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Alabama vs Clemson CBB Betting Info for Elite 8

The odds to win March Madness weren’t with Clemson or Alabama when the Big Dance began nearly two weeks ago, but one of those two teams will advance to the Final Four after they clash in the West Region final on Saturday night. Alabama (24-11) finished in a four-way tie for second in the SEC in the regular season and was the fourth seed in this region, but after an upset of top-seeded North Carolina on Thursday night, the Crimson Tide are the favorite to advance to their first-ever Final Four.

Clemson (24-11) was an even longer shot, being the sixth seed in the region after tying for fifth place in the ACC in the regular season, but the Tigers have been the upset kings of this region. Clemson knocked off third-seeded Baylor and second-seeded Arizona to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1980. The NCAAB odds are on the side of the Crimson Tide in this matchup, but we’ve seen that Clemson can go against those in this tournament.

Alabama vs Clemson CBB Betting Info for Elite 8
Cormac Ryan #3 of the North Carolina Tar Heels-Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

 

Game Information

  • Game: Clemson (24-11) vs Alabama (24-11)
  • Date/Time: Saturday, March 30, 8:49 p.m. ET
  • Location: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Clemson vs Alabama Live Stream: TBS.com

 

This will be the 13th all-time meeting between these teams, with Clemson holding an 8-4 edge, including an 85-77 victory earlier this season in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The NCAA basketball odds favor the Crimson Tide to avenge that victory, with a point spread of three points. The over/under for this game has been set at 164½ points.

 

Odds and Spreads

 

  • Clemson is 4-2 ATS in its last six contests.
  • Alabama is 9-3 straight-up in its last 12 games played on a Saturday.
  • The over is 12-2 in the Crimson Tide’s last 14 contests.
  • The under is 6-1 in Clemson’s last seven games against an SEC opponent.
  • Alabama has had the over hit in five of its last six games played in March.
  • Clemson is 2-5 straight-up in its last seven contests played on a Saturday.
  • Both teams have 20 ATS wins this season.
  • The under is 18-17 in the Tigers’ 35 games in 2023-24.

 

 

Over/Under Pick: Over 164½

The Crimson Tide are one of the most explosive offensive teams in the country, averaging a national-best 90.7 points this season. A lot of that has to do with the team’s proclivity for the 3-pointer as the Tide attempt the fourth-most shots from beyond the arc in the country with 30.0 and average the third-most makes with 11.0. Alabama was 11 of 35 from 3-point range in its loss to Clemson earlier this season.

Clemson is going to be able to score as well, as shown by the 85 points it put up against the Crimson Tide in that last November matchup. The Tigers have been efficient in the Big Dance as well, averaging 75.6 points in their three victories. The over definitely needs to be among your March Madness betting on Saturday.

 

 

ATS Prediction: Alabama -3½

Yes, the Tigers did defeat the Crimson Tide in the regular season, but this is a different Alabama team from back then. Senior forward Grant Nelson was just a few games into his Crimson Tide career after transferring from North Dakota State, but he was a major factor in the upset of North Carolina on Thursday night, finishing with 24 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots and powering the team’s late comeback for the win.

If the Tigers are going to continue to buck the college basketball predictions and defeat the Crimson Tide again, they’re going to need a big game from center PJ Hall, who had 21 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in the first game with Alabama. He also finished with four fouls, so he has to be careful not to pick up cheap fouls and stay in this game.

 

 

Team Prop Pick: Race To 20 Points Alabama (-159)

The Crimson Tide are coming off a high from knocking off one of the teams with the best odds to win March Madness in top-seeded North Carolina. Alabama is also looking for a bit of revenge after losing to the Tigers earlier in the season, so it wants to get off to a good start with an aggressive offensive attack.

This is going to be a high-scoring game, but we like the Crimson Tide, behind guard Mark Sears (21.4 points, 4.1 assists), to come out of the gate quicker and get to the 20-point mark first.

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Score Prediction

Alabama 88, Clemson 79

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Have Clemson and Alabama faced each other before?


These two teams have played 12 times, with Clemson winning eight of those games, including a win in Tuscaloosa, Ala., earlier this season.

Who does the winner of the Clemson vs Alabama game face next?


The winner of this contest advances to the Final Four, where it will face either UConn or Illinois in the national semifinals.

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