A pair of undefeated, in-state rivals face off Wednesday night in the state of South Carolina, as South Carolina travels to Clemson for a matchup with the Tigers. The two teams have split the previous four meetings between the two, with South Carolina winning last season’s contest in Columbia by a final score of 60-58.
Clemson is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 24 team according to the latest AP Poll, and are sitting at 7-0 overall for the season, as well as 1-0 in ACC play. Led by head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers are also coming off an impressive last two games where they went on the road to beat both Alabama and Pittsburgh.
A team that ranks No. 9 nationally with a combined 40.7 3P%, Clemson is currently averaging 80.3 PPG offensively so far this season, and are led by the ACC’s top scorer at the moment in PJ Hall at 21.4 PPG and 7.7 RPG. The Tigers are also allowing 68.7 PPG to opponents, and have four other prominent names to know in Joseph Girard, Chase Hunter, RJ Godfrey, and Ian Schieffelin, the latter of which is one of the ACC’s top rebounders.
As for South Carolina, the Gamecocks enter Wednesday also sitting at an undefeated 7-0 overall for the season. Led by head coach Lamont Paris, this will also mark the first true-road game for South Carolina this season, with the Gamecocks having previously won three neutral-site games.
One of the SEC’s top three-point shooting teams at a combined 40.2%, the Gamecocks are also among the conference’s best defensively allowing 64.3 PPG to opponents, while also averaging 76.7 PPG themselves. South Carolina also has three double-digit scorers in Meechie Johnson, B.J. Mack, and Myles Stute, while both Ta’Lon Cooper and Jacobi Wright are also names to know.
Clemson vs. South Carolina Line, Spread, Over/Under
As of Tuesday, December 5, Clemson is an 8.5-point favorite over South Carolina. According to FanDuel, the Tigers are also at -410 compared to +315 for South Carolina, with the over/under also at 140.5.
Clemson vs. South Carolina SEC Basketball Prediction
With this game being played in Clemson, the pick to win goes to the Tigers. Clemson should get a strong game from PJ Hall, and I’ll say that the Tigers combine that with their homecourt advantage to pickup a 5-to-10 point victory Wednesday night over their in-state rivals. Prediction: Clemson 74, South Carolina 68
What Channel is the Clemson vs. South Carolina Game On?
Clemson hosts South Carolina on Wednesday, December 6 from Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC, with tipoff set for 8:00 PM ET on ACC Network.
Clemson vs. South Carolina Live Stream
A live stream can be found here on fuboTV of the college basketball showdown between Clemson and South Carolina.
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