Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 1/24/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
The Clemson Tigers (16-4) will compete against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-11) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced Syracuse and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-63 in their last game. Georgia Tech ended the contest having earned a 43.1% FG percentage (25 out of 58) and knocked down 10 of their 31 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets made 3 of 6 shots for a percentage of 50.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 23 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With respect to defense, Georgia Tech allowed 55.4% from the floor on 31 of 56 shooting. Syracuse distributed 18 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Furthermore, Syracuse totaled 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't have a block. Syracuse finished the game at 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 18 shots. They converted 6 of their 14 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Yellow Jackets left the arena with 17 and Syracuse finished the game with 12 personal fouls.
Dallan Coleman is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up with 17 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins and also grabbed 2 rebounds. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also distributed 2 assists.
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Georgia Tech comes into this matchup with a record of 8-11 so far this season. They average 69.8 pts per contest (222nd in the nation) while hitting 42.5% from the floor. The Yellow Jackets are shooting 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (134 of 414) and 69.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgia Tech is pulling down 36.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 262 assists on the season, which ranks 204th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.3 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Yellow Jackets have forced 11.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.6 fouls. They are relinquishing 29.2% on 3-pointers and they are 216th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (70.5). The Yellow Jackets are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.1% (493 of 1,144) and they surrender 36.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 257th in college basketball in giving up assists with 273 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Clemson Tigers got the victory with a final of 51-50 when they faced Virginia Tech. In reference to rebounding, Clemson permitted Virginia Tech to grab 31 in total (4 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 27.3% from downtown by shooting 6 out of 22 and ended up shooting 8 of 12 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Tigers permitted Virginia Tech to make 18 of 53 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.0% in this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Tigers went 18 for 47 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.3%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, Clemson buried 3 of 18 attempts (16.7%). They were able to knock down 12 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. Virginia Tech earned 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They turned it over 17 times, while recording 10 steals in this matchup. The Tigers were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this contest.
PJ Hall was important for the Tigers for the game. He made 7 of 15 in this matchup giving him a rate of 46.7%, and had 8 rebounds. He earned 20 points in his 31 minutes of playing time, but finished this game without an assist.
Clemson has a record of 16-4 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are shooting 46.4% from the field, which is ranked 78th in college basketball. Clemson has 1,489 pts so far this year (74.5 per game) and they average 35.0 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 14.6 times per game (90th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 11.2 times per game. The Tigers have committed 18.2 fouls per game and they go 79.5% from the charity stripe.
The Clemson defense surrenders 32.4% from downtown (156 of 482) and their opposition knocks down 73.1% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 11.0 assists and 33.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 57th and 143rd in those defensive categories. The Tigers defensively are ranked 113th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 66.9. They are forcing their opponents into 11.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.5% from the field (24th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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