Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cardinals versus the Tigers? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ACCN. The game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC. The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 149.5 points, with Clemson being favored by -15.5 at home against Louisville.

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS VS CLEMSON TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisville Cardinals +15.5

This game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.

WHY BET THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Clemson winning straight-up, we like Louisville at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can The Cardinals Secure a Win at Clemson?

So far this season, Louisville has struggled to a 6-14 record, including a 1-8 mark in ACC play. The Cardinals have lost five straight games, and they are coming off a 69-52 loss to Virginia.

On the road this season, Louisville has gone just 1-5, and their average scoring margin is -11.7 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Cardinals have gone 1-9.

Against the spread, Louisville is currently 8-10-2 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-3. As the underdog, the Cardinals have gone 6-6-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last three road games, Louisville is 2-1 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is similar to the average over/under line of 146.2 in Louisville’s games this season. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 142 points.

In contrast to their season average of 71.8 points per game, the Louisville had a below average performance. They scored 52 points against Virginia and had a field goal percentage of 35.7%. Offensively, the Cardinals have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 290th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 303rd in percentage and 320th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Cardinals’ defense is nationally ranked 277th, allowing 77.6 points per game. Louisville will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Virginia to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the Tigers Defense Show Up at Home?

For the season, Clemson has been a much better team at home compared to on the road. At home, the Tigers have gone 9-2, compared to 4-4 on the road. Over their last ten home games, Clemson has gone 8-2.

Overall, Clemson has been the favorite in 14 of their 19 games, going 10-4 in those games. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +12.0 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Clemson has gone just 5-8-1 vs. the spread. Their ATS mark at home is 4-6-1 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 3-6-1.

This season, the over/under record for Clemson games is 12-7. So far, the average point total in their games is 153.2, which is higher than the average OU line of 148. This year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 149.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 156 points. Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 7-3 and the average point total is 158 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Clemson offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against Duke. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.3%, and they made 7 threes. PJ Hall led the scoring for the Tigers, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Joseph Girard III chipped in with 13 points.

So far, the Tigers’ defense is ranked 199th in the country at 73.0 points per contest. Against Duke in their most recent game, the Clemson defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Duke to hit 41% of their shots.