Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. Clemson Tigers Free Prediction


The Clemson Tigers (7-3) and the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (4-6) clash at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers look to lengthen their five-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, and can be seen on ACC Network.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. Clemson Tigers ATS Odds

Both teams dismantled their last opponent. The Tigers defeated the Citadel Bulldogs 100-80, while the Buccaneers beat the Columbia International Rams 100-68.

Charleston Southern played a flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.0 and a free throw rate of 0.125. Columbia International was 30.8 and 0.063, respectively, for those same stats. Clemson, on the other hand, dominated every stat category in their game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.648. For those same stats, Citadel was 8.3 and 0.534, respectively. Marcquise Reed had a good game for Clemson, putting up 20 points and 13 rebounds. Charleston Southern was lifted by Travis McConico, who finished with 17 points and six rebounds.

Shelton Mitchell has been excellent recently for Clemson, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The sweet-shooting offense of Clemson will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Charleston Southern. The Tigers currently rank 100th in effective field goal percentage (0.535), while the Buccaneers are 297th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.531). The Tigers should have the edge on that end of the court. This contest should be a matchup of conflicting styles. The quick-paced Buccaneers rank 14th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Tigers rank 307th.

Charleston Southern vs. Clemson ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Clemson, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Clemson ranks eighth in rebounds allowed per game (29.1) while Charleston Southern ranks 213th (38.0).
  • The Tigers rank 46th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Buccaneers rank 172nd (7.9).
  • Clemson ranks 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Charleston Southern ranks 150th (4.2).
  • The Tigers rank 34th in assists allowed per game (10.7) while the Buccaneers rank 208th (15.5).
  • Charleston Southern ranks 34th in three pointers attempted per game (26.7) while Clemson ranks 207th (20.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Buccaneers have scored an average of 81.2 points per game (5.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (2.3 below their season average).
  • The Tigers\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.6, up from 6.8 for the season.