8 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 309th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 117 conceded for the season.
The Morehead State Eagles faced the SIU Edwardsville Cougars and ended up losing by a score of 69-65 in their last game. Morehead State ended having earned a 35.8% field goal percentage (24 out of 67) and made 7 out of their 29 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Eagles converted 10 of their 13 tries for a rate of 76.9%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 18 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 13 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 3 steals and 5 rejections. In the matter of the defense, Morehead State allowed 35.8% from the field on 24 out of 67. SIU Edwardsville distributed 16 assists and 10 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Cougars grabbed 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 5 blocks. SIU Edwardsville finished shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 9 of their 12 shots. They also made 8 of their 16 shots from long range.
Skyelar Potter is one guy who saw a lot of action for the contest. He ended up scoring 12 points on 3 out of 11 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and also collected 14 boards. Potter went 27.3% from the field and also earned 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in this game for the Eagles was Devon Cooper. He collected 6 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 38.5% from the floor for the matchup via 5-of-13 (11 points). When the final whistle was blown, Cooper played for 32 min.
Clemson has a mark of 5-1 so far this year. Clemson has tallied 400 pts so far this year (66.7 per game) and they collect 33.3 rebounds per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 17.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.8% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which is ranked 222nd in the nation. They are assisting teammates 12.8 times per game (218th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 14.2 times per contest. The Tigers on defense are ranked 5th in college basketball in points given up per game with 53.8. They have relinquished 8.7 assists and 34.3 rebounds per game, which ranks them 16th and 139th in the country. The Clemson defense concedes 26.9% on 3-point shots (28 of 104) and opponents are converting on 65.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 18.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 35.8% from the floor (15th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers took a defeat with a final score of 66-60 against the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Tigers corralled 20 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 23 for the contest. They turned away 6 shots while getting 7 steals in this game. The Hokies were called for 17 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of them for a clip of 85.7%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Clemson made 10 out of their 25 tries (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Tigers went 19 for 50 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.0%. The Tigers allowed the Hokies to convert 18 out of their 44 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.9% for the matchup. They shot 31.3% from beyond the perimeter via 5 of 16 and finished the contest at 25 out of 31 at the charity stripe (80.6%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Clemson allowed Virginia Tech to grab 29 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Al-Amir Dawes saw the court a lot for the Tigers for the game. He converted 6 of 14 for the matchup for a rate of 42.9%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Dawes totaled 4 boards in his 37 minutes and tallied 3 dimes for this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Clemson was Aamir Simms. He racked up 15 points in 31 minutes played by way of 4 of 6 from the floor in the game. Simms finished going 66.7% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Morehead State (+22.5)
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