Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 1/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-1.5)
McCamish Pavilion is the site where and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-3) will play the Clemson Tigers (9-2) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has Clemson as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 129.5.
Clemson will play this game with a mark of 9-2 for the season. The Tigers are shooting 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (87 of 265) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 66.6 points per contest (286th in D-1) while going 42.5% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 16.9 fouls per game. As a team, Clemson is snagging 33.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 137 dimes so far this season, which is 223rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Tigers are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.5 fouls. They are 95th in D-1 in giving up assists with 120 relinquished for the campaign. The Tigers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (235 of 570) and they concede 34.0 boards per contest as a team. They are giving up 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 12th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (60.1).
The Clemson Tigers faced the Virginia Cavaliers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-50 in their last game. Clemson finished the game with a 40.4% field goal percentage (21 of 52) and made 5 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Tigers made 3 of their 4 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled 20 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 7 dimes in this matchup while earning 2 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defense, Clemson allowed 40.4% from the field on 21 out of 52 shooting. Virginia dished out 22 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Cavaliers collected 33 boards (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Virginia ended up shooting 100.0% at the charity stripe by converting 2 of their 2 attempts. They also made 15 of 27 attempts from distance.
PJ Hall is a guy who was important in the matchup. He accounted for 8 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 14 mins played and pulled down 3 rebounds. Hall finished the game at 57.1% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Tigers was Hunter Tyson. He had 2 rebounds and also collected 2 dimes. He went 60.0% from the field in the matchup by going 3-of-5 (7 points). Overall, Tyson saw the court for 18 min.
Georgia Tech has a mark of 6-3 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Yellow Jackets are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which is 91st in college hoops. Georgia Tech has 721 pts this year (80.1 per contest) and they average 34.9 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 16.6 times per game (39th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest. The Yellow Jackets are committing 17.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.6% from the charity stripe. The Yellow Jackets defensively are ranked 248th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 73.3. They have relinquished 14.3 assists and 35.1 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 261st and 176th in the nation. The Georgia Tech defense surrenders 36.4% on 3-point shots (72 of 198) and their opponents are connecting on 70.1% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 16.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (248th in the country).
For their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets went home victorious with a score of 70-54 when they faced the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Yellow Jackets pulled down 28 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this game. They also blocked 4 attempts while recording 11 steals in this contest. The Demon Deacons were called for 10 fouls in this contest which got the Yellow Jackets to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 64.3%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Georgia Tech buried 9 of their 26 attempts (34.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Yellow Jackets shot 26 for 52 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. The Yellow Jackets permitted the Demon Deacons to convert 22 of their 53 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.5% in this contest. They finished 15.0% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 3 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 11 at the charity stripe (63.6%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Georgia Tech allowed Wake Forest to grab 28 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Jose Alvarado ended up being a factor for the Yellow Jackets in this game. He converted 9 of 14 in this game giving him a rate of 64.3%, which earned him 25 points. Alvarado snagged 4 rebounds in his 36 mins played and accounted for 2 dimes for the game. An additional guy that was important for Georgia Tech was Michael Devoe. He notched 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 14 shooting in this game. Devoe ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Clemson (-1.5)
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