Louisville Cardinals (2-14) vs. Clemson Tigers (13-3)
January 11, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Clemson Tigers -18 / Louisville Cardinals +18 ; Over/Under: +138.5
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The Louisville Cardinals and the Clemson Tigers meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Littlejohn Coliseum. Louisville is 2-14 overall. The Cardinals lost to Wake Forest in their last game. As for Clemson, they’re 13-3 following a win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Louisville lost their first nine games of the season before finally pulling off a win over Western Kentucky. The Cardinals would beat Florida A&M then fall to Lipscomb, NC State, Kentucky, Syracuse and Wake Forest.
In the Wake Forest game on Saturday, the Cardinals took a 43-26 deficit into the break. Louisville made a run at it in the second with 46 points but still lost 80-72. Mike James was tops in scoring with 24 points.
Over on the Clemson side, they were 8-2 after 10 games this year. The only losses came to Iowa and South Carolina. The Tigers are 5-1 since then, beating Richmond, Georgia Tech, NC State, Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh.
In the Pittsburgh game, the Tigers were down 40-38 by halftime. Clemson bounced back with a 37-34 second half and eked out the win 75-74. Both Hunter Tyson (15 points; 10 rebounds) and PJ Hall (12 points; 10 rebounds) doubled up.
PICK: I’ll probably stay with Clemson. Also probably not touching it due to the thick line. The Tigers are looking pretty good overall right now. They’ve hit 68 or more points in all five outings of this current win streak. Considering Louisville has given up 70 or more in five straight games, Clemson should have plenty of opportunities to score in this one. I don’t think the Cardinals will keep up for too long here—especially if the Tigers are playing well.