|1/22/2008 Wake Forest at Clemson Free Pick From Jeff Alexander|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Tuesday, 22 January 2008 09:51|
In his daily free pick for Tuesday, handicapper Jeff Alexander says take 1 Unit on Clemson -11.5 against Wake Forest. Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog opened betting on this game as Clemson -11.5. The over/under total for tonight's game has been set at 146.5.
Alexander writes at just 1-5 this season, Wake has really struggled on the road. It is averaging just 63.7ppg on the road while allowing 74.7ppg. Clemson is 9-2 at home this season and 6-3 ATS in home lined games.
One of Clemson's home losses was a 2-point set back to #1 ranked North Carolina. The Tigers are averaging 79.8ppg at home while allowing just 64.6ppg. Coming off a loss to Duke, the Tigers will be out for revenge when they step on their home floor tonight.
Clemson’s top-rated shooter is Trevor Booker, who averages 15.2 points a game and 9.7 rebounds. K.C. Rivers has the second best scoring average for the Tigers with a mark of 13.1. Terrence Oglesby comes into tonight’s game with a 11.0 points per game average, and a 3.0 rebound average. For Wake Forest, James Johnson is averaging 14.1 points per game, as well as 9.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Jeff Teague (12.3 points per game) and L.D. Williams (7.5) round out Wake Forest’s top three scorers.
Some trends to consider are that the Demon Deacons are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5. Also, the Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Alexander says to lay the points and take the home favorites.
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