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Arizona vs Clemson Betting Trends, College Basketball Men’s Tournament, Sweet 16

The first of the eight Sweet 16 games tips off in Los Angeles on Thursday night when the second-seeded Arizona Wildcats square off with the sixth-seeded Clemson Tigers. Arizona has lived up to its hype as one of the teams with the best March Madness odds of winning the title, cruising to the West Region semifinal with a pair of double-digit victories.

Clemson is a bit of a surprise, upsetting third-seeded Baylor in the second round after being a popular pick to be upset in the first round by New Mexico. Instead, the Tigers are in their first Sweet 16 since 2018, facing a Wildcats squad that was just in this spot two seasons ago, with both looking for a long-awaited return to the Elite Eight.

Arizona vs Clemson Betting Trends, College Basketball Men’s Tournament, Sweet 16
Arizona vs Clemson Betting Trends, College Basketball Men’s Tournament, Sweet 16

 

Game Information

  • Game: Arizona (27-8) vs Clemson (23-11)
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 7:09 p.m. ET
  • Location: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Arizona vs Clemson Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Arizona has a 2-0 record against Clemson in the all-time series, though the last meeting came in December 2011. The college basketball lines favor the Wildcats in this one, with Arizona giving 7½ points on a point-spread bet. The over/under for this game has been set at 152 points.

Arizona and Clemson meet on Thursday, March 28, at 7:09 pm. The game will take place at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and you can watch it on CBS.

 

Arizona vs Clemson Odds and Spreads

 

  • Arizona is 1-6-1 ATS in its last eight NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.
  • Clemson is 7-1 ATS in its last eight Thursday games.
  • The under is 4-0 in the Wildcats’ last four games as a favorite of seven to 12½ points.
  • The Tigers are 6-3 as an underdog this season.
  • The over is 17-17-0 in Clemson’s 34 contests this season.
  • The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six NCAA Tournament games.
  • The under is 5-0 in Arizona’s last five games as a favorite.
  • The Wildcats are 22-11-2 ATS this season.

 

Over/Under Pick: Over 152

Arizona is one of the favorites to win the March Madness championship this season because of its offensive firepower, as it ranks third in the nation in scoring at 87.6 points per game. The Wildcats have outside shooting and size on the interior, and they can get out and run off turnovers for easy buckets as well.

Clemson’s defense has been solid in the NCAA Tournament, holding Baylor and New Mexico to under 65 points, but the Wildcats are going to be a different story. The Tigers are going to need to score a lot to win this game, making the over one of the college basketball picks you should make.

 

 

ATS Pick: Arizona -7½

The Wildcats have it all and are hitting their stride at just the right time. They also have a player leading the way who has experienced a deep NCAA run in leading scorer Caleb Love (18.1 points per game). Love was a catalyst to North Carolina’s run to the 2022 NCAA title game, and when he gets hot from the perimeter, he’s hard for any team to stop.

If the Tigers are going to beat the college basketball odds and pull the upset in this one, senior center PJ Hall is going to have to stay in the game and play very well. At 6-10, Hall gives Clemson some size to battle on the boards with the bigger Wildcats, and he’s averaging a team-best 18.5 points this season. Hall has struggled with fouls in the NCAA Tournament though, fouling out against Baylor and picking up four in the first-round win over New Mexico.

 

 

Player Prop Pick: Oumar Ballo Over 10½ Rebounds (+102)

Arizona senior 7-footer Oumar Ballo is going to be a big factor in this one for the Wildcats. Ballo will match up with Hall and will be cleaning the glass on both ends of the floor. Ballo averages a team-best 10.0 rebounds a game this season, and the Wildcats will be looking to get it into the paint for him against Hall to see if they can get Clemson’s leading scorer in foul trouble.

Ballo managed just three rebounds in the second-round win over Dayton, but prior to that game, he grabbed 10 or more boards in 13 of 14 contests. Look for the senior big man to return to form in this one, giving you a solid prop wager to bet online.

 

 

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Score Prediction

Arizona 84, Clemson 71

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Have Arizona and Clemson faced each other before?


These two teams have squared off two times on the hardwood, with Arizona coming out on top each time.

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


The winner of this contest advances to the West Region final on Saturday where it will face either North Carolina or Alabama.

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