Against The Spread Pick
The Louisville Cardinals are not only one of the top teams in the ACC this season but one of the best teams in the nation. They enter this game with a record of 16-3, which includes a 7-1 conference record, putting them in 1st place in the conference. The Cardinals are also rank 5th in college basketball and have won five games in a row, including a 68-64 home win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday. They will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they host the Clemson Tigers on Saturday. Meanwhile, Clemson is in 7th place in the ACC with a conference record of 4-4 and an overall record of 10-8. However, the Tigers have been one of the better teams in the conference lately, going 4-1, which includes a 79-72 win at home against the Duke Blue Devils. The Cardinals are the better team in this game. However, I love the Tigers getting 11 points.
Over Under Pick
The Tigers are one of the lowest-scoring teams in college basketball this season. They enter this game averaging only 68.61 points per game, which ranks 253rd in the nation. However, they have been elite when it comes to their defensive prowess as they are limiting opponents to 64.22 per game. Meanwhile, the Cardinals enter this game averaging 74.53, which ranks 104th in the nation. They have also been one of the best defensive teams in the country this season, allowing the 37th-fewest points per game with 62.32. As a result of the strong defensive play from both sides, I look for the under 128 points to be the winning side.