New Mexico State vs. Clemson Prediction
Is No. 5 Clemson eyeing a potential early exit in the NCAA Tournament when the Tigers face No. 12 New Mexico State?
Friday, March 16, 2018
Location: Viejas Arena, San Diego, California
TV: truTV, 9:57PM ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Clemson. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Tigers are the slim favorite in this one, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the New Mexico State. The spread opened with Clemson as a 5-point favorite. The spread climbed to a peak of 5.5 before falling back to 4 points. The over/under total sits at 133.5 points after it opened at 133 points.
Who Public Bettors Like: New Mexico State. As of Friday afternoon, the Aggies are getting 74 percent of the wagers on this game despite being the underdog against Clemson.
Injury Report: New Mexico State doesn’t have anyone listed on the injury report while Clemson continues to be without Donte Grantham, who suffered a season-ending knee injury back in January. Grantham was averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds for Clemson before his injury.
Who We Like: The loss of Grantham certainly has hurt Clemson. The Tigers are 7-6 since he was ruled out for the season. Clemson is a team that has been hard to figure out. They go through stretches of really ugly basketball, but then pick up wins over a team like North Carolina. I do think traveling out west for this game will be an issue. Clemson was 7-9 against the spread away from home while New Mexico State was 5-2-2 ATS. The Aggies are averaging 84 points over game over their last five while Clemson is posting just 70 per game in their last five. The competition level is different, but these two have similar defensive styles and I think New Mexico State has the better offense. The Aggies are strong on the glass and those extra possessions will help it cover, if not pull off the upset entirely.
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. CLEMSON MARCH MADNESS PREDICTIONS: NEW MEXICO STATE +4