Clemson vs. Louisville Prediction
Clemson was able to knock off NC State and Duke at home but couldn’t get it done last week against the Wolf Pack on the road. Can the Tigers pull off a big upset on Saturday afternoon when they visit Louisville at 2:00 p.m. ET?
641 Clemson (+9.5) at 642 Louisville (-9.5); o/u 128
2:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Public Betting Trends
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 53% of betting tickets are on Clemson to cover the spread in this matchup.
Clemson Player Spotlight
Aamir Simms produced 25 points (10-15 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-6 FT), nine rebounds and five assists across 36 minutes in Tuesday's 79-72 win over Duke. While the football program was dealt a huge loss on Monday night, Tigers basketball is riding a high after beating North Carolina and Duke in consecutive games. The last time the Tigers did that was in 1990 when they won their sole ACC regular-season title. The key catalyst over the two-game run was Simms, who put up 20 against the Heels and posted a career-high 25 against Duke. Simms and the Tigers will try to keep things rolling as they face N.C. State in Raleigh on Saturday. They'ey beat the Wolfpack 81-70 in their first matchup.
Louisville Player Spotlight
Jordan Nwora had 10 points (3-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, an assist and a steal Wednesday against Georgia Tech. Nwora is now in a three-game funk, shooting just 11-of-36 (30.6 percent) in route to 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds, amazingly his line Wednesday. While there's plenty of season still remaining, Nwora also has just four double-doubles after tallying nine a year ago. He'll look to get on track Saturday against Clemson, a team he had only 11 points and four boards against last season.
NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers have covered the spread in four of their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The Cardinals have failed to cover in four of their last five home games when facing an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
The underdog has covered in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and I’m backing the dog here today. The Tigers are 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall, are 8-2 at the betting window in their last 10 games as an underdog and are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games when coming off a win. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games when favored and are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games coming off a win.
Saturday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Clemson Tigers +9.5