Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Cavaliers NCAAB Odds & Expert Pick

Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Cavaliers NCAAB Odds & Expert Pick

Written by on January 23, 2018

We all know that only one team can win the national championship in college basketball, but fans very often tend to align themselves with a conference as well as their school. This leads to debates about which conference is the best in any given year, and this season you can make a very good argument that the ACC is the best of the bunch, no matter what the NCAAB odds say, because there are two teams from that conference in the top 4, and 4 teams in the top 25.The highest ranked team in the ACC are the Virginia Cavaliers, who are currently ranked at #2. They are also the top team in conference play and are heading into this one maintaining an unbeaten record in ACC play. The Cavaliers will have another tough one on Tuesday night when they welcome in the Clemson Tigers, a team that is currently ranked #18 in the country.Conference play has been a little bit tough on the Tigers, which is why they come in as the betting underdogs, but they will be looking to climb the rankings with a big win on the road against a major contender.

Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Cavaliers NCAAB Odds & Expert Pick

  • When: Tuesday, January 23 at 7 PM EST
  • Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville
  • TV: ACC Network
  • Radio: 105.5 FM (Clemson) / 1440 AM (Virginia)
  • Live Stream: ACCDN
  • NCAAB Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -9.5 (Over/Under at 120.5 points)

Team Records

  • All: Clemson 15-3 / Virginia 18-1
  • Home: Clemson 10-1 / Virginia 12-0
  • Away: Clemson 5-2 / Virginia 6-1
  • ATS: Clemson 9-6 / Virginia 12-4
  • Over/Under: Clemson 8-6-1 / Virginia 4-12

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Virginia leads 8-2
  • Score: Clemson 56.00 / Virginia 62.20
  • Field Goal Percentage: Clemson 41.65 / Virginia 48.74
  • Rebounds: Clemson 26.50 / Virginia 30.10
  • 3 Point Shots: Clemson 51-166 / Virginia 69-172
  • Steals: Clemson 5.90 / Virginia 4.80

Why consider the Clemson Tigers NCAAB Odds?

The Clemson Tigers have made their way into the top 25, courtesy of a solid 16-3 record, but they will be a little concerned about their recent play, where they have lost 2 of their last 4 games. There is no great shame in these losses, as they came against conference foes on the road, which is never an easy path to navigate. This will be the 4th game that Clemson has played against a ranked opponent this season, and to this point, they are holding a winning 2-1 record in those match-ups.This team is at its best where they are able to slow the opposition down, and they have won by giving up just 65.2 PPG. They need to be tight offensively, as they do not have an offensive output that is particularly great, averaging 77 PPG. Clemson is 10-6 ATS in lined games this season, and are 8-8 O/U.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 77.00
  • Field Goal Percentage: 48.02
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.32
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.72
  • Total Rebounds: 36.11
Defense
  • Total Score: 65.21
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.57
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.27
  • Free Throw Percentage: 69.81
  • Total Rebounds: 33.11

Why consider the Virginia Cavaliers NCAAB Odds?

Make no mistake about it, the Virginia Cavaliers are for real this season, and they are beginning to look like a team that is going to be tough to stop. Their lone loss this season came on the road to a ranked West Virginia Mountaineers team, and that defeat did nothing but spur them on, as they have reeled off 10 straight wins since then. That runs includes 7 straight in conference games, putting them a game and a half upon the Louisville Cardinals in the ACC. Not only is this team winning, they are doing it in some considerable style.Virginia dominates the NCAAB Odds against Clemson.During their current run, they have only really had one scare, a single point win over Boston College, with the rest of their victories coming in rather comfortable fashion. Virginia is only averaging a paltry 69.6 PPG, but it is the defense that is getting the job down, as their 52.4 points allowed per game is number one in the nation. No real surprise then that they are 4-12 O/U this season, but they are a healthy 13-3 ATS.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 69.58
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.04
  • Three-Point Percentage: 39.39
  • Free Throw Percentage: 77.57
  • Total Rebounds: 32.89
Defense
  • Total Score: 52.42
  • Field Goal Percentage: 36.58
  • Three-Point Percentage: 29.89
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.95
  • Total Rebounds: 31.21

Latest Betting Trends for NCAAB

  • Tigers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Tigers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson’s last 6 games
  • Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Cavaliers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia’s last 7 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Given the style of play of these two teams, I don’t believe that we are going to see a lot of scoring. What I think we will see is another win for the Virginia Cavaliers.Score: Clemson Tigers 59 – Virginia Cavaliers 66
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