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Pittsburgh vs Clemson 1/7/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Clemson Tigers (12-3) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (11-4)
January 7, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -2.5 / Clemson Tigers +2.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Clemson Tigers and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Petersen Events Center. The Clemson Tigers look for their 13th win. The Pittsburgh Panthers look for their 12th win. 

The Clemson Tigers are averaging 75.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Hunter Tyson is averaging 15.5 points and 1.9 assists, while Chase Hunter is averaging 14.5 points and 2.2 rebounds. PJ Hall is the third double-digit scorer and Brevin Galloway is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.

The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 75.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Blake Hinson is averaging 17 points and 1.7 assists, while Jamarius Burton is averaging 15.7 points and 5 rebounds. Nelly Cummings is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Elliott is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game.

The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Panthers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 overall. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Panthers are probably the more talented team on paper, and playing at home matters. However, we’re getting a free bucket with a Clemson team that’s one of the best defenses in the country. Also, Clemson has shown it can win on the road, where it wins by an average of 4.7 points. Give me the road dog.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Clemson Tigers +2.5

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