Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tigers vs Cardinals CBB Odds
Looking for Clemson Tigers vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Tigers taking on the Cardinals on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Tigers Cardinals matchup.
15-9 (2-5 A) Clemson Tigers vs. Louisville Cardinals 17-8 (12-3 H)
Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Louisville -6
CBB Betting Total: 132½
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The Clemson Tigers have managed to win four of their last five games, overall. However, they fell to the Miami Hurricanes in their last time out as the Tigers continued to struggle on offense while also committing 13 turnovers in the loss.
The Louisville Cardinals are currently hot on the heels of the Virginia Tech Hokies. However, after losing three of their last four games, the Cardinals are in danger of losing their all important positioning within the ACC, altogether.
While leading scorer Marquise Reed (19 ppg, 5 rebs) continues his outstanding streak of scoring, 19 points versus the Miami Hurricanes was not good enough as the Tigers picked up a huge loss. Elijah Thomas (15 ppg, 8 rebs) shots 65% from the floor on the season in chipping in 16 points in defeat as well.
Shelton Mitchell (12 ppg) has been wholly inconsistent throughout the season in shooting under 40% from the floor on the year. In all, the Tigers have lost four of their last five games on the road.
On the other hand, the defense has allowed just 65 points to opponents during their last five outings away from Littlejohn Coliseum. Their offense, however, has averaged only 61 points for these contest.
The defense for Louisville has allowed opponents to average 73 points per game during their last four outings. This is a slight increase in them permitting just 68 points per game throughout the season.
Of course, five points may not seem to be much. However, when considering that the Cardinals have lost their last three contests by an average of 4 points, their drop-off can be a catalyst for their play recently.
Versus the Duke Blue Devils, the Cardinals allowed just 37% shooting for Duke. On the other hand, the home team performed well from the perimeter in connecting on 25-60 field goals on the night (48%).
However, 17 turnovers were too much to overcome as the Cardinals obtained an efficient performance from Jordan Nwora in posting 23 points along with 12 rebounds in the loss. Nwora (17 ppg, 8 rebs) has been their shining star on offense as the forward is shooting 47% from the floor on the season (39% 3 FG).
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-3 in CLEM last 10 overall.
- Under is 7-3 in CLEM last 10 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- LOU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- LOU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast.
Free Clemson Tigers vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAAB Prediction:
Expect the Tigers to bring their defense intensity for this all-important matchup versus Louisville. However, one should expect the Cardinals to get back on track due to an offense for Clemson that struggles on the road. Matching up with the Cardinals at this moment will certainly not be the best for the visitors. In all, Louisville will pull out a 77-73 win on Saturday as they will extend Clemson’s road troubles.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Louisville by 4 / Under 132½
Look for the home team to assert themselves early on defense as they will be looking to calm any threats from Reed and company. Also, look for Nwora to remain solid versus a stingy Clemson defense in what will be an exciting, low-scoring affair.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Clemson 63 – Louisville 67
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