Saint Peter's Peacocks (2-5) at Clemson Tigers (5-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 4, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Clemson Tigers -22 -- Over/Under: 134
The Saint Peter's Peacocks and Clemson Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are averaging 66.6 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Davauhnte Turner is averaging 16 points and three assists while Samuel Idowu is averaging 14 points and 4.4 rebounds. Cameron Jones is dishing 1.7 assists and KC Ndefo is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Peter's Peacocks are allowing 42.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Saint Peter's Peacocks have lost all four road games this season.
The Clemson Tigers need a victory here to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 75.6 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 19.1 points and 3.4 assists while Shelton Mitchell is averaging 14.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. Elijah Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Aamir Simms is grabbing five rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have won three of their last four home games.
The Peacocks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss, 1-9 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Peacocks last 14 overall.
The Saint Peter's Peacocks are battle tested after playing Auburn and NC State on the road, but the problem is they were rocked in those games and have shown very little progress either offensively and defensively. While the Clemson Tigers have been awful ATS and didn't look great in their last two games, the Saint Peter's Peacocks are just 1-6 ATS this season. This is a big number for Clemson, but I have more confidence in their talent than I do Saint Peter's as a team overall.