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Clemson Tigers visit Virginia Cavaliers in college basketball clash

Clemson TigersVirginia Cavaliers
Feb 7, 7:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds


The Virginia Cavaliers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Clemson Tigers at John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Cavaliers bring a 15-6 record (11-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-9 Tigers, who are 10-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia go 6-8 so far and the Tigers go 7-9.

View Clemson vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cavaliers as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 152-ranked Cavaliers and the No. 139-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-66 win for the Cavaliers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 283 nationally ranked offense (62.5 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 19 at 58 PPG. The Cavaliers have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Defensively, Clemson features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Clemson was a 75-68 loser on the road against Boston College. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Clemson suffered a 75-68 loss against Boston College on Saturday, getting 19 points from Devin Booker in a losing effort at Conte Forum.

In their last action, Virginia was a 66-60 loser on the road against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Virginia suffered a 66-60 loss against Georgia Tech on Sunday, getting 18 points from Joe Harris in a losing effort at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing North Carolina State are 7-3
After playing Boston College are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Maryland are 2-8
After playing Georgia Tech are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Clemson is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Virginia
Clemson is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Clemson
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games when playing Clemson
Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Clemson home to North Carolina State, Sunday, February 10
Virginia at Maryland, Sunday, February 10