Clemson vs. Arkansas - 12/7/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (6-1) at Clemson Tigers (4-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Sunday in an ACC vs. SEC college basketball matchup.
The Clemson Tigers are 4-3 this season and are coming off of a loss to Rutgers that ended a three game winning streak. Clemson is averaging 68.4 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points and their opponents shoot 39 percent. Damarcus Harrison is averaging 11.9 points and 4.0 rebounds to lead the Tigers. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds, Landry Nnoko is averaging 11.6 point and 7.9 rebounds, and Donte Grantham is averaging 10.4 points. Clemson has played the 281st ranked schedule in the nation but they haven’t been able to take advantage of it.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-1 this season and they are coming off of their first loss falling to Iowa State by 18 points. Arkansas is averaging 88.1 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the floor including 44.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 74.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Hogs averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Michael Qualls is averaging 14.6 points and 4.7 rebounds, Anthony Bell is averaging 11.9 points, and Rashad Madden is averaging 11.4 points and 5.9 assists. Arkansas has played the 69th ranked schedule in the nation and they are 1-1 on the road.
Clemson is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 4-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven home games. Arkansas is 9-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-5 against the spread against the ACC.
We are getting points with the home team and though Arkansas is the better team on paper, Clemson should play better here as the home dog.