Clemson vs. Rutgers - 12/1/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-3) at Clemson Tigers (4-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off on Monday in ACC vs. Big Ten college basketball action.
The Clemson Tigers are 4-2 this season and winners of their last three games. Clemson took a bad loss to Winthrop and then fell to Gardner-Webb before rebounding against Nevada and LSU. Clemson is averaging 69.2 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 60 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Landry Nnoko leads Clemson averaging 12.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Damarcus Harrison averages 11.3 points, Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 11.2 points and 8.8 rebounds, and Donte Grantham is averaging 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Clemson Plays three SEC teams after this one: Arkansas, Auburn and South Carolina.
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-2 this season but they have lost two of their last three starts. Rutgers scored just 26 points in their last game as they lost to Virginia by 19. Rutgers is averaging 55.7 points and they are shooting 37.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Myles Mack leads RU averaging 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. Kadeem Jack is averaging 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, Junior Etou is averaging 8.5 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Mike Williams is averaging 6.3 points. Rutgers is playing in their first year as a member of the Big Ten.
Clemson is 3-8-1 against the spread following a win, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 1-5 against the spread against the Big Ten. Rutgers is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games.
I don’t love this number and I don’t love this game but forced to make a choice it is Clemson in a pick that is a lean at best.