Virginia Tech Hokies vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
The Clemson Tigers (15-15) will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (19-11) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies stepped onto the hardwood against Louisville and walked away with a win by a score of 75-43 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Hokies ended up with 12 and Louisville finished the game with 13 personal fouls. They made 6 of 19 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Louisville finished the game at 42.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 3 of 7 attempts. Furthermore, Louisville totaled 26 rebounds (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Louisville doled out 11 assists and had 5 steals in the game. With regard to defending, Virginia Tech allowed 36.2% from the field on 17 out of 47 shooting. They also distributed 14 assists for the contest as well as forcing 17 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Hokies knocked down 7 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. Virginia Tech finished the contest with a 46.7% FG percentage (28 of 60) and made 12 of 28 shots from beyond the arc.
Justyn Mutts is someone who was a major factor in the game. He racked up 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 33 minutes played and also grabbed 10 rebounds. He finished 71.4% from the floor and also distributed 6 dimes.
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Virginia Tech enters this one with a win-loss mark of 19-11 on the campaign. They average 70.0 pts per game (213th in Division 1) while connecting on 47.0% from the field. The Hokies are shooting 39.2% on shots from distance (268 of 684) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Virginia Tech is grabbing 32.1 boards per game and has earned 438 dimes so far this year, which ranks 68th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 14.3 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hokies are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 14.5 fouls. They concede 32.4% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 16th in college hoops in points per game allowed (61.2). The Hokies defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.4% (682 of 1,608) and they concede 30.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 114th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 340 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Clemson Tigers took home the win by a final score of 68-65 when they played Georgia Tech. The Tigers collected 25 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 8 steals for this game. Georgia Tech committed 12 fouls for the game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for 7 tries. They were able to bury 6 of those for a rate of 85.7%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Clemson buried 6 of 21 tries (28.6%). When the game finished, the Tigers went 28 for 53 from the floor which had them at 52.8%. The Tigers allowed Georgia Tech to make 25 out of 56 tries from the field which left them shooting 44.6% for this contest. They went 33.3% from three-point range by going 7 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 11 from the free throw line (72.7%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Clemson allowed Georgia Tech to collect 29 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
David Collins pitched in for the Tigers in the matchup. He earned 19 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists for the matchup. He buried 8 of 10 for the matchup for a rate of 80.0%, and added 7 rebounds.
Clemson has a win-loss mark of 15-15 for the campaign. The Tigers commit 15.6 personal fouls every game and they shoot 74.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.4 times per game (88th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.2 times per contest. Clemson has totaled 2,159 points on the season (72.0 per contest) and they snag 34.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are shooting 45.7% from the field, which is 91st in Division 1.
The Tigers are ranked 164th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 68.7. They are able to force 11.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the floor (165th in D-1). The Clemson defense gives up 33.7% on three-point shots (239 of 710) and their opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.1 assists and 32.5 boards per contest, which is 138th and 75th in college hoops.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Clemson
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