The Clemson Tigers (5-1) take on the No. 21 Colorado Buffaloes (4-0) in the MGM Resorts Main Event Heavyweight at T-Mobile Arena. The game is scheduled to get underway at 11:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Clemson Tigers ATS Prediction
The last time the Buffaloes played, they beat the Wyoming Cowboys, 56-41. The Buffaloes had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 (above their season average of 28.9), while the Cowboys had a turnover percentage of 27.5 (above their season average of 20.1). Colorado rallied around Tyler Bey, who contributed 11 points, 19 rebounds and six assists.
The Tigers won a close one over the TCU Horned Frogs in their last game, 62-60. Clemson’s 0.264 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over TCU, who had a mark of 0.121. The Tigers’ mark was above their season average of 0.144, while the Horned Frogs’ was below the 0.164 mark opponents have averaged against Clemson this season. With 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, Aamir Simms played well for Clemson.
Points could be at a premium as a pair of the NCAA’s premier defenses clash. Clemson ranks 17th in defensive efficiency (94.1) and Colorado is 33rd (95.6) since last season.
Colorado vs. Clemson Free Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Clemson, O/U – Under
Clemson ranks 89th in steals per game (7.0) while Colorado ranks 247th (5.3).
The Tigers rank 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Buffaloes rank 169th (3.4).
Clemson ranks 230th in three pointers attempted per game (20.9) while Colorado ranks 271st (19.7).
The Buffaloes are 19th in the NCAA with 31.6 rebounds allowed per game while the Tigers are 60th with 32.7 rebounds allowed per game.
Clemson ranks eighth in assists allowed per game (10.0) while Colorado ranks 17th (10.4).