Clemson Tigers vs. Maryland Terrapins Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/2/14
Maryland Terrapins (15-13) at Clemson Tigers (17-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Maryland Terps travel to Clemson to play the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
The Maryland Terps dropped to 15-13, 7-8 ACC after losing at home to Syracuse 57-55 on Monday night. On the season, the Terps are led by Dez Wells, who is averaging a team-high 14.8 points per game. Seth Allen is averaging a second-best 12.6 points per game along with a team-high 3 assists per game. Charles Mitchell is averaging 6.7 points per game and a team-high 6.4 rebounds per contest. The Terps are shooting 43.6% from the field while averaging 71.2 points per game as a team this season. Maryland is one of the better rebounding teams in the ACC, averaging just over 37.4 boards per game. Maryland has lost four out of six, and six out of their last ten overall. The Terps will out on the road for this matchup; Maryland has lost three out of their last four on the road in conference play.
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The Clemson Tigers dropped to 17-10, 8-7 ACC after losing at Wake Forest 62-57 on Tuesday night. On the season, K.J. Daniels leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Daniels is a highlight waiting to happen on any play and he is a legit playmaker for this Clemson squad. Rod Hall is averaging a second-best 9.1 points per game while averaging a team-high 3.8 assists per game. The Tigers are averaging only 62.3 points per game while shooting only 41.6% from the field as a team this season. Clemson is one of the better rebounding teams in the ACC, but they are terrible at distributing the basketball on the offensive end of the floor. After snapping a three game losing streak last week, the Tigers got right back to losing on Tuesday night against Wake Forest. Clemson will be at home for this one; the Tigers have won three out of their last four at home in conference play.
Clemson has struggled over the past month or so, after starting the season well. Maryland has been inconsistent all year and they just haven’t been able to take their game to the next level against the elite teams in the conference. The Tigers are tough to beat at home and the Terps have not played well on the road. I’m going to take Clemson to win and cover at home on Saturday.