ACC foes will collide when the Clemson Tigers (11-11, 5-7 ACC) clash with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-8, 5-6 ACC) at Littlejohn Coliseum. Action starts at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 9, 2020, and it can be seen on ACC Network.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Clemson Tigers Betting Preview
In the Fighting Irish’s last contest, they defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers, 80-72. With 17 points and 10 rebounds, Notre Dame’s John Mooney put together a solid performance. The Fighting Irish had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 40.5 (above their season average of 28.5) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.538 (above their season average of 0.508).
The Tigers are trying to rebound after their 51-44 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers in their last matchup. Aamir Simms was Clemson’s leading scorer with 16 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Virginia had a free throw rate of 0.217 (above their season average of 0.188). Clemson, on the other hand, held the Cavaliers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.1 (below their season average of 29.3).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year, after the Tigers won the lone game last season, 64-62. Clemson had a better effective field goal percentage (0.472 vs. 0.427). Notre Dame, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (27.0 vs. 20.0).
Points at the line could be hard to find for Clemson in this contest. The Tigers rank 311th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.186, while Notre Dame ranks second in FTA rate allowed (0.134).
Notre Dame at Clemson ATS Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Clemson, ATS Winner – Notre Dame, O/U – Over
The Fighting Irish rank 44th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Tigers rank 125th (6.6).
Clemson ranks 44th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Notre Dame ranks 83rd (3.1).
Notre Dame averages 28.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. Clemson ranks 229th in three pointers allowed per game (24.5).
The Fighting Irish rank sixth in assists per game (17.4) while the Tigers rank 149th (13.0).
Clemson ranks 145th in rebounds allowed per game (35.2) while Notre Dame ranks 263rd (38.6).
The Tigers have been outscored by an average of 6.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Clemson has defeated opponents by an average of 2.0 points.
During their last five games, the Fighting Irish have scored an average of 83.2 points per game (6.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.6 points per game (9.6 above their season average).