Clemson vs Rutgers Pick: Midwest Region Round One, March 19th
Clemson vs Rutgers Pick – Friday, March 19th – Midwest Region Round One: After a disappointing 21 point loss at Nebraska on March 1st, Rutgers gathered some momentum with a regular season-closing 77-70 overtime win over Minnesota. They carried that over to a 2nd round victory over Indiana 61-50, before losing badly to eventual champion Illinois 90-68. They are led in scoring by Ron Harper Jr, who averages 15.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, while Jacob Young averages 14.4 points with 3.5 assists while Geo Baker also averages 10.1 points and three assists per game. Rutgers scores 70.o points per game, hits 45.1% from the field, 31.1% from three, and hits just 63.2% from the foul line.
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Clemson had won 6 of 7 games heading into the ACC conference tournament when they were upset by Miami 67-64 as 8 point favorites. Clemson was led all year by their defense. They were 12th in Division 1, allowing just 62.0 points per game. On offense, they have only one player averaging double digits in 6’8 245lbs senior Aamir Simms, who averages 13.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. They score 65.3 points per game, hit 42.8% from the field, 34.6% from three, and 76.5% from the line.
Clemson vs Rutgers Odds
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