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Virginia Cavaliers face Clemson Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Virginia CavaliersClemson Tigers
20-5February 15, 2014, 12:00 | Littlejohn Coliseum15-8

Virginia travels to Clemson on Saturday, hoping to boost its 20-5 record with a victory over the Tigers.

Clemson will face the 20-5 Cavaliers, who own a 13-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 7-11 on the OU so far this season while the Cavaliers are 8-12-1.

View Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Clemson sat as 3.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 194 and the Cavaliers at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Virginia won its last outing, a 61-53 result against Maryland on February 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. Virginia earned a 61-53 victory over Maryland on Monday, getting 19 points from Joe Harris at John Paul Jones Arena.

Last time out for Clemson, they were a 68-64 loser as they battled Notre Dame on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Clemson got 30 points from K.J. McDaniels en route to a 68-64 loss at the hands of Clemson on Tuesday at Joyce Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 84 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.56 per game. That compares with Clemson’s No. 54 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Clemson is college basketball's No. 189-ranked team at 5.35 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 205 with 5.16 per game.

A few Cavaliers at Tigers trends to consider:
Virginia is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Clemson is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Clemson is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Clemson is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Clemson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Virginia at Virginia Tech, Tuesday, February 18th
Clemson at North Carolina State, Tuesday, February 18th