Clemson Tigers vs. Louisville Cardinals, Las Vegas Odds, NCAA College Basketball Betting, Picks and Prediction

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CLEMSON TIGERS LOUISVILLE CARDINALS
11-6 January 19, 9:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center 15-3

When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, January 19, 2017
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
TV: 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Clemson Tigers +5.5 (-110) +200 136 -110
Louisville Cardinals -5.5 (-110) -240 136 -110
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The fans at KFC Yum! Center will be treated to a game between the Clemson Tigers and the Louisville Cardinals when they take their seats on Thursday.

ABOUT CLEMSON (11-6, 1-4 ACC): Senior forward Jaron Blossomgame poured in 22 points against Virginia, extending his streak of scoring at least 20 to four games, and averages 18.4 overall. Senior guard Avry Holmes had 15 points on Saturday and is the only other player averaging in double figures scoring (11.3) while leading the team with 36 made 3-pointers. The Tigers have three others averaging at least nine points, including junior guard Gabe DeVoe (9.6) after he scored 15 against Virginia – his highest output since the third game of the season against Xavier (16).

ABOUT LOUISVILLE (15-3, 3-2): Sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell, who leads the team in scoring (13.6), and sophomore forward Deng Adel (10.4) are the only other players aside from Snider averaging more than one assist. Mitchell will likely take over some of the ballhandling duties and the Cardinals will rely more on their defense, which is allowing 37.9 percent shooting. Junior forward Anas Mahmoud, who has blocked at least one shot in 19 consecutive games, stepped up with career highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Duke on Saturday.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Cardinals listed as 5.5-point favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 136 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Louisville begins a stretch of games without point guard and second-leading scorer Quentin Snider when it hosts snake-bitten Clemson for an ACC matchup Thursday night. Snider, who averages 12.1 points and four assists, is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks with a strained hip flexor as the 11th-ranked Cardinals go after their fourth consecutive victory.

“We’re experimenting with different lineups,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino told the Ramsey and Rutherford show on 93.9 The Ville. “. … We realize not having (Snider) is going to put a big burden on the shoulder of other guys.” The Cardinals have only one active scorer averaging more than 10.4 points and must take on a hungry Clemson team that has dropped four in a row. The Tigers lost three of those games by five points or fewer, including an overtime setback against No. 9 North Carolina and Saturday’s 77-73 defeat against Virginia. “This is our fourth league game that’s come down to the last minute and we’ve only won one,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell told reporters after Saturday’s loss. “That’s frustrating for all of us.”

Last time out for Louisville, they were a 78-69 winner as they battled Blue Devils at home. They covered in the match as a -3.5-point favorite.

Clemson was a 77-73 loser in its last match at home against Cavaliers. They failed to cover the +2-point spread as underdogs.

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Clemson:
Team record: 11-6 SU,7-8 ATS
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Clemson is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Clemson is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Louisville:
Team record: 15-3 SU,11-5 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Louisville is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Louisville is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Clemson home to Virginia Tech Sunday, January 22
Louisville at Florida State Saturday, January 21

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATES
1. Clemson senior C Sidy Djitte leads the team in rebounding (7.8), but was limited to season lows of zero points, two boards and nine minutes Saturday.

2. Louisville junior F Jaylen Johnson, the team’s leading rebounder (6.5), averages eight points but has been held to nine total the last four games.

3. The Tigers knocked off the Cardinals 66-62 last season with 17 points and nine boards from Blossomgame.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Louisville Cardinals will cover the spread at -5.5 and the game will go over 136 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Louisville 72, Clemson 66 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
CLEMS TEAM LOUIS
76.6 PTS FOR 75.8
67.8 PTS AGNST 62.3
8.8 DIFF. 13.4
23.5 DEF REBOUNDS 26.9
11.5 OFF REBOUNDS 14.3
45.0 FG% 43.8
73.1 FT% 68.4
7.7 3 POINTERS 6.6
8.3 STEALS 7.1
INJURIES
CLEMSON
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
LOUISVILLE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
CLEMSON
Clemson is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 6 games on the road
LOUISVILLE
Louisville is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Louisville is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Clemson’s Overall Scoring vs Louisville’s Overall Defense 76.6 106 62.3 20
Clemson’s Away Scoring vs Louisville’s Home Defense 71.4 135 61.3 39
Clemson’s Road Rebounds vs Louisville’s Home Rebounds Allowed 34.1 210 34.6 185
Louisville’s Overall Scoring vs Clemson’s Overall Defense 75.8 127 67.8 83
Louisville’s Home Scoring vs Clemson’s Road Defense 78.5 155 70.4 73
Louisville’s Home Rebounds vs Clemson’s Road Rebounds Allowed 43.2 15 36.4 159
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
CLEMS 45.0 42.6 2.3
LOUIS 43.8 37.9 5.8
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
CLEMS 11.5 23.5 35.0
LOUIS 14.3 26.9 41.2
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
CLEMS 13.5 10.8 1.3
LOUIS 13.9 11.8 1.2

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