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Clemson vs Virginia Tech Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Hokies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Clemson Tigers at Virginia Tech Hokies
- Where: Blacksburg at Cassell Coliseum
- Date: Wednesday, January 4th
- Betting Odds: Clemson +6, CLMSN +209 | VTECH -261 O/U 137.5
The Clemson Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 11-3. So far, the Tigers have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 2-2. For the season, Clemson has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tigers being +6 point underdogs.
Clemson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Hunter Tyson who is averaging 15.64 points per game for the Tigers. Tyson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Chase Hunter who has hit 43.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.64 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Clemson will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Tigers are ranked 180th at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 578th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Clemson is close to the NCAA average at 36.3%.
Through 14 games, the Virginia Tech Hokies have an overall record of 11-3. So far this season, Virginia Tech has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-0. The Hokies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Virginia Tech has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 11-3.
Virginia Tech’s leading scorer this season is Sean Pedulla who is averaging 17.36 points per contest. So far, Pedulla has accounted for 23.03% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.43 rebounds per game and 4.29 assists. Grant Basile is the second leading scorer for the Hokies, averaging 13.57 points per game. Between him and Basile, they are accounting for 41.0% of the team’s scoring.
Virginia Tech comes into their matchup vs Clemson looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 215th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 39.3%. So far, 41.43% of the Hokies’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 62.1 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Clemson Tigers +6
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Virginia Tech and Clemson are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 9.0 and 7.76 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Clemson Tigers to cover as +6 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Hokies’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Virginia Tech. At +6 we like the chances of Clemson covering the spread as underdogs.
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