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Alabama vs Clemson Prediction 3-30-24 College Basketball Picks

Clemson Tigers (24-11) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (24-11)
March 30, 2024 8:49 pm EDT
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -2.5; Over/Under: +164.5
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In this article we will formulate an Alabama vs Clemson betting prediction for this NCAA Tournament college basketball game on Saturday, March 30th at Arena in Los Angeles, California. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Alabama recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Clemson recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Alabama
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Clemson
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Alabama and Clemson
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Alabama and Clemson

Alabama Preview

The Alabama Crimson Tide are 24-11 (13-5) this year after they defeated North Carolina by a score of 89-87 in their last game. Alabama trailed 54-46 at halftime, but they held UNC to only 33 second half points for the win. The Crimson Tide shot 47.8% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. Alabama defeated Grand Canyon by a score of 72-61 and Charleston by a score of 109-96 in the first two rounds. The Crimson Tide are scoring 90.7 points per game with 39.8 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, while allowing 81.1 points against per game this year. Mark Sears is averaging 21.4 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 4.1 assists per game. Alabama is shooting 47.7% from the field, 78.4% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers this season. 

Clemson Preview

The Clemson Tigers are 24-11 (11-9) this season after they defeated Arizona by a score of 77-72 in their last game. Clemson led 39-31 at the half and they were able to get the win, despite allowing 41 second half points in the game. The Tigers shot 49.2% from the field and were -8 in rebounding margin in the win. Clemson defeated Baylor by a score of 72-64 and New Mexico by a score of 77-56 in their first two games. The Tigers are scoring 77.2 points per game with 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, while giving up 70.7 points against per game this season. PJ Hall is averaging 18.4 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Clemson is shooting 46.8% from the field, 79% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this year. 

Alabama Crimson Tide Team Facts

  • Alabama has won 32 of its last 36 games against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Eight of Alabama’s last nine games against non-AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 166+ points.
  • Alabama has lost the first half in each of its last five night games played at neutral venues.

Clemson Tigers Team Facts

  • Clemson has won each of its last eight night games against non-Conference opponents.
  • Each of Clemson’s last 37 games against AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 162 or fewer points.
  • Clemson has won the first half in each of its last seven games against non-Conference opponents.

Alabama vs Clemson Betting Prediction

Not too many people predicted an Alabama vs Clemson matchup to decide who is going to the Final Four, but that is exactly what we have here. Clemson has been an underdog in three straight games, but they have been in control of all three games and have looked great against Baylor and Arizona. Alabama didn’t look their best against Grand Canyon in the second round and they trailed UNC by eight points at halftime on Thursday, but they played a great second half and were able to escape with the win. Alabama is an extremely high scoring team, but their defense has been a problem for most of the season. Clemson has allowed 72, 64, and 56 points in their last three games, but not too many teams have been able to slow Alabama down. Take the Crimson Tide to ride their offense to another win. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Alabama -2.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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