Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
The Clemson Tigers (12-11) will compete against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17-7) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced off with Louisville and notched a win by a score of 63-57 in their last contest. Notre Dame walked away from the contest with a 45.5% FG percentage (25 out of 55) and knocked down 5 of their 20 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish knocked down 8 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. When discussing pulling down boards, they collected 35 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 assists for this contest as well as forcing 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to defense, Notre Dame allowed the other team to shoot 38.5% from the field on 25 out of 65 shooting. Louisville recorded 7 assists and had 6 steals for the game. In addition, Louisville snagged 35 rebounds (10 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Louisville finished 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 2 of their 3 tries. They buried 5 of 30 attempts from distance. In the matter of personal fouls, the Fighting Irish left the arena with 7 while Louisville recorded 15 personal fouls.
Paul Atkinson is one guy who played a role for the game. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field but didn't record an assist. He played 38 mins and also totaled 15 boards. He racked up 17 points on 6 out of 12 shooting.
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Notre Dame heads into this game with a record of 17-7 on the year. They are averaging 69.8 points per outing (221st in Division 1) while going 45.2% from the field. The Fighting Irish are hitting 36.0% on shots from downtown (208 of 577) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Notre Dame is pulling down 33.8 boards per game and has accounted for 327 dimes for the campaign, which is 109th in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 10.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 12.8 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Fighting Irish have forced 10.7 turnovers per game while drawing 14.8 fouls. They are 147th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 274 surrendered this year. The Fighting Irish are giving up a FG percentage of 42.8% (595 of 1,390) and they relinquish 33.9 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 32.5% on shots from downtown while they are 73rd in Division 1 in opponents points per game (65.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Clemson Tigers took a defeat with a final score of 79-77 when they played North Carolina. In the matter of attacking the glass, Clemson allowed North Carolina to collect 26 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They shot 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 8 out of 24 and ended up going 13 of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). The Tigers allowed North Carolina to convert 29 out of 58 tries from the field which left them shooting 50.0% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Tigers ended up going 25 out of 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.9%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Clemson knocked down 8 of 19 attempts (42.1%). They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 90.5%. North Carolina committed 17 fouls for the game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 21 tries. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Tigers earned 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this matchup.
PJ Hall was important for the Tigers in this matchup. He knocked down 9 of 18 for this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. He earned 24 points in his 29 minutes on the court and had 3 assists in the game.
Clemson has a win-loss record of 12-11 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 74th in the country. Clemson has totaled 1,675 pts on the year (72.8 per game) and they average 35.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (70th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.7 times per game. The Tigers are committing 15.9 personal fouls per game and they go 72.8% from the charity stripe.
The Clemson defense surrenders 33.5% on three-point shots (179 of 534) and opponents are converting on 77.0% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 11.7 assists and 32.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 113th and 58th in the country. The Tigers defensively are ranked 143rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 67.7. They are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (145th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Clemson
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