Virginia at Clemson - 1/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Virginia at Clemson - 1/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Clemson (9-4) vs Virginia (8-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Clemson Tigers -5 -- Over/Under: 122 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The University of Virginia Cavaliers and the Clemson Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina. The Virginia Cavaliers have won two of the team’s last three games played, including a 74-69 victory over Syracuse. The Clemson Tigers will arrive at Littlejohn Coliseum on the heels of a four-game winning streak.     

The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 62.77 points a game on 45.25 percent shooting. On the defensive side of the basketball, the Cavaliers are allowing 57.15 points a contest on 39.28 percent shooting. Virginia forward Jayden Gardner is averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists a game. Cavaliers guard Armaan Franklin is averaging 11.9 points and 2.6 rebounds a contest. Virginia guard Kihei Clark is averaging 10.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 31.93 percent from behind the three-point line and shooting 71.01 percent from the charity stripe. Through 13 games played this season, the Cavaliers are allowing opposing teams to hit 32.97 percent of three-point shots attempted.

The Clemson Tigers are averaging 75.23 points a game on 47.35 percent shooting. Defensively, the Tigers are allowing 65.23 points a contest on 39.78 percent shooting. Through 13 games played this season, Clemson forward PJ Hall is averaging 14.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists a game. Tigers forward Hunter Tyson is averaging 11.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. The Tigers are shooting 41.01 percent from behind the arc and 72.10 percent from the free-throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.81 percent from three-point range. Additionally, Clemson’s opponents are shooting 79.70 percent from the free-throw line.  

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The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in the team’s last 7 games played. The game total has gone over in 4 of the last 6 games the Virginia Cavaliers have played. Virginia is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played. Clemson is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played. Clemson is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

The Clemson Tigers are a team that loves to shoot the basketball from behind the three point line. Having stated that, the Tigers are currently trending in a positive direction when it comes to three point shooting. In Clemson's last three games played, the Tigers are shooting 41.38 percent from behind the three point line. I think the Tigers continue to shoot the basketball well on Tuesday night and win this game. Additionally, I am backing the Tigers to cover the 5 points. I should also note that Clemson defeated the Cavaliers 67-50 earlier in the season.       

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Hans’s Pick Clemson Tigers -5

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