Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville (-1)
The Clemson Tigers (9-4) play the Louisville Cardinals (10-3) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Wednesday. Clemson opens this contest as 1-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 130.5.
Louisville steps onto the hardwood with a record of 10-3 on the campaign. They have an average of 70.6 points per contest (211th in Division 1) on 46.9% from the field. The Cardinals are connecting on 32.7% on 3-point shots (71 of 217) and 73.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Louisville is grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 153 dimes this year, which is 230th in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.9 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Cardinals are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 fouls. They concede 32.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 68th in college basketball in points per game allowed (65.5). The Cardinals defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (299 of 726) and they relinquish 31.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 90th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 139 relinquished for the year.
The Louisville Cardinals faced off with the Duke Blue Devils and took home the win by a score of 70-65 in their last contest. Louisville walked away from the game with a 46.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 50) and made 6 out of their 16 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Cardinals made 18 of their 24 shots for a rate of 75.0%. In regard to rebounding, they earned 33 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 assists in this game in addition to earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Louisville allowed the other team to shoot 46.0% from the floor on 23 of 50 shooting. Duke distributed 7 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Blue Devils grabbed 25 boards (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Duke finished shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by making 7 of 9 attempts. They made 8 of 25 attempts from long range.
Carlik Jones is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He notched 24 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 40 mins played and grabbed 3 rebounds. Jones finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor and also recorded 5 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Cardinals was Jae'lyn Withers. He grabbed 7 rebounds and had 2 assists. He ended up going 83.3% from the field in this game by connecting on 5-of-6 (13 points). Overall, Withers played for 27 minutes.
Clemson has a win-loss record of 9-4 on the campaign. As an offense, the Tigers are connecting on 42.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 274th in the nation. Clemson has scored 859 points for the campaign (66.1 per game) and they collect 32.8 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.2 times per contest (254th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per game. The Tigers are committing 16.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.6% from the free throw line. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 38th in the nation in points allowed per game with 63.4. They have surrendered 12.2 dimes and 33.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 123rd and 101st in those categories. The Clemson defense surrenders 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (101 of 275) and opponents are converting on 66.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 16.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.1% from the floor (187th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Clemson Tigers took a loss by a score of 80-61 against the Florida State Seminoles. The Tigers were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup. They also rejected 2 attempts while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Seminoles had 23 personal fouls in the game which took the Tigers to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They were able to make 22 of those for a clip of 84.6%. When talking about shooting from distance, Clemson made 5 out of their 30 tries (16.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Tigers went 17 out of 56 from the field which had them at 30.4%. The Tigers permitted the Seminoles to convert 29 out of their 60 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 48.3% for the contest. They shot 42.9% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 12 of 28 and finished the game at 10 out of 14 at the charity stripe (71.4%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Clemson allowed Florida State to get 34 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
John Newman III ended up being important for the Tigers in this matchup. He knocked down 3 of 5 for the contest for a rate of 60.0%, which had him finishing with 12 points. III snagged 4 rebounds in his 23 mins and had 2 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Clemson was Chase Hunter. He notched 9 points in 16 minutes played by going 4 out of 7 shooting in this contest. Hunter wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the field as well as contributing 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Louisville (-1) and over 130.5 points
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