Clemson vs. Oakland - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (4-8) at Clemson Tigers (6-4)
College Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and the Oakland Golden Grizzlies face off on Monday at Littlejohn Coliseum in college basketball action.
The Clemson Tigers are 6-4 this season but they are coming off of a 23-point loss to South Carolina on Friday. Clemson is averaging 66.4 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 12.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game to lead the Tigers. Damarcus Harrison is averaging 11.8 points, Rod Hall is averaging 10.5 points, and Donte Grantham is averaging 9.9 points. Clemson is 4-2 at home so far this season.
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 4-8 this season and they have lost their last three games. Oakland is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 82.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Kahlil Felder leads the Golden Grizzlies averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 assists per game. Corey Petros is averaging 15.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, Tommie McCune is averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Dante Williams is averaging 10 points. Oakland is coming off of a tough overtime loss to Pittsburgh and they have played three teams ranked in the top 25.
Clemson is 5-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 6-2-2 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4-1 against the spread after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. Oakland is 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 road games against a team with a winning home record, 1-7-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 3-13 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Clemson plays well at home against the teams with losing records so this looks like a logical spot to like a better team than they have shown on the road.