Clemson Tigers vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Watsco Center is where the Miami Hurricanes (5-3) will go up against the Clemson Tigers (5-3) on Saturday.
The Clemson Tigers played Rutgers and took a loss by a final of 74-64 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Tigers ended up finishing with 22 and Rutgers had 16 fouls. They also converted 7 of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc. Rutgers finished the contest at 57.7% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 26 tries. Furthermore, Rutgers collected 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Rutgers doled out 15 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. In reference to defense, Clemson allowed 43.3% from the field on 26 of 60 shooting. They also distributed 13 assists for the game as well as forcing 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 36 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 14 of 19 tries for a percentage of 73.7%. Clemson ended with a 39.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 59) and made 4 out of their 18 3-pointers.
David Collins is a player who was a factor for the matchup. He shot 54.5% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. He saw the court for 33 mins and also totaled 10 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting.
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Clemson comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-3 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 11.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Clemson is pulling in 35.0 boards per contest and has racked up 115 assists for the season, which has them ranked 78th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Tigers are shooting 41.7% from downtown (68 of 163) and 67.4% from the free throw line. They average 73.4 points per outing (169th in the country) on 48.9% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Tigers are forcing 12.1 turnovers per game while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 176th in college hoops in giving up assists with 89 surrendered so far this year. The Tigers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 38.5% (180 of 467) and they relinquish 33.1 boards per game as a group. They are giving up 30.1% on shots from distance while they are 85th in the country in PPG allowed (63.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Miami Hurricanes walked away with a victory by a final of 63-58 when they played Penn State. The Hurricanes pulled down 22 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 26 for the contest. They turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. Penn State earned 12 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Hurricanes to the charity stripe for a total of 5 tries. They were able to bury 4 of the free throws for a clip of 80.0%. With respect to shots from downtown, Miami converted 9 of their 25 attempts (36.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Hurricanes finished shooting 25 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.1%. The Hurricanes permitted Penn State to knock down 23 of their 53 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.4% in this matchup. They went 25.0% from 3-point land by going 6 out of 24 and finished the game at 6 of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Miami allowed Penn State to snag 38 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Charlie Moore pitched in for the Hurricanes in the game. He buried 5 out of 10 for the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and totaled 2 rebounds. He earned 12 points in his 29 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in the matchup.
Miami has a mark of 5-3 on the year. The Hurricanes are committing 16.9 personal fouls per game while shooting 75.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 10.9 times per contest (305th in D-1) and they turn it over 10.6 times per game. Miami has 576 pts so far this season (72.0 per game) and they pull in 31.0 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Hurricanes are hitting on 45.2% from the field, which ranks 148th in the nation.
The Miami defense surrenders 39.8% on 3-point attempts (72 of 181) and their opponents are connecting on 62.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 13.3 dimes and 34.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 235th and 182nd in the country. The Hurricanes are ranked 254th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 72.5. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (314th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Clemson
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