South Carolina vs. Clemson Pick
Two big rivals meet up tonight on the basketball floor as Clemson plays host to South Carolina at 7PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Clemson is the favorite at home in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -7.5 points against South Carolina. The over/under total for the game is listed at 138 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina and will air live on ESPN2.
South Carolina is coming off an 80-78 win over Coastal Carolina for its third straight victory. The Gameocks are now 8-2 on the season and 5-4-1 against the spread. They are just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games. South Carolina is averaging 74.9 points per game on offense while giving up just 65.2 on defense. Chris Silva is averaging 13.7 points and 8 rebounds per game to lead the offense while Frank Booker is adding 11.4 points per game.
Clemson is coming off a 71-69 upset win over Florida this past weekend to improve to 9-1 on the year. The Tigers have covered the spread in three straight lined games and are 5-2 against the spread on the season. Clemson is averaging 78.9 points per game on offense while allowing 64.4 points per game on defense. Donte Grantham is averaging 15.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game to lead the team while Elijah Thomas is adding 11.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
The road team has won four of the last six meetings in this series, covering the spread in the four wins as well. However, the favorite is 10-12 against the spread in the last 12 meetings and South Carolina is only 4-9 ATS in the last 13 in this series. Clemson is coming off a big win over Florida and can build off that tonight against a rival. The Tigers have really good balance in their scoring while the Gamecocks don’t have the same offensive capability. The public betting is nearly split in this game, but I like Clemson at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEMSON -7.5