Oakland vs. Clemson Prediction

NIT Predictions: Will Oakland cover as underdog vs. Clemson? 3/14/17

Will seventh-seeded Oakland cover as an underdog when it takes on two-seeded Clemson tonight at 8:00PM ET in the NIT?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers are now 10.5-point home favorites versus the Golden Grizzlies after opening as a 10-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 156.5 and has been bet down a full point to 155.5.

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Oakland enters the NIT tournament having gone 24-8 during the college basketball regular season. The Golden Grizzlies finished on a 9-1 run over their last 10 games and covered the spread in seven of those 10 contests. They were also 16-13 against the spread in their lined games this season, which includes a 6-5 ATS record on the road.

Clemson wrapped up its regular season by dropping six out of its last 10 games and going 4-4-2 against the spread during that span. The Tigers finished the regular season with a 17-15 record straight up, a 13-15 record against the spread, and a 6-7 ATS mark at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Golden Grizzlies are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 9-1 at the betting window in their last 10 games as a road underdog, and are 19-6-1 against the number in their last 26 games as an underdog overall. The Tigers, meanwhile, have gone just 3-8-2 against the spread in their last 13 games coming off a loss and are 0-2-2 ATS in their last four games versus an opponent with a winning record.

 

NIT FIRST-ROUND PREDICTION: OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES +10.5

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