Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers NCAA Betting Prediction

Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers Prediction 2/3/2024

The Virginia Cavaliers (16-5) travel to face off against the Clemson Tigers (14-6) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers

The Virginia Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

Virginia comes into this game with a record of 16-5, including a 6-3 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Cavaliers have won four straight games and are 10-2 in non-conference games this season.

On the road, Virginia is just 2-5, and their average scoring margin is -11.1 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Cavaliers have gone just 3-7.

As the underdog this season, Virginia has gone just 1-3 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cavaliers have gone 3-7 vs. the spread. On the road this year, Virginia is 2-5 vs. the spread and their last 10 road games have yielded a 2-8 ATS mark.

Today’s over/under line of 126.5 is exactly in line with the average over/under line in Virginia’s games this season (126.5). So far, 11 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s mark, and 11 of their games have finished with more points than 126.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 116 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Clemson Tigers Are Coming Off A Win

Coming into this game, Clemson has been a much better team at home than on the road. Their home record is 10-2, compared to just 4-4 on the road. In their last 10 games at home, the Tigers are 8-2.

Overall, Clemson has been the favorite in 15 of their 20 games this season, going 11-4 in those games. Their record for the season is 14-6, including a 4-5 mark in ACC play.

As the favorite this season, Clemson has gone just 5-9-1 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-7-1, including a 1-3-1 record over their last 5 games as the favorite. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Clemson games is 12-8. Today’s over/under line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (148.1). In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 140 points.

Virginia Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Cavaliers’ offense concluded with 65 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 65.3 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Reece Beekman, who is averaging 13.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Isaac McKneely also maintains a PPG average of 11.6 heading into game.

Reece Beekman (G) 13.3 3.0 6.2
Isaac McKneely (G) 11.6 3.0 1.6
Ryan Dunn (G) 9.7 7.1 0.9

Clemson Offense Breakdown

The Clemson offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Louisville. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.1% while connecting on 5 threes. Offensively, the Tigers have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 81st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 146th in percentage and 114th in three-pointers made.

PJ Hall (C) 19.9 7.0 1.6
Joseph Girard III (G) 14.8 3.5 3.2
Chase Hunter (G) 12.0 2.5 2.8

Virginia Team Defense

This season, the Virginia defense has been impressive, holding the 2nd position in the country while permitting an average of 57.4 points per contest. The Virginia defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 53 points and allowed Notre Dame to connect on 13 threes.

Clemson Team Defense

Clemson’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.6 points per game. Against Louisville in their most recent game, the Clemson defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing Louisville to hit 43% of their shots.

Cavaliers vs Tigers Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Virginia has an ATS mark of 2-8. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 57 points per game.
  • Clemson has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 73 points per game while allowing 75. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Tigers have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-6-1.

Cavaliers vs Tigers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Tigers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 75-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -5.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 126.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Tigers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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