Virginia vs. Clemson ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023
The No. 2 seed Virginia Cavaliers (24-6, 15-5 ACC) and the No. 3 seed Clemson Tigers (23-9, 14-6 ACC) meet in the ACC Tournament Friday at Greensboro Coliseum, tipping off at 9:30 PM on ESPN2. Virginia is favored by 3 points. Both teams are looking to take another step toward a conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s over/under is set at 127.5.
Virginia vs. Clemson Odds
- Virginia odds to win: -156
- Clemson odds to win: +134
- Spread: Virginia (-3)
- Total: 127.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN2
- Where: Greensboro, North Carolina
- Venue: Greensboro Coliseum
Who Will Win Virginia vs. Clemson?
Virginia and Clemson Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Virginia has a 9-14-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 3 points or more.
When it has played as at least a 3-point underdog this year, Clemson is 3-3 against the spread.
Between them, these two teams average 16.3 more points per game (143.8) than this matchup’s over/under (127.5).
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.5 more points per game, 128, than this matchup’s over/under of 127.5 points.
Virginia’s average point total in matchups this year is 128.6, 1.1 points higher than the over/under in this game.
The average over/under in Tigers games this season is 15.8 more points than the point total of 127.5 in this outing.
The Cavaliers are 12-17-1 ATS this season.
The Tigers’ ATS record is 16-16-0 this year.
Virginia Stats & Insights
Virginia outscores opponents by 7.8 points per game (scoring 68.2 per game to rank 271st in college basketball while giving up 60.4 per contest to rank seventh in college basketball) and has a +232 scoring differential overall.
Virginia records 29.2 rebounds per game (305th in college basketball) compared to the 28.8 of its opponents.
The Cavaliers hit 6.9 three-pointers per game (231st in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.1 on average.
Virginia scores 98.9 points per 100 possessions (56th in college basketball), while giving up 87.7 points per 100 possessions (73rd in college basketball).
Offensively, the Cavaliers have played better when playing at home this year, putting up 68.6 points per game, compared to 65.7 per game on the road.
Clemson Stats & Insights
Clemson has a +256 scoring differential, topping opponents by 8.0 points per game. It is putting up 75.6 points per game, 86th in college basketball, and is giving up 67.6 per contest to rank 106th in college basketball.
Clemson prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 2.3 boards. It collects 32.8 rebounds per game (112th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 30.5.
Clemson makes 8.4 three-pointers per game (66th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.8 on average.
Clemson’s 100.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 26th in college basketball, and the 90.0 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 132nd in college basketball.
At home, the Tigers average 79.3 points per game. On the road, they score 71.8.
Virginia Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Cavaliers this season is Armaan Franklin, who averages 12.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.
Virginia’s leading rebounder is Jayden Gardner averaging 5.6 boards per game and its best passer is Kihei Clark and his 5.6 assists per game.
The Cavaliers get the most three-point shooting production out of Franklin, who knocks down 2.0 threes per game.
The Virginia steals leader is Reece Beekman, who averages 1.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Kadin Shedrick, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.
Clemson Key Players to Watch
Hunter Tyson has the top spot on the Tigers leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 15.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
Chase Hunter notches more assists than any other Clemson player with 4.7 per game. He also averages 13.9 points and pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game.
Tyson is the top shooter from distance for the Tigers, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
Clemson’s leader in steals is Tyson (0.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is PJ Hall (1.0 per game).
Virginia vs. Clemson Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Virginia 69, Clemson 68
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