Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1) vs Clemson Tigers (5-1)Date : 11/26/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Clemson Tigers
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will travel to Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina, to battle the Clemson Tigers on Monday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Tigers halted there 5 game winning streak to begin this season by suffering an 82-77 neutral-site loss to the Creighton Blue Jays in the 2018 Cayman Islands Classic Basketball Tournament. The Tigers fell behind early as they went down by 10 points at the half en route to a loss where they would shoot 53% for the night, however, went only 5 – 19 from 3-point range for the contest.
The Cornhuskers also halted a winning streak to begin the season by falling to Big 12 foe Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Hall of Fame Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 20th as they shot only 35% from the game while going only 5 – 23 from 3-point range for the night. Nonetheless, they were able to atone for this loss with a win over the Western Illinois Leathernecks in their last outing buy a 73-49 score as they held the Leathernecks to only 30% shooting on the night while they were able to convert 46% of their field goals in the contest while being led by Glynn Watson Jr with 20 points on the night
Nebraska Cornhuskers's Latest Performance :
Nebraska continues to be on fire on both sides of the court as they are averaging a tad over 80 points per game while their defense is allowing less than 60 points per outing to their opponents in 2018. They allowed the Northern Illinois Leathernecks to score only 49 points for the night as they shot only 30% from the field, as stated. In fact, the Cornhuskers have not allowed a single team in 2018 to score more than 70 points thus far. With that being the case, look for them to look forward to the challenge and facing a Clemson team that has struggled on offense, at times, during the season yet are coming off of a game in which they scored over 80 points.
Nebraska is led in scoring by James Palmer, who struggled in going 7-18 on the night versus Northern Illinois for only 19 points, while Glenn Watson jr. leads the team in assists with four per game. Isaiah Copeland jr., which also had a subpar game versus the Leathernecks with seven points along with only four rebounds, leads the team in rebounding with 6 per game. In all, look for Nebraska to step things up on the defensive end once again versus the Tigers as their offense, despite averaging over 82 per game, has been a bit inconsistent lately.
Clemson Tigers's Latest Performance :
In a turnover filled game throughout, Clemson was not able to contain an offense in Creighton that shot 56% from the field along with a tad under 39% from 3 point range in a huge loss at the Cayman Islands Classic basketball Tournament. Clemson had four players to score in double figures led by Marquise Reed with 27 points while Shelton Mitchell went 5-11 from the field while ending with 13 points for the Tigers in the loss.
On the other hand, Ty-shon Alexander was a one-man show for the Blue Jays as he ended the game with 36 points on the night along with only one assist. This matchup was certainly an off game for the Tigers as they came into the contest allowing only a tad above 60 points per game to their opponents while their offense has been putting up an average of 77 points per game in 2018. Nonetheless, they seek to take on a Nebraska team that also halted a losing streak of their own to begin this season in what will be a competitive battle from the start.
How Nebraska Cornhuskers & Clemson Tigers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Nebraska is 4 – 1 ATS while the OU is 1 – 3
cleansing is 1 – 5 ATS while the OU is 3 – 3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this game to be an interesting one in that you have two teams in Clemson and Nebraska that will certainly be looking to add to their stellar season thus far. With that being the case, expect for the focus and intensity to be there on both ends of the as you will have two solid defenses squaring off against offenses that are coming off of less than stellar outings. In all, look for this to be an exciting and interesting matchup as Clemson will certainly enjoy the benefits of playing at home to where they are undefeated thus far in the season.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Clemson Tigers
My reason for the pick :
Look for the Tigers to pull out a slim victory at home versus a tough and solid Nebraska team on Monday night. Of course, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will certainly bring it from a defensive standpoint as the Tigers will certainly have their fair share of issues throughout the game; However, they will figure out a way in which to make critical baskets coming down the stretch in which to pull out and all important victory in the end.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
It would be important to mention that the Clemson Tiger defense is only allowing opponents to score only 65 points per outing. With that being the case, with the Cornhuskers allowing less than 60 points per game to their opponents thus far in 2018, expect this game to be a defensive-minded showdown from the start as both teams will be looking to establish themselves in this area. And while there will certainly be some points scored throughout, the total will certainly stay below its set limit for this low scoring yet competitive matchup.
Betting trends for Nebraska Cornhuskers:
- The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in last 5 games
- The Under is 4-1 in Cornhuskers last 5 games
Betting trends for Clemson Tigers:
- The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in last 5 games
- The Over is 6 – 4 in Tigers last 10 games