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Postseason NIT - Belmont Bruins vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview

Belmont BruinsClemson Tigers
26-9March 25, 2014, 07:00 | Littlejohn Coliseum22-12

Littlejohn Coliseum will host Clemson Tigers vs. Belmont Bruins action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Postseason NIT betting action.

Clemson was favored by 6.5 points in early betting at BetOnline while the total was yet to open midday Monday.

The Tigers currently sports a 22-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-13-1 ATS. The Bruins are 26-9 and 16-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 15-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bruins have gone 14-17 against the number.

View Belmont Bruins vs Clemson Tigers Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 22-rated Belmont taking on the No. 144-rated Tigers in this contest.

Belmont was an 82-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Robert Morris. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont got 25 points from J.J. Mann en route to an 82-71 victory over Robert Morris on Friday at Curb Event Center.

In their last action, Clemson was a 50-49 winner at home against Illinois. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 50-49 win over the Fighting Illini on Sunday, behind a 12-point effort from K.J. McDaniels at Littlejohn Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Clemson has the nation's No. 239-rated offensive output, at 63.38 PPG. The visiting Bruins defense ranks No. 212 allowing on average 73.94 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 42.24% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.21% per game.

A few Bruins at Tigers trends to consider:
Belmont is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Belmont is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Belmont is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Belmont is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Clemson is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Clemson is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Clemson's last 12 games
Clemson is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home