Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse (+2)
The Clemson Tigers (11-5) host the Syracuse Orange (10-5) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday. Syracuse opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 134.
Syracuse comes into this matchup with a record of 10-5 on the season. They average 77.7 points per outing (57th in the country) on 44.7% from the field. The Orange are connecting on 31.6% on 3-point shots (119 of 376) and 79.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Syracuse is collecting 37.3 boards per game and is sitting with 250 assists for the year, which ranks 67th in the nation in terms of passing. They cough up possession 11.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 14.5 fouls every game. On defense, the Orange are able to force 14.7 turnovers every game while drawing 16.4 fouls. The Orange defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 40.3% (379 of 940) and they relinquish 38.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 315th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 251 conceded on the season. They give up 29.7% on 3-point shots and they are 186th in college basketball in opponents PPG (70.3).
The Syracuse Orange took the court against the NC State Wolfpack and notched a win by a score of 76-73 in their last game. Syracuse ended having earned a 46.0% FG percentage (29 of 63) and converted 8 of their 21 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Orange made 10 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled 30 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 17 assists in this matchup while earning 9 steals and 5 rejections. In terms of defending, Syracuse allowed their opponent to shoot 46.0% from the field on 29 out of 63 shooting. North Carolina State recorded 19 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Wolfpack grabbed 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 5 blocks. North Carolina State ended up shooting 76.5% from the charity stripe by converting 13 of 17 attempts. They made 6 of their 23 attempts from 3-point range.
Alan Griffin is someone who played a role in this matchup. He accumulated 19 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He played 39 mins played and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Griffin ended up going 46.2% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Orange was Buddy Boeheim. He totaled 2 rebounds and earned 3 assists. He finished the contest at 37.5% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-16 (17 points). When the game finished, Boeheim was on the hardwood for 40 min.
Clemson has a record of 11-5 this year. Clemson has totaled 1,029 pts for the season (64.3 per game) and they snag 32.9 rebounds per game. The Tigers are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 74.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are hitting on 41.2% from the field, which ranks 301st in the country. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.3 times per contest (248th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.6 times per game. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 26th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 62.7. The Clemson defense surrenders 34.6% on 3-pointers (121 of 350) and their opponents are converting on 65.4% of their foul shots. They surrender 12.1 assists and 34.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 113th and 148th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (139th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Clemson Tigers got the victory with a final of 63-50 when they played the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Tigers were able to collect 22 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 26 in the matchup. They also stuffed 2 attempts while recording 6 steals for the game. The Tar Heels committed 16 personal fouls for the game which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a clip of 75.0%. In relation to shots from distance, Clemson converted 8 of 23 attempts (34.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Tigers shot 23 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.4%. The Tigers permitted the Tar Heels to convert 17 of their 44 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 38.6% for the game. They went 26.3% from three-point range via 5 of 19 and finished the contest at 11 of 21 from the free throw line (52.4%). Regarding rebounding, Clemson allowed North Carolina to grab 36 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Hunter Tyson pitched in for the Tigers for this contest. He made 5 of 11 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which earned him 16 points. Tyson pulled down 4 rebounds in his 26 mins and accumulated 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Clemson was Clyde Trapp. He notched 14 points in 35 minutes played by going 6 out of 13 from the floor in this matchup. Trapp wrapped this one up going 46.2% from the floor in addition to collecting 2 dimes and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Syracuse (+2)
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