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Clemson vs New Mexico Prediction 3-22-24 College Basketball Picks

New Mexico Lobos (26-9) vs. Clemson Tigers (21-11)
March 22, 2024 3:10 pm EDT
The Line: Clemson Tigers +2.5; Over/Under: +151.5
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In this article we will formulate a New Mexico vs Clemson betting prediction for this NCAA Tournament college basketball game on Friday, March 22nd at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

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

New Mexico Preview

The New Mexico Lobos are 26-9 (10-8) this season after they defeated San Diego State by a score of 68-61 to win the Mountain West Conference Tournament. New Mexico has won four games in a row and they have allowed 61 points or fewer in three of those games. Prior to the conference tournament, New Mexico did struggle, losing six out of ten games. The Lobos picked up quality non-conference wins over Toledo, UC Irvine, and Santa Clara, but did lose to St. Mary’s. New Mexico is scoring 81.5 points per game with 39.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, while allowing 70.5 points against per game this year. Jaelen House is averaging 16.1 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game. New Mexico is shooting 45.7% from the field, 71.5% on free throws, and 33.4% on three pointers this season. 

Clemson Preview

The Clemson Tigers are 21-11 (11-9) this year after they lost to Boston College by a score of 76-55 in the ACC Tournament. Clemson has lost three of their last four games, with the losses coming against BC, Wake Forest, and Notre Dame. The Tigers finished conference play with an 11-9 record and finished tied for fifth in the ACC. Clemson picked up quality non-conference wins against Boise State, Alabama, South Carolina, and TCU. The Tigers are scoring 77.4 points per game with 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, while giving up 71.3 points against per game this season. PJ Hall is averaging 18.8 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Clemson is shooting 46.8% from the field, 79% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this year. 

New Mexico vs Clemson Betting Prediction

New Mexico comes into this matchup as the 11 seed, but they are the favorite to win this game. The Lobos caught fire in the Mountain West Tournament and come into this game with a ton of momentum. On the other side, Clemson has lost three of their last four games and just lost to Boston College by 19 points. I really don’t like how Clemson has looked in recent games, but they did rack up quite a few quality wins, so we know they have the potential to play much better. This should be a great game to watch, but I can’t back a team that just lost to BC by 19 points. Give me the Lobos here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: New Mexico ML

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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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