Virginia Cavaliers vs. Clemson Tigers, Saturday, College Basketball Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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12-3 January 14, 12:00 PM | Littlejohn Coliseum 11-5

When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 14, 2017
Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, South Carolina
TV: Noon ET, ACC Network

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
 Virginia Cavaliers -2.5 -110 -145 124.5 -110
 Clemson Tigers +2.5 -110 +125 124.5 -110
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The fans at Littlejohn Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Clemson Tigers when they take their seats on Saturday.

ABOUT VIRGINIA (12-3, 2-2 ACC): While Perrantes is heating up, freshman guard Kyle Guy has finally cooled off while posting four points on 1-of-11 shooting – including 0-for-5 from long distance – in the last two games. “Everybody goes through slumps,” Perrantes told The Daily Progress. “Not everybody shoots the ball amazingly. You’re not going to shoot it amazingly the whole season. He has confidence in his game, he has confidence in his shot, everybody does on the team. It’s going to come.” Guy still leads the ACC in 3-point shooting (51.2 percent) and the Cavaliers – who play four of their next five on the road – are tied atop the conference at 39.9 percent.

ABOUT CLEMSON (11-5, 1-3): Senior forward Jaron Blossomgame scored 20 points while shooting 8-of-13 in Thursday’s 75-63 loss at Georgia Tech, while the other four starters were a combined 7-for-30. Forward Donte Grantham, who averaged 10.2 points as a sophomore last season, posted his sixth single-digit scoring effort in the last seven games and is shooting 31 percent in ACC action. Sophomore guard Shelton Mitchell missed all seven of his shots Thursday night but handed out five assists and leads the team with 3.5 per game.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Cavaliers listed as 2.5-point favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 124.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Clemson lost its last outing, a 75-63 result against Yellow Jackets on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a -10-point favorite.

Virginia won its last outing, a 79-62 result against Demon Deacons on January 08. They covered in that game as a -12-point favorite.

Virginia is hoping that a superb second-half performance its last time out can carry the squad through a road-heavy stretch, beginning Saturday at Clemson in an ACC matchup. The 18th-ranked Cavaliers had dropped two straight and were losing at home to Wake Forest with under 13 minutes remaining Sunday night before a furious rally resulted in a momentum-shifting 79-62 victory.

Senior leader London Perrantes put the team on his shoulders with 19 of his season-high 24 points in the second half, showing a new-found aggressiveness that might be necessary to steer the squad back toward the top of the ACC. “I said, ‘London, you know you’ve had three great years. You’re in a different situation this year,'” coach Tony Bennett told reporters of his message for Perrantes. “. … This is really good for your game because you are going to have to learn to be as efficient as you can. More is being called upon for you.'” Perrantes is averaging 20 points over his last two games – while committing one turnover in 73 total minutes – and has made 9-of-13 from 3-point range in the last three contests. He will be a challenge for a Tigers team that has lost three in a row while giving up an average of 79.7 points.

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Team record: 12-3 SU,9-5 ATS
Virginia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Team record: 11-5 SU,7-7 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Clemson is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games
Clemson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Virginia at Boston College Wednesday, January 18
Clemson at Louisville Thursday, January 19

1. Virginia has won five straight meetings, including a pair of seven-point victories last season.
2. The Cavaliers made 18-of-24 free throws against Wake Forest after going 5-of-10 combined over their previous two outings.
3. Blossomgame missed his only two 3-point tries against the Yellow Jackets and is down to 15.2 percent from behind the arc. He made 44.6 percent of his attempts last season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Virginia Cavaliers will cover the spread at -2.5 and the game will go over 124.5 points, according to scamdicappers
PREDICTION: Virginia 70, Clemson 65 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

69.5 PTS FOR 76.8
52.1 PTS AGNST 67.3
17.3 DIFF. 9.6
25.1 DEF REBOUNDS 23.9
49.4 FG% 44.7
69.8 FT% 73.5
6.7 3 POINTERS 7.8
5.9 STEALS 8.3
No Injuries to report.
No Injuries to report.
Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Virginia’s last 12 games on the road
Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Clemson
Virginia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Clemson
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Clemson
Clemson is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games
Clemson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Virginia
Clemson is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia
Clemson is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Clemson’s last 7 games when playing at home against Virginia
Virginia’s Overall Scoring vs Clemson’s Overall Defense 69.5 267 67.3 80
Virginia’s Away Scoring vs Clemson’s Home Defense 67.7 219 64.1 91
Virginia’s Road Rebounds vs Clemson’s Home Rebounds Allowed 30.7 320 36.8 268
Clemson’s Overall Scoring vs Virginia’s Overall Defense 76.8 109 52.1 2
Clemson’s Home Scoring vs Virginia’s Road Defense 82.3 101 56.2 4
Clemson’s Home Rebounds vs Virginia’s Road Rebounds Allowed 37.1 202 31.0 19
Virginia has the second stingiest defence in the league at 52.1 points per game.
No trends to report
VIRGA 49.4 37.0 12.4
CLEMS 44.7 41.8 2.8
VIRGA 8.9 25.1 34.1
CLEMS 11.7 23.9 35.6
VIRGA 15.3 9.4 1.6
CLEMS 13.6 10.8 1.3



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