Clemson vs. Notre Dame - 2/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (21-4) at Clemson Tigers (14-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Clemson Tigers meet Tuesday at the Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have split their last four games and are chasing an ACC title. On the season, Notre Dame is averaging 80 points on 51.5 percent shooting and is allowing 65.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jerian Grant is averaging 16.8 points and 6.3 assists while Pat Connaughton is averaging 13.3 points and 8.1 rebounds. Zach Auguste is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Demetrius Jackson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 40.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last seven games.
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The Clemson Tigers hope to keep things rolling after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Clemson is averaging 62.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and is allowing 60.3 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 12.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Donte Grantham is averaging 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Rod Hall is dishing 3.6 assists and Damarcus Harrison is shooting 37.4 percent from the field. The Clemson Tigers have six players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 65.7 percent from the line and 29.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Clemson is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in seven straight games.
The Fighting Irish are 10-24-1 ATS in their last 35 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Tigers are 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
Clemson is going to compete for about 20 minutes, but the Tigers lack of offense is going to be an issue. Look for the Irish to knock down some long shots and pull away late, covering the reasonable number.