Citadel Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Citadel Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
The Clemson Tigers (17-16 last year) will play the Citadel Bulldogs (13-18 last season) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Monday.
The Citadel Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against Chattanooga and ended up losing by a score of 71-66 in their last contest of last season. Citadel ended with a 43.9% FG percentage (25 of 57) and converted 7 of their 23 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 9 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 52.9%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 23 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 assists in the matchup while forcing 10 turnovers and having 4 steals. Pertaining to defense, Citadel allowed the other team to shoot 45.5% from the field on 25 out of 55 shooting. Chattanooga recorded 11 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. In addition, Chattanooga snagged 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Chattanooga finished the contest at 85.0% when shooting free throws by burying 17 of their 20 tries. They also made 4 of 22 shots from 3-point land. When discussing fouls, the Bulldogs walked away with 17 while Chattanooga recorded 15 fouls.
David Maynard is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. He played 36 minutes and also snagged 4 boards. He accounted for 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting.
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Citadel will play this game after finishing with a mark of 13-18 last year. They lost possession via turnover 12.2 times per game and as a group committed 15.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, Citadel snagged 37.3 rebounds per contest and totaled 500 assists last season, which had them ranked 54th in the nation in terms of passing. The Bulldogs shot 35.4% on 3-pointers (332 of 938) and 67.2% from the free throw line. They had an average of 76.8 pts per game (43rd in the nation) while connecting on 44.5% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bulldogs forced 10.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They were ranked 236th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 426 relinquished last season. The Bulldogs gave up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (871 of 2,019) and they conceded 38.0 boards per game as a team. They relinquished 32.3% on shots from distance while they were 332nd in D-1 in opponents PPG (76.8).
The last time they took the court last year, the Clemson Tigers took a defeat with a final score of 76-75 when they played Virginia Tech. Concerning team rebounding, Clemson allowed Virginia Tech to grab 35 in total (8 offensive). They finished 42.9% from distance by going 12 out of 28 and ended up going 12 of 20 at the free throw line (60.0%). The Tigers permitted Virginia Tech to convert 26 of 55 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.3% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers shot 28 for 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.7%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Clemson knocked down 8 out of 23 attempts (34.8%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a clip of 68.8%. Virginia Tech earned 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They also turned it over 5 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. The Tigers collected 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 in the game.
PJ Hall ended up being a factor for the Tigers in this game. He racked up 16 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes for this contest. He converted 5 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal rate of 45.5%, and had 5 rebounds.
Clemson had a mark of 17-16 last season. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers shot 45.6% from the floor, which was ranked 90th in college basketball. Clemson accounted for 2,367 points throughout last year (71.7 per contest) and they collected 34.6 boards per game. They assisted teammates 14.2 times per contest (94th in the nation) and they lost possession via turnover 11.0 times per game. The Tigers committed 15.8 fouls every game and they connected on 73.6% from the charity stripe.
The Tigers were ranked 157th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 68.5. They forced their opponents into 11.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (143rd in the country). The Clemson defense surrendered 33.3% on 3-point attempts (264 of 792) and their opposition made 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrendered 12.1 dimes and 32.8 boards on a nightly basis, which was ranked 139th and 81st in those categories.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Citadel
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