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#642 Louisville -9.5
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals

Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

When: Saturday, January 25, 2:00 PM. ET.

The Louisville Cardinals will be going for their sixth consecutive win when they take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

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Tigers Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Tigers have played well over the last week, winning four of their last five games. They will be trying to keep the momentum going with a win over the Cardinals, which will give them their second win in a row and fifth win in their last six games.

Clemson has struggled offensively, averaging 68.6 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range. They finished with 71 points in their last game and will need another solid offensive performance if they want to beat the Cardinals.

Hunter Tyson led the way for the Tigers with 21 points and five rebounds, while John Newman III added nine points and seven rebounds for the Tigers, who finished the game with only one player scoring in double figures.

Clemson has done a better job defensively, holding opponents to 64.2 points per game. They gave up 68 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Cardinals.

Cardinals Going For Eighth Win In 10 Games

The Cardinals have played well over the last two weeks and have won their last five games. They will be going for their sixth win in a row and eighth win in their last 10 games when they face the Tigers on Saturday.

Louisville has played well offensively, averaging 74.5 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range. They finished with 68 points in their last game and will need a much better offensive performance if they want to beat the Tigers.

Malik Williams led the way for the Cardinals with 13 points and six rebounds. Steven Enoch finished with 13 points and three rebounds, while Jordan Nwora added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals.

Louisville has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 62.3 points per game. They gave up 64 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to pick up the win.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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The Tigers have struggled offensively, averaging 68.6 points per game. They are averaging 61.5 points per game on the road and will struggle to score against the Cardinals, who are giving up 62.3 points per game. The Tigers have done a better job defensively, giving up 64.2 points per game, but they have also struggled on the road, giving up 71.5 points per game. The Cardinals are averaging 74.5 points per game and won’t have any trouble scoring against the Tigers in this game. The Cardinals also have the rebounding edge in this game, averaging 39.5 rebounds per game to Clemson’s 34.3 rebounds per game and will have more second-chance scoring opportunities in this game. With the Cardinals winning four of the last six meetings between the two teams, Louisville is the best bet.

Prediction: Louisville Cardinals

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Cardinals have played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 62.3 points per game. With Clemson struggling to score on the road, averaging 61.5 points per game, it is safe to assume that the Cardinals will keep the Tigers under 60 points in this game. The Tigers have also struggled on the defensive end, giving up 71.5 points per game on the road. Even though the Cardinals will hit their season average in this game, they won’t score enough to push the score over the total. The Cardinals and Tigers have played under the total in three of their last five games.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Cardinals will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Tigers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 34 points per game while the Tigers average 31.7 points per game.

Prediction: Louisville Cardinals

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The Cardinals and Tigers are averaging 65.7 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.