The No. 2 seed Virginia Cavaliers (24-6, 15-5 ACC) will head into the ACC Tournament against the No. 3 seed Clemson Tigers (23-9, 14-6 ACC) on Friday at Greensboro Coliseum, beginning at 9:30 PM.
Friday’s game between the Cavaliers and the Tigers features the Cavaliers as 3-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 126.
Virginia vs. Clemson Odds
Point Spread for Virginia vs. Clemson
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing Virginia as the favorite.
Virginia vs. Clemson Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Virginia has -155 odds to pick up the win, while Clemson is listed at +132 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 126 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
- Arena: Greensboro Coliseum
Virginia vs. Clemson Betting Trends
Virginia is 12-17-1 against the spread this year. The Cavaliers have come away with 19 wins in the 22 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Virginia’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 46.9% of the time (15 out of 32 games with a set point total).
Clemson is 16-16-0 against the spread this year. The Tigers have won 50% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (4-4). Clemson’s games this season have gone over the total in 20 of 32 opportunities (62.5%).
Virginia vs. Clemson Key Players to Watch
Reece Beekman puts up 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 1.7 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Kihei Clark averages a team-best 5.6 assists per contest. He is also putting up 11 points and 2.7 rebounds, shooting 41% from the floor and 36.2% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game. Jayden Gardner paces his squad in rebounds per game (5.6), and also posts 11.9 points and 0.7 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Armaan Franklin paces his team in both points (12.6) and assists (1.4) per contest, and also averages 4.1 rebounds. At the other end, he puts up 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
Hunter Tyson tops the Tigers in scoring (15.5 points per game) and rebounding (9.6), and posts 1.5 assists. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. PJ Hall paces the Tigers in scoring (15.5 points per game) and assists (1), and posts 5.5 rebounds. He also averages 0.7 steals and 1 block. Chase Hunter is the Tigers’ top assist man (4.7 per game), and he delivers 13.9 points and 3 rebounds. Brevin Galloway gives the Tigers 11.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia is 9-11-1 ATS in conference play this season. The Cavaliers have a top-25 defense this season, ranking seventh-best in college basketball with 60.4 points allowed per game. Offensively, they rank 271st with 68.2 points scored per contest. So far this season, Virginia is averaging 29.2 rebounds per game (305th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 28.8 rebounds per contest (54th-ranked).
Virginia is draining 6.9 threes per game (231st-ranked in college basketball) this season, while putting up a 35.7% three-point percentage (99th-ranked). The Cavaliers are 166th in college basketball with 7.1 three-pointers allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 212th with a 34.2% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.
The Cavaliers have gone 7-3 over their last 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Virginia has gone over the total four times. Virginia’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, putting up 63.6 points a contest compared to the 68.2 it has averaged this year. Virginia has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 60.9 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 60.4 it has surrendered this year.
What you need to know about the Clemson Tigers
Clemson has covered 12 times in 21 chances against the spread in conference play this year. In 2022-23, the Tigers are 87th in the country on offense (75.6 points scored per game) and 106th defensively (67.6 points allowed). Clemson collects 32.8 rebounds per game and give up 30.5 boards, ranking 112th and 143rd, respectively, in the nation.
Clemson makes 8.4 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 66th and 34th, respectively, in the country. The Tigers are 254th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.8 per game) and 137th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.2%).
The Tigers have gone 5-5 in their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Clemson has hit the over seven times. Clemson is putting up 77.7 points per contest over its past 10 games, which is 2.1 more than its average for the season (75.6). The Tigers are allowing 69.4 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 67.6 points allowed.
Virginia vs. Clemson Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Virginia, and we predict that Clemson will cover the spread (Virginia -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 126 points.
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