Virginia at Clemson 1/12/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Clemson Tigers
NCAAB: 12:00 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2019
On Saturday, the No. 4 ranked Virginia Cavaliers visit Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina to play the Clemson Tigers. The Cavaliers moved to 14-0 on the season following an 83-56 win over Boston College. Virginia jumped out to a 43-31 halftime lead and never looked back. Mamadi Diakite led Virginia with 18 points, while De’Andre Hunter scored 18 as well in the big win.
Clemson fell to 10-5 on the season following its 61-53 loss to Syracuse. The Tigers were led by Marcquise Reed with 16 points, while Elijah Thomas scored 13 prior to fouling out late in the game. The Orange held Clemson to a season-low in points.
Kyle Guy is leading in scoring with an average of 15.4 points per game. Ty Jerome is the third leading scorer and leader in assists for Virginia with averages of 13.4 points and 4.4 assists per game. Braxton Key leads in rebounds with an average of 5.7 per game. Virginia is shooting 48.0% from the field and 39.5% from 3-point territory.
Marcquise Reed is the leading scorer and second leading rebounder for the Tigers with an average of 19.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Reed is the team leader in assists with an average of 3.9 per game. The leading rebounder is Elijah Thomas with an average of 7.3 per game. Clemson is shooting 47.6% from the field and 31.6% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Virginia is 20-8 ATS in its last 28
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Cavaliers last 7
Clemson is 4-11 ATS in its last 15
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Tigers last 7
Free Betting Pick: Virginia Cavaliers -6.5
Clemson faced a tough defensive team in Syracuse and managed just 53 points and in Virginia will be facing the nation’s best defensive team and may not score 50. The Cavaliers have covered the number in 5 of the last 8 between the two teams. Clemson has failed to cover 11 of its last 15 overall. Final Score Prediction, Virginia Cavaliers win and cover ATS 65-56.