Clemson vs. South Carolina - 12/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (9-0) at Clemson Tigers (7-3)
College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers meet Friday night at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
The South Carolina Gamecocks look for their first road victory to remain undefeated on the year. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 83.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Mindaugas Kacinas is averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 13 points and 4.3 rebounds. Michael Carrera is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Sindarius Thornwell is dishing four assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. South Carolina is allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Clemson Tigers look for a statement victory after winning four of their last seven games. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 71.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 56.9 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Avry Holmes is averaging 10.5 points and 3.6 assists. Donte Grantham is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Nnoko is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. Clemson is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.9 turnovers per game. The Clemson Tigers have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Gamecocks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. The Gamecocks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Clemson and 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
This is a rivarly game between two teams that hate each other and with USC undefeated, you're sure to get Clemson's best performance. Add the fact the Tigers are the team that's at home, and I'm going to side with Clemson.