Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers NCAAB Betting Prediction

Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers Prediction 1/30/2024

The Louisville Cardinals (6-14) travel to face off against the Clemson Tigers (13-6) on Tuesday, January 30th. This game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson and televised on ACCN. Both Louisville and Clemson will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers

The Louisville Cardinals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 20 games, Louisville has a 6-14 record, including a 1-8 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Cardinals come into this game on a five-game losing streak, and they are 1-12 this season as the underdog.

On the road, Louisville has struggled mightily, going just 1-5 this season with an average scoring margin of -11.7. Over their last 10 road games, the Cardinals have gone 1-9.

Against the spread, Louisville has gone 8-10-2 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-3. As the underdog, the Cardinals are 6-6-1 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Louisville is 4-6 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is very close to the average over/under line in Louisville’s games this season (146.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, and the over/under record in their games over their last 10 games is 7-3.

The Clemson Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming off a tough 72-71 loss to Duke, Clemson will look to get back on track as they host Louisville. The Tigers are 9-2 at home this season and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at Littlejohn Coliseum.

For the year, Clemson is 13-6 overall, including a 10-4 mark when favored. They have been favored in 14 of their 19 games, going 3-2 as the underdog.

As the favorite this season, Clemson has gone just 5-8-1 vs. the spread. Their last three home games have resulted in an ATS mark of 0-2-1 and they are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

So far this year, the over/under record in Clemson games is 12-7 and today’s line of 149.5 is very close to their average over/under line of 148. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 7-3.

Louisville Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Louisville offense concluded with only 52 points against Virginia. Throughout the game, they made 3/11 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 35.7%. In terms of offense, the Cardinals have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 289th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 303rd in percentage and 320th in three-pointers made.

Mike James (G) 13.7 5.3 1.3
Skyy Clark (G) 13.2 3.2 3.0
Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (F) 10.9 8.6 0.9

Clemson Offense Breakdown

Against Duke, the Clemson had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.2 points per game. They scored 71 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.3% in the game. The team’s scoring leader is PJ Hall, who holds an average of 19.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Joseph Girard III is averaging 14.8 points per game this season.

PJ Hall (C) 19.6 7.2 1.6
Joseph Girard III (G) 14.8 3.6 3.3
Chase Hunter (G) 11.8 2.6 2.8

Louisville Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Louisville is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.6 points per game (274th). In today’s game vs. Clemson, the Louisville defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Louisville made 19 free-throws vs. the Cardinals.

Clemson Team Defense

So far, the Tigers’ defense is ranked 197th in the country at 73.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.6 threes per game vs. Louisville. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.6%.

Cardinals vs Tigers Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Louisville has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 71 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last three home games, Clemson has averaged 73 points per game while allowing 75. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cardinals have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Clemson has an ATS mark of 1-3-1 while going 2-3 straight up.

Cardinals vs Tigers Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Tigers vs. Cardinals matchup, our bet is to grab the Cardinals at +16.5. Even though our projections have the Tigers winning 74-69, we see the Cardinals as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 149.5, and our model projects the Cardinals and Tigers to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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