Louisville vs. Clemson Pick
Will No. 25 Clemson slip up at home today when the Tigers host Louisville at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Clemson is favored at home today, as the Tigers are getting odds of -6 points against Louisville. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 141 points. Today’s game takes place from Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina and will air live on the ACC Network.
Louisville is coming off a 77-51 win over Pittsburgh at home this week and the Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games. Louisville is 11-3 overall, 1-0 in the ACC and 5-7 against the spread. The Cards are just 1-3 against the spread in their last four lined games. Louisville is putting up 77.4 points per game this year while giving up 65.4 per contest. Deng Adel is putting up 15.1 points per game to lead the team while Ray Spalding is adding 10.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest.
Clemson is riding a nine-game win streak right now, including a 74-70 win at Boston College earlier this week. The Tigers are now 13-1 overall, 2-0 in the ACC and 8-3 against the spread. Clemson has covered in six of its last seven lined games. The Tigers are averaging 78.1 points per game this season while allowing just 63.1 per contest. Marcquise Reed is averaging 15.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for Clemson while Donte Grantham is adding 15.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
The home team has won four straight meetings in this series and each is 2-2 against the spread in the four games. Clemson is riding a nice wave of momentum, which includes wins over Ohio State, Florida and South Carolina. The Tigers shouldn’t be worried about a home game against Louisville. The Cardinals have really struggled in their two road games this year. Louisville is scoring just 59 points per game on the road. That won’t get the job done against Clemson. The public betting is backing Clemson as well today.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEMSON -6