Clemson vs. Alabama - 12/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (5-2) at Clemson Tigers (6-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Clemson Tigers are 6-2 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Clemson is averaging 74.2 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Jaron Blossomgame leads the Tigers averaging 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Donte Grantham is averaging 11 points and 5.0 rebounds, Avry Holmes is averaging 10.3 points, and Jordan Roper is averaging 9.3 points. Clemson’s losses have all been away from home.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-2 this season and they have won their last three games. Alabama is averaging 67.3 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Shannon Hale leads the Crimson Tide averaging 13 points per game. Retin Obashan is averaging 12.9 points, Arthur Edwards is averaging 8.9 points, and Dazon Ingram is averaging 7.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Alabama’s losses are to Xavier and Dayton, two quality teams.
Clemson is 6-2 against the spread against the SEC, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Alabama is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, 3-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 21-8-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
Alabama is a sizeable dog here but they are improving and I like them with the generous number here if they don’t win outright.