Baylor vs. Clemson Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, March 24, 2024

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The No. 3 seed Baylor Bears (24-10) will aim to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament when they play the No. 6 seed Clemson Tigers (22-11) on Sunday at 6:10 PM ET.

The Bears are currently 5-point favorites over the Tigers. The game has a point total of 145.

Baylor vs. Clemson Odds

Point Spread for Baylor vs. Clemson

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing Baylor as the favorite.

Baylor vs. Clemson Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Baylor has -198 odds to pick up the win, while Clemson is listed at +164 to claim victory.

Baylor vs. Clemson Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 145 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Game Time: 6:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Baylor vs. Clemson Betting Trends

Baylor is 19-11-2 against the spread this season. The Bears have been moneyline favorites in 18 games this season and have come away with the win 16 times (88.9%) in those contests. Baylor’s games this year have gone over the total in 18 out of 33 opportunities (54.5%).

Clemson is 18-14-1 against the spread this year. The Tigers have compiled a 5-3 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 62.5% of those games). Clemson’s games this season have gone over the total in 17 of 33 opportunities (51.5%).

Baylor vs. Clemson Key Players to Watch

Baylor

Rayj Dennis averages a team-high 6.9 assists per contest. He is also putting up 13.2 points and 3.8 rebounds, shooting 48.3% from the floor and 33.9% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game. Jalen Bridges is tops on his team in rebounds per game (5.7), and also posts 12.2 points and 1.4 assists. Defensively, he delivers 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Ja’Kobe Walter paces his team in both points (14.4) and assists (1.4) per game, and also averages 4.4 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Yves Missi posts 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.4 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 1.5 blocked shots.

Clemson

PJ Hall is putting up a team-high 18.7 points per game. And he is producing 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists, making 49.3% of his shots from the field and 32.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.5 triples per game. Ian Schieffelin tops the Tigers in rebounding (9.6 per game), and puts up 9.8 points and 2.2 assists. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Joseph Girard III gives the Tigers 15.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. He also posts 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Chase Hunter is the Tigers’ top assist man (3.0 per game), and he produces 12.5 points and 2.4 rebounds.

What you need to know about the Baylor Bears

The Bears are 27th in the nation with 80.9 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 149th with 71.1 points allowed per game. Baylor has been thriving when it comes to rebounding this year, ranking best in the country in boards per game () and best in rebounds allowed per contest ().

Baylor is making 8.7 treys per game this year (56th-ranked in college basketball), and it has a 39.4% three-point percentage (eighth-best). With 6.5 treys conceded per game, the Bears rank 110th in the nation. They are giving up a 33.4% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 145th in college basketball.

The Bears have gone 6-4 over their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Six of Baylor’s last 10 games have hit the over. Baylor’s offense has been less productive over its last 10 games, scoring 76.8 points a contest compared to the 80.9 it has averaged this year. The past 10 games have seen Baylor allow 2.0 more points per game (73.1) than its season-long average (71.1).

What you need to know about the Clemson Tigers

In 2023-24, the Tigers are 75th in the country offensively (77.4 points scored per game) and 137th on defense (70.8 points allowed). In 2023-24, Clemson is best in the country in rebounds ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ().

In 2023-24, Clemson is 89th in college basketball in 3-point makes (8.3 per game) and 103rd in 3-point percentage (35.4%). In 2023-24, the Tigers are 296th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (8.0 per game) and 152nd in defensive 3-point percentage (33.5%).

The Tigers have gone 6-4 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread during that span. Clemson has hit the over in three of its last 10 outings. Over its past 10 games, Clemson is tallying 73.8 points per contest, compared to its season average of 77.4. The Tigers are giving up 67.7 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 3.1 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (70.8).

Baylor vs. Clemson Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Baylor, and we expect that Clemson will cover the spread (Baylor -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 145 points.

How to bet Baylor vs. Clemson

You can bet on Baylor vs. Clemson at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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