Clemson vs. Gardner-Webb - 11/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (1-1) vs. Clemson Tigers (1-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm (Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center)
The Line: Gardner-Webb Bulldogs +8.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 See the Latest Odds
The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs and the Clemson Tigers face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs are of to a 1-1 start this season after losing to LSU and then beating College of Charleston. Gardner-Webb is averaging 81 points per game and they are shooting 48.3 percent from the floor and 26.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while their opposition is averaging 80 points and they shoot 46.5 percent from the floor. Jerome Hill leads Gardner-Webb averaging 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Tyrell Nelson is averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, Jarvis Davis is averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, and Tyler Strange is averaging 13 points and 7.5 assists. Garder-Webb needs to hit a high percentage because they aren’t strong on he boards losing that battle on average by 32-40.5.
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The Clemson Tigers are 1-1 so far this season beating Florida A&M then losing to Winthrop by three points. Clemson is averaging 80 points per game shooting 48.3 percent from the floor including 26.3 percent from three-point land while defensively they are allowing 59 points and their opponents shoot 36.4 percent. Landry Nnoko leads the Tigers averaging 17 points and 6.0 rebounds. Donte Grantham is averaging 12.5 points and 5.0 rebounds, Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 11 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Jordan Roper is averaging 9.0 points. Clemson is strong on the boards grabbing 40 rebounds per game to their opponents 29.
Gardner-Webb is 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 non-conference games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games. Clemson is 4-1-2 against the spread following a loss, 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games.
Gardner-Webb is playing the better ball so taking them with the points is the play.