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Clemson vs Virginia Basketball Picks 2-3-24

Virginia Cavaliers (16-5) vs. Clemson Tigers (14-6)
February 3, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Clemson Tigers -4.5; Over/Under: +127.5
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The Virginia Cavaliers will play the Clemson Tigers in an ACC game on Saturday afternoon at the Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina. Virginia has won five games in a row, while Clemson has alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Virginia vs Clemson prediction.

Virginia Preview

The Virginia Cavaliers are 16-5 (7-3) this year after they defeated Notre Dame by a score of 65-53 in their last game. Virginia led 38-23 at halftime and was able to get the win, despite only scoring 27 points in the second half. The Cavaliers shot 45.3% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the game. Virginia has also defeated Louisville, NC State, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech during this winning streak. The Cavaliers are scoring 65.3 points per game with 32.6 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game, while allowing 57.4 points against per game this year. Reece Beekman is averaging 13.3 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, and 6.2 assists per game. Virginia is shooting 44.5% from the field, 65% on free throws, and 37.2% on three pointers this season.

Clemson Preview

The Clemson Tigers are 14-6 (4-5) this season after they defeated Louisville by a score of 70-64 in their last game. Clemson led 34-22 at halftime, but they were out scored 42-36 in the second half in the win. The Tigers shot 43.1% from the field and were -19 in rebounding margin in the game. Clemson lost to Duke by a score of 72-71 in the game prior to Louisville, but did beat Florida State by a score of 78-67 in the game before that. The Tigers are scoring 79.7 points per game with 37.7 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, while giving up 72.6 points against per game this season. PJ Hall is averaging 19.9 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. Clemson is shooting 47.4% from the field, 77.9% on free throws, and 35.2% on three pointers this year. 

Virginia vs Clemson Betting Prediction

Virginia comes into this game playing their best basketball of the season, but this is going to be a tough game to win. Clemson has alternated wins and losses recently, but their last two losses were very close. The Tigers lost by one point to Duke and by three points in double overtime to Georgia Tech in those defeats. Clemson is scoring 79.7 points per game and they are shooting 47.4% from the field. Virginia is one of the best defensive teams in the country, but I think they are going to struggle here. I like Clemson to get a big victory in this game at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Clemson -4.5

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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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