South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina State (+36.5)
The South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-2) go to Littlejohn Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll meet the Clemson Tigers (2-0). Clemson opens this contest as 36.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 140.
South Carolina State will enter this contest with a mark of 0-2 for the campaign. They are averaging 69.5 pts per contest (175th in the nation) while going 36.4% from the floor. The Bulldogs are connecting on 30.8% on shots from downtown (20 of 65) and 56.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, South Carolina State is snagging 31.5 boards per game and has accounted for 31 dimes on the year, which ranks 118th in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.0 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Bulldogs have forced 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 10.5 personal fouls. The Bulldogs are giving up a FG percentage of 49.6% (62 of 125) and they relinquish 51.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are 255th in college basketball in giving up assists with 30 surrendered this season. They concede 30.9% on shots from downtown while they are 344th in the country in PPG from their opponents (91.0).
The South Carolina State Bulldogs took the court against the Bowling Green Falcons and ended up losing by a score of 101-78 in their last contest. South Carolina State wrapped up the game having earned a 43.7% field goal percentage (31 out of 71) and knocked down 13 out of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 3 of their 5 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 25 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists for the contest in addition to earning 11 steals and 5 blocks. Pertaining to defense, South Carolina State let their opponent shoot 43.7% from the floor on 31 of 71. Bowling Green dished out 15 assists and 16 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Falcons totaled 44 boards (13 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Bowling Green ended up going 86.1% at the free throw line by burying 31 of 36 shots. They also buried 10 of their 28 attempts from distance.
Rahsaan Edwards is one player who played a role for this game. He ended up scoring 12 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes played and also totaled 3 boards. Edwards walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the field and earned 5 dimes. An additional guy that played big minutes in this contest for the Bulldogs was Trushaun Moorer. He collected 3 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He finished 50.0% from the floor for the contest via 4-of-8 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Moorer was on the court for 27 minutes.
Clemson has a record of 2-0 on the year. The Tigers commit 19.0 fouls every game and they hit 76.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.5 times per contest (106th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. Clemson has totaled 134 points so far this year (67.0 per game) and they snag 30.5 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are connecting on 42.5% from the floor, which is ranked 253rd in college hoops. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 114th in college hoops in PPG given up with 56.0. They concede 8.5 dimes and 39.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 126th and 286th in Division 1. The Clemson defense allows 38.2% from downtown (13 of 34) and their opponents are converting on 44.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 20.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.0% from the floor (53rd in D-1).
When they last played, the Clemson Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 81-70 when they played the Purdue Boilermakers. The Tigers recorded 17 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 21 for this game. They also rejected 2 shots while recording 13 steals in this contest. The Boilermakers were called for 16 fouls for the contest which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of them for a percentage of 86.7%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Clemson buried 10 out of their 28 tries (35.7%). When all was said and done, the Tigers shot 29 for 59 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.2%. The Tigers permitted the Boilermakers to make 26 of their 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8% in this matchup. They shot 42.9% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 21 and ended up shooting 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Clemson allowed Purdue to pull down 34 overall (12 offensive).
Clyde Trapp saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Tigers for the contest. He made 4 out of 8 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which got him 9 points. Trapp pulled down 4 boards in his 29 mins played and accounted for 2 assists in this matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Clemson was Aamir Simms. He ended up scoring 24 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood via 8 of 13 from the floor in the matchup. Simms finished going 61.5% from the field while contributing 4 assists and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Clemson (-36.5) and under 140 points
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