Notre Dame vs. Clemson - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (16-13) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Saturday at the Purcell Pavilion.
The Clemson Tigers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, Clemson is averaging 62.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting and is allowing 61 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 12.8 points and 8.1 rebounds while Donte Grantham is averaging 9.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. Rod Hall is dishing 3.5 assists and Landry Nnoko is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers have four players averaging at least 8.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 29.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Clemson is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 66 or less points in nine of its last 10 games.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Notre Dame is averaging 78.8 points on 50.9 percent shooting and is allowing 65.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Jerian Grant is averaging 16.7 points and 6.6 assists while Pat Connaughton is averaging 12.8 points and 7.9 rebounds. Demetrius Jackson is dishing 2.9 assists and Zach Auguste is grabbing six rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 72.7 percent from the line and 39.2 percent from deep. Defensively, ND is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last 10 games.
The Tigers are 14-4-1 ATS in their last 19 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Fighting Irish are 7-20-2 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
Clemson doesn't get blown out too often and took Notre Dame down to the last play when these two teams met a couple of weeks ago. I can't turn down this many points with an elite defensive team such as the Tigers.