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NCAAB South Carolina vs Clemson Tigers Prediction 12/6/2023

The South Carolina Gamecocks (7-0) travel to face off against the Clemson Tigers (7-0) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson and televised on ACCN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Clemson Tigers

The South Carolina Gamecocks Are Coming Off A Win

The South Carolina Gamecocks are undefeated, with a 7-0 record, heading into their game against Clemson. Over their last ten road games, including last year, the Gamecocks have gone 4-6. As of now, South Carolina has a 6-1 record against the spread for the season, including today’s game. In their previous five games, the team has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.

South Carolina’s games have, on average, featured 141 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.6 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Gamecocks’ games have averaged 139 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.

The Clemson Tigers Are Coming Off A Win

Clemson, who currently holds a perfect 7-0 record, has split their games evenly between home and away, with two games played on the road and five games at home. Against the spread, Clemson has a record of 4-3 thus far. On the road vs. the spread, the Tigers are a perfect 2-0, while at home they are 2-3.

In seven games, Clemson comes in with an over/under mark of 5-2-0, with their games averaging 149 points per game. The Tigers’ last five games have finished with a combined 145 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

South Carolina Offense Breakdown

South Carolina is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 89 points vs. George Washington. This figure is more than their season average of 76.7 points per game. Meechie Johnson Jr. is leading the team in scoring at 17.9 points per contest. B.J. Mack has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 16.7 going into the game.

Meechie Johnson Jr. (G) 17.9 5.0 1.7
B.J. Mack (F) 16.7 4.7 1.1
Myles Stute (G) 10.3 4.0 1.3

Clemson Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Clemson offense ended with 85 points against Alabama. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 53.3% and made 11 threes. PJ Hall was the leading scorer for the Tigers, putting up 21 points. In addition, Joseph Girard III contributed 16 points.

PJ Hall (C) 21.4 7.6 2.6
Joseph Girard III (G) 14.7 2.3 3.4
Chase Hunter (G) 12.0 2.3 3.7

South Carolina Team Defense

At present, the Gamecocks’ defense is nationally ranked 41st, allowing 64.3 points per game. The South Carolina defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed George Washington to connect on 18 threes.

Clemson Team Defense

At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 98th in the country, permitting 68.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Clemson’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.7% this season.

Gamecocks vs Tigers Trends

  • Although South Carolina has a straight up record of 4-6 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 8-2. The team averaged 69 points per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Clemson has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 73 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, South Carolina has an ATS mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Tigers have a strong record of 5-0. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.

Gamecocks vs Tigers Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Tigers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 78-65. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Tigers at -8.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 140, and our model predicts the Gamecocks and Tigers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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