Betting on today’s Tigers and Fighting Irish game? Catch the action at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, IN, as the Fighting Irish hosts this showdown at 7:45 ET on CW. Clemson is favored by -6 in this Atlantic Coast conference matchup the against Notre Dame. The over/under for the game is set at 132 points.


The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +6

This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion at 7:45 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Fighting Irish.
  • Not only will Notre Dame pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Do the Tigers Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

With a 20-8 overall record, Clemson currently sits at 10-7 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Tigers have won three straight games and are coming off a 69-62 win over Pittsburgh.

On the road this season, Clemson has gone 7-4, and they have a scoring margin of +3.8 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Tigers are 6-4.

As the favorite this season, Clemson has gone 9-11-2 vs. the spread. However, their ATS record is 15-11-2 overall. On the road, the Tigers have an impressive ATS mark of 9-2 and have gone 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Clemson games is 15-13, and today’s OU line of 132 is lower than the average OU line in their games (147.7). So far, 25 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average of 134 points scored in those matchups.

Against Pittsburgh, the Clemson had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.4 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 47.9% in the game. For the season, the Clemson offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 47%. So far, they have hit 54% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.5 made three’s per contest.

At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 130th in the country, permitting 70.8 points per game. In today’s game vs. Notre Dame, the Clemson defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Clemson made 16 free-throws vs. the Tigers.

Are Notre Dame Ready for a Home Win?

Notre Dame, 11-17 overall and 5-11 in the ACC, will be looking to extend their home win streak to four games when they take on Clemson as 6-point underdogs. The Fighting Irish are 8-9 at home this season, and they are coming off a 70-65 win over Wake Forest.

Over their last 10 games at home, Notre Dame has gone 5-5. On the season, they have been the underdog in 19 games, going 5-14 in those matchups. For the year, they have an average scoring margin of -0.1 points per game at home.

Notre Dame has an overall ATS record of 14-13 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 7-10. Over their last three home games, the Fighting Irish have gone 2-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Notre Dame has an ATS record of 12-7 this year and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three games as the underdog.

Notre Dame’s over/under record for the season is 9-18 and today’s line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (133). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than 132. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Notre Dame offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Wake Forest. Overall their field goal percentage was 37.9% while connecting on 7 threes. The top scorer for the Fighting Irish was Markus Burton with 31 points, while Carey Booth also chipped in with 15 points.

Currently, the Fighting Irish’s defense holds the 31st rank in the nation, allowing 65.6 points per game. So far, the Notre Dame defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (567th).