Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Clemson Tigers - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (3-0) at Massachusetts Minutemen (3-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Massachusetts Minutemen +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers will play the Massachusetts Minutemen in the MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas.
The Massachusetts Minutemen are 3-0 and are coming off of a win against Central Arkansas by a score of 89-62. UMASS was in control of this game from start to finish and was able to coast in the second half. Jabarie Hinds led the way for UMASS with 24 points and 9 assists. C.J. Anderson led UMASS in rebounding with 12 rebounds. UMASS out rebounded their opponent by a total of 42-39 and had 24 assists in their victory. UMASS is averaging 81 points per game while giving up 68 points per game. UMASS is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Jabarie Hinds is the season leader for UMASS in scoring with 22.3 points per game and 6 assists per game. Zach Coleman is the leading rebounder for UMASS with 8 rebounds per game, while also scoring 8.7 points per game. UMASS is shooting 68.1% on free throws, 37.1% on three-pointers, and 48% on all field goal attempts.
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The Clemson Tigers are 3-0 and are coming off of a win against Texas Southern by a score of 76-56. Clemson was trailing at the half but outscored their opponent 45-23 in the second half to claim the win. Jaron Blossomgame led Clemson in scoring with 22 points and also had 9 rebounds in this game. Sidy Djitte led Clemson in rebounding with 11 rebounds, while also scoring 13 points. Clemson out rebounded their opponent by a total of 41-30 and had 18 assists in the win. Clemson is averaging 76 points per game while giving up 47 points per game. Clemson is also averaging 42.7 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game. Jaron Blossomgame is the season leading scorer for Clemson with 17 points per game while also having 7 rebounds per game. Donte Grantham is averaging 14.7 points per game and 5.3 rebound per game. Clemson is shooting 58.3% on free throws, 40.3% on three-pointers, and 48.5% on all field goal attempts.
UMASS is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. UMASS is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in UMASS’s last 5 games against the ACC. Clemson is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against the A-10. Clemson is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Clemson’s last 5 neutral site games.
Both of these teams are coming into this game undefeated, but I think Clemson has the clear talent advantage. Clemson has to be better shooting free throws, but they should be able to beat up on UMASS in this one.