Clemson Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (+4)
Cameron Indoor Stadium is the venue where and the Duke Blue Devils (6-5) will take on the Clemson Tigers (10-4) on Saturday. Duke opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 134.
Clemson enters this game with a record of 10-4 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Clemson is grabbing 33.1 boards per game and is sitting with 171 assists for the season, which ranks 195th in the nation in terms of passing. The Tigers are hitting 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (108 of 348) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 65.2 pts per contest (305th in the country) while connecting on 41.8% from the floor. Defensively, the Tigers have forced 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.6 fouls. They are 153rd in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 165 relinquished this season. The Tigers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.2% (313 of 741) and they concede 33.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 35.5% on 3-pointers while they are 26th in D-1 in opponents PPG (62.4).
The Clemson Tigers took the court against the Louisville Cardinals and took home the win by a score of 54-50 in their last game. Clemson wrapped up the game having earned a 35.8% FG percentage (19 out of 53) and buried 7 of their 35 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Tigers knocked down 9 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 12 assists in the matchup while getting 3 steals and 4 rejections. With regard to the defense, Clemson let their opponent shoot 35.8% from the field on 19 of 53 shooting. Louisville doled out 7 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Cardinals collected 40 boards (12 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Louisville went 56.3% when shooting free throws by making 9 of 16 attempts. They buried 5 of 24 tries from downtown.
Aamir Simms is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. He recorded 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played 34 mins played and snagged 9 rebounds. Simms finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Tigers was Al-Amir Dawes. He collected 2 rebounds and accumulated 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 5-of-11 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Dawes was on the hardwood for 30 min.
Duke has a record of 6-5 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Blue Devils are hitting on 44.8% from the floor, which is 155th in the nation. Duke has earned 811 pts so far this year (73.7 per game) and they average 37.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 14.2 times per contest (126th in Division 1) and they turn it over 13.7 times per contest. The Blue Devils are responsible for committing 18.2 fouls every game while shooting 69.2% from the free throw line. The Blue Devils on the defensive end are ranked 218th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 71.7. They are forcing 14.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (282nd in the nation). The Duke defense concedes 36.9% on shots from 3-point land (76 of 206) and their opponents are making 70.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.8 assists and 32.9 boards per contest, which has them ranked 165th and 85th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Duke Blue Devils took home the win by a final score of 75-68 when they faced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Blue Devils pulled down 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 38 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Yellow Jackets committed 17 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Blue Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 81.8%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Duke made 5 out of their 16 tries (31.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Blue Devils went 26 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.8%. The Blue Devils permitted the Yellow Jackets to convert 28 out of 64 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8% in the matchup. They finished shooting 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 24 and ended up going 4 of 5 at the charity stripe (80.0%). Concerning rebounding, Duke permitted Georgia Tech to grab 27 overall (4 on the offensive side).
DJ Steward pitched in for the Blue Devils for this contest. He made 5 out of 12 for the game giving him a rate of 41.7%, which earned him 19 points. Steward grabbed 5 boards in his 38 minutes and accumulated 3 dimes for the contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Duke was Jalen Johnson. He ended up with 18 points in his 24 minutes played via 7 of 11 from the floor for the contest. Johnson ended up shooting 63.6% from the floor and also collecting 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Duke (-4) and over 134 points
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