Miami RedHawks vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 12/14/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Redhawks vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
The Miami Redhawks (5-3) are hitting the road to Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Clemson Tigers (6-4).
The Miami RedHawks faced Indiana State and ended up losing by a score of 69-68 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the RedHawks ended up with 16 and Indiana State racked up 10 personal fouls. They knocked down 8 of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. Indiana State finished shooting 70.0% when shooting free throws by burying 7 of their 10 attempts. Furthermore, Indiana State snagged 28 boards (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Indiana State distributed 15 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. In terms of the defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 44.3% from the field on 27 of 61 shooting. They also distributed 10 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they earned 32 with 4 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the RedHawks made 6 of their 7 tries for a percentage of 85.7%. Miami wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.1% FG percentage (28 of 65) and converted 6 out of their 20 shots from 3-point land.
Mekhi Lairy is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 18 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 28 minutes and also collected 5 boards. He ended up going 43.8% from the field and also dished out 2 assists.
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Miami heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-3 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 9.1 times per contest and as a group they commit 14.4 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Miami is grabbing 38.4 boards per game and has earned 120 dimes for the campaign, which is 234th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The RedHawks are shooting 34.8% on 3-point shots (72 of 207) and 75.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 79.8 points per outing (50th in the country) while hitting 46.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the RedHawks are forcing 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 17.9 fouls. They are giving up 31.6% from beyond the arc and they rank 79th in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.5). The RedHawks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 37.7% (180 of 477) and they surrender 34.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 34th in college hoops in allowing assists with 92 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Clemson Tigers took home the win by a final score of 90-80 when they played Drake. The Tigers pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the game. They turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. Drake earned 22 fouls for this game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to convert 23 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 85.2%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Clemson converted 11 of their 26 attempts (42.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers shot 28 out of 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.7%. The Tigers permitted Drake to knock down 28 of 60 tries from the field which left them shooting 46.7% in this game. They finished the game shooting 35.5% from three-point range by connecting on 11 out of 31 and ended up shooting 13 of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). With respect to rebounding, Clemson permitted Drake to pull down 26 in total (7 on the offensive side).
PJ Hall ended up being a factor for the Tigers for this contest. He buried 6 of 15 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and had 13 rebounds. He had 22 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and added 2 dimes for the contest.
Clemson has a record of 6-4 on the season. As an offense, the Tigers are shooting 48.6% from the field, which ranks them 31st in college basketball. Clemson has totaled 752 pts on the season (75.2 per contest) and they average 35.7 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.8 times per game (93rd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 12.2 times per contest. The Tigers have committed 15.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 71.6% from the charity stripe.
The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 141st in college hoops in PPG given up with 66.6. They have forced 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the floor (110th in Division 1). The Clemson defense gives up 32.2% on three-point shots (77 of 239) and their opponents are connecting on 81.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.2 assists and 31.3 total rebounds per game, which ranks 165th and 53rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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