Virginia vs Clemson Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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The Virginia Cavaliers (21-6, 13-5 ACC) aim to continue an eight-game home winning stretch when hosting the Clemson Tigers (21-8, 13-5 ACC) on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET.

Tuesday’s matchup between the Cavaliers and the Tigers features the Cavaliers as strong 6.5-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 130.5.

Virginia vs. Clemson Odds

Point Spread for Virginia vs. Clemson

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Virginia as the favorite.

Virginia vs. Clemson Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia has -284 odds to pick up the win, while Clemson is listed at +231 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 130.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ACC Network
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Arena: John Paul Jones Arena

Virginia vs. Clemson Betting Trends

In the Virginia’s 27 games this season, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Cavaliers have been victorious in 16, or 84.2%, of the 19 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Virginia’s games this year have gone over the total in 14 out of 29 opportunities (48.3%).

Clemson has played 29 games, with 14 wins, against the spread. The Tigers have won four of the seven games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (57.1%). Clemson’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 65.5% of the time (19 out of 29 games with a set point total).

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Virginia vs. Clemson Key Players to Watch


Kihei Clark puts up a team-leading 5.7 assists per contest. He is also putting up 11.5 points and 2.6 rebounds, shooting 42.9% from the floor and 40.2% from downtown with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Reece Beekman puts up 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest, shooting 40.1% from the field. Armaan Franklin leads the Cavaliers with 12.4 points per contest and 1.3 assists, while also averaging 4.2 rebounds. Jayden Gardner is tops on his team in rebounds per contest (5.4), and also posts 11.6 points and 0.7 assists. Defensively, he delivers 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.


Hunter Tyson is the Tigers’ top scorer (15.6 points per game) and rebounder (9.4), and produces 1.4 assists. The Tigers get 15.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1 assists per game from PJ Hall. Chase Hunter is the Tigers’ top assist man (4.5 per game), and he contributes 14.3 points and 2.9 rebounds. Brevin Galloway gives the Tigers 11.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers

In Virginia’s 18 ACC games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total nine times. The Cavaliers are posting 68.1 points per game this year (273rd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really provided a lift defensively, ceding just 60.6 points per contest (10th-best). Virginia ranks 299th in college basketball with 29.4 boards per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 57th with 28.9 rebounds allowed per game.

The Cavaliers are scoring 68.5 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 2.8 more points than they’re averaging on the road (65.7). Virginia is draining 7.1 three-pointers per game (218th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 36.3% shooting percentage (71st-ranked) from downtown. This year, the Cavaliers are ceding 7.2 threes per game (184th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 34.7% (242nd-ranked) from three-point land.

The Cavaliers have gone 7-3 over their past 10 contests, with a 4-5-1 record against the spread during that span. Virginia has gone over the total in five of its past 10 contests. Virginia has been putting up 64.8 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 68.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The last 10 games have seen Virginia concede 1.3 more points per game (61.9) than its season-long average (60.6).

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What you need to know about the Clemson Tigers

Clemson’s conference games have hit the over 11 out of 18 times this season. In 2022-23, the Tigers are 87th in college basketball offensively (75.7 points scored per game) and 126th on defense (68.3 points allowed). Clemson grabs 32.4 rebounds per game and give up 30.6 boards, ranking 141st and 155th, respectively, in the country.

The Tigers average 78.8 points per game at home, and 73.3 on the road. Clemson is 90th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (8.2 per game) and 60th in 3-point percentage (36.7%). The Tigers are 258th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.9 per game) and 160th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.5%).

The Tigers are 4-6 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 contests. Seven of Clemson’s last 10 games have gone over the total. In its past 10 games, Clemson is putting up 75.8 points per contest, 0.1 more than its season average (75.7). Over their last 10 games, the Tigers are surrendering 69.4 points per game, 1.1 more points than their season average (68.3).

Virginia vs. Clemson Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Virginia, and we project that Clemson will cover the spread (Virginia -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 130.5 points.

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How to bet Virginia vs. Clemson

You can bet on Virginia 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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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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