Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
The Louisville Cardinals (2-14) are traveling to Littlejohn Coliseum on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Clemson Tigers (13-3).
The Louisville Cardinals faced off with Wake Forest and took a loss by a final of 80-72 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Cardinals ended up with 16 and Wake Forest totaled 21 fouls. They also knocked down 13 of 32 shots from 3-point land. Wake Forest went 64.3% at the charity stripe by converting 9 of 14 tries. Furthermore, Wake Forest snagged 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Wake Forest earned 14 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. Concerning the defense, Louisville allowed 52.7% from the floor on 29 out of 55 shooting. They also doled out 9 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 35 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Cardinals converted 11 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 55.0%. Louisville ended the contest with a 44.1% FG percentage (26 of 59) and converted 9 of 28 shots from 3-point land.
Michael James is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He finished shooting 56.3% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and also totaled 8 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 24 points on 9 out of 16 shooting.
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Louisville comes into this game with a mark of 2-14 on the season. They turn the ball over 16.7 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Louisville is grabbing 32.3 boards per game and is sitting with 144 assists for the campaign, which is 359th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Cardinals are connecting on 32.0% on three-point shots (97 of 303) and 71.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 62.6 pts per game (348th in the country) while connecting on 40.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cardinals have forced 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They rank 259th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 224 surrendered so far this year. The Cardinals defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.2% (443 of 938) and they surrender 34.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 34.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 315th in D-1 in points per game allowed (74.4).
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers got the victory with a final of 75-74 against Pittsburgh. The Tigers corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 35 for this game. They also turned it over 8 times, while earning 3 steals in this matchup. Pittsburgh committed 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to make 18 of those for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Clemson converted 7 of 17 attempts (41.2%). Overall, the Tigers went 25 for 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.2%. The Tigers permitted Pittsburgh to make 23 of 57 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.4% in this game. They shot 37.9% from distance by going 11 of 29 and finished the contest at 17 out of 23 from the charity stripe (73.9%). In relation to attacking the glass, Clemson allowed Pittsburgh to snag 35 in total (9 offensive).
Chase Hunter ended up having an impact for the Tigers in this contest. He had 17 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists for the contest. He knocked down 6 of 14 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and had 5 rebounds.
Clemson has a mark of 13-3 this year. The Tigers have committed 17.9 fouls every game and they hit 78.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.5 times per game (57th in the country) and they turn it over 11.0 times per game. Clemson has scored 1,206 pts so far this season (75.4 per contest) and they pull down 34.8 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Tigers are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 71st in D-1.
The Clemson defense gives up 32.7% on shots from beyond the arc (129 of 394) and their opponents are converting on 74.1% of their foul shots. They relinquish 10.9 assists and 33.2 boards every game, which has them ranked 61st and 125th in D-1. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 115th in the country in points given up per game with 66.7. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 39.4% from the field (34th in D-1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Clemson
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