Rutgers vs. Clemson NCAA Prediction
Even though Clemson is the higher seed (No. 7), it’s Rutgers (No. 10) that’s favored to beat the Tigers on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament. Will the Scarlet Knights cover as a 1.5-point favorite in this 9:20 p.m. ET matchup?
753 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-1.5) at 754 Clemson Tigers (+1.5); o/u 125.5
9:20 p.m. ET, Friday, March 19, 2021
Venue: Bankers Field Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Rutgers vs. Clemson NCAA Tournament Prediction
The Tigers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off an ATS loss and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games. Clemson is also 19-7-3 at the betting window in its last 27 neutral site games as an underdog and is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games played on Friday.
The Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and have failed to cover in four of their last five neutral site games.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: CLEMSON TIGERS +1.5