The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (8-1) meet the Clemson Tigers (10-1) will try to continue their winning streaks when they battle at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Ragin’ Cajuns have won eight games in a row, while the Tigers have won their last six games. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. ET on Friday, December 22, 2017.
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Clemson Tigers Betting Preview
The Ragin’ Cajuns were victorious over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions in their last outing, 82-74. With 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Bryce Washington played well for Louisiana. The Ragin’ Cajuns had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 45.9 (above their season average of 39.1), while the Lions had a free throw rate of 0.259 (below the 0.301 mark opponents have averaged against Louisiana this season).
The last time the Tigers played, they topped the South Carolina Gamecocks, 64-48. Clemson rallied around Marcquise Reed, who was the games high scorer with 25 points on 6-for-11 shooting. The Tigers had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.348 (above their season average of 0.278) and held the Gamecocks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.370 (below their season average of 0.507).
The aggressive Clemson offense could be getting to the foul line a lot in this battle. The Tigers rank 57th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.259, while Louisiana ranks 308th in FTA rate allowed (0.260) since the 2016-17 season. Also, the 10th-ranked offense of the Ragin’ Cajuns (offensive efficiency of 115.1) will go head-to-head against the 32nd-ranked defense of the Tigers (defensive efficiency of 102.5).
Reed has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Clemson, averaging 16.2 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Clemson Tigers Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Louisiana, ATS Winner – Louisiana, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Ragin’ Cajuns rank 26th in rebounds per game (38.5) while the Tigers rank 117th (34.7).
- Clemson ranks 11th in blocks allowed per game (3.0) while Louisiana ranks 52nd (3.2).
- Louisiana ranks 10th in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while Clemson ranks 130th (21.7).
- The Tigers rank 17th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 130th (6.3).
- Louisiana ranks fifth in assists per game (15.4) while Clemson ranks 110th (13.1).