Clemson Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish NCAAB Betting Prediction

Clemson Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Prediction 3/2/2024

The Clemson Tigers (20-8) travel to face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-17) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend and televised on CW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:45 ET.

Clemson Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Clemson Tigers Are Coming Off A Win

After their 69-62 win over Pittsburgh, Clemson is 20-8 overall and 10-7 in ACC play. The Tigers have won three in a row to give them a road record of 7-4 this season.

On the year, Clemson has been favored in 22 of their 28 games, going 16-6 in those contests. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Tigers are 6-4.

As the favorite this season, Clemson has gone 9-11-2 against the spread. However, over their last three games as the favorite, they are 2-0-1 vs. the spread. On the road, the Tigers have an ATS mark of 9-2 this year and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 8-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Clemson’s games this season (147.7). This year, 15 of their 28 games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Are Coming Off A Win

Notre Dame comes into this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they have a record of 5-14 when they are the underdog this season. At home, the Fighting Irish have gone 8-9 compared to 2-8 on the road.

Over their last 10 games at home, Notre Dame has gone 5-5, and they are coming off a 70-65 win over Wake Forest. So far, the Fighting Irish have an overall record of 11-17.

Notre Dame has an ATS record of 14-13 this season, going 7-10 against the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Fighting Irish have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Notre Dame games is 9-18. Today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (133). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.

Clemson Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 78.4 points per game, the Clemson had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against Pittsburgh and had a field goal percentage of 47.9%. Ian Schieffelin was the leading scorer for the Tigers, putting up 15 points. In addition, Chase Hunter contributed 15 points.

PJ Hall (C) 18.5 7.0 1.6
Joseph Girard III (G) 15.8 3.2 2.9
Chase Hunter (G) 12.6 2.5 3.0

Notre Dame Offense Breakdown

The Notre Dame offense is coming off a game where they scored 70 points against Wake Forest. They posted a field goal percentage of 37.9% and connected on 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Fighting Irish have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 371st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 327th in percentage and 178th in three-pointers made.

Markus Burton (G) 17.2 3.2 4.3
Braeden Shrewsberry (G) 10.0 2.5 0.8
J.R Konieczny (G) 8.6 5.0 0.6

Clemson Team Defense

Clemson’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. Notre Dame. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.1%.

Notre Dame Team Defense

Currently, the Fighting Irish’s defense holds the 31st rank in the nation, allowing 65.6 points per game. Notre Dame will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Wake Forest to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.

Tigers vs Fighting Irish Trends

  • In their last three road games, Clemson has averaged 79 points per game while allowing 67. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • Across their last three home contests, Notre Dame has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 70 points per game.
  • Notre Dame has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
  • As the betting favorite, the Tigers have an ATS record of 2-0-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Tigers vs Fighting Irish Prediction

The Fighting Irish come in as the underdog at +7.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 130.5 and our model has the Tigers and Fighting Irish finishing with a combined 142 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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