Minnesota vs. Clemson - 12/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota vs. Clemson - 12/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers (5-2) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-4)

College Basketball: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Williams Arena)

The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -2 -- Over/Under: 128

TV: ESPN2

The Clemson Tigers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena.

The Clemson Tigers look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 74.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Tevin Mack is averaging 15.4 points and 1.6 assists while Aamir Simms is averaging 11.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. John Newman III is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Amir Dawes is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have lost six of their last nine road games.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 71.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 40 percent shooting. Daniel Oturu is averaging 17 points and 1.3 assists while Marcus Carr is averaging 13 points and 5.9 rebounds. Payton Willis is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Kalscheur is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 61 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won three of their last four home games.

The Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games, 0-9 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 7-1 in Golden Gophers last 8 overall.

The Clemson Tigers have been better up to this point in terms of results and they have a defense that travels well. However, this is the first true road game for Clemson and going to the Barn is never an easy place to visit. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won three of their four home games this season and are winning those games by an average of 19.5 points while allowing 37.8 percent shooting. I'll lay the bucket with the Golden Gophers.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Golden Gophers -2

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