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Lipscomb-Clemson Betting Preview: Will Tigers’ Size Be Key to Covering?

Dec 30, 2018 9:03 AM EST

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Clemson Tigers head coach Brad Brownell

Following Saturday’s explosive college basketball docket, which included Western Kentucky’s upset over No. 15 Wisconsin, Lipscomb-Clemson is the lone duel that stands out this afternoon.

Will the Tigers head into ACC play with momentum from its matchup with one of the top mid-majors in Division I? Let’s dissect the contest.

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Lipscomb Bisons at Clemson Tigers

  • Spread: Clemson -7
  • Over/Under: 150
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN3

After getting scorched by Mississippi State a few weeks ago, the Tigers (3-9 against the spread) have won three in a row with leading-scorer Marcquise Reed (19.4 points per game) back in the rotation following a knee injury.

The trigger for Clemson’s surge has been enforcing its size. Despite its lesser-tier competition of late, Brad Brownell’s bunch has outrebounded each of its past three opponents while notching six blocks per game. Overall, it ranks No. 27 in the nation in Defensive Rebounding Rate while amassing the 54th-highest Block Rate.