The Clemson Tigers (6-1) welcome the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (5-2) in a matchup that pits outstanding offense against superb defense. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
UNC Asheville Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers Free Preview
In the Bulldogs last outing, they beat the USC Upstate Spartans, 82-70. Ahmad Thomas was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 10-for-18 shooting. UNC Asheville played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.616 (above their season average of 0.538) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.3 (above their season average of 29.5). USC Upstate was 0.491 and 29.7, respectively, for those same stats.
The Tigers come in on a high note after topping the Ohio State Buckeyes in their last outing, 79-65. Clemson rallied around Marcquise Reed, who was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Clemson dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.212 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.654 (above their season average of 0.566). For those same stats, Ohio State had marks of 0.145 and 0.518, respectively.
This matchup pits one of the nation’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Clemson ranks 60th in offensive efficiency and UNC Asheville is 41st in defensive efficiency since the 2016-17 season.
UNC Asheville Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Clemson, ATS Winner – Clemson, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 238th in rebounds per game (34.5) while the Bulldogs rank 247th (34.3).
- Clemson ranks 80th in blocks per game (4.0) while UNC Asheville ranks 251st (2.4).
- The Bulldogs rank 49th in assists per game (15.6) while the Tigers rank 197th (13.1).
- Clemson ranks 29th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while UNC Asheville ranks 110th (5.8).