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Clemson vs. Alabama 2024 Elite Eight Odds and Preview

By Hank Blaine

On Thursday, the madness in March was in full force. In the early West Region Sweet 16 game, 6-Clemson knocked off 2-seed Arizona. Then in the later game, 4-Alabama rallied to beat the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels. On Saturday, Bama takes on Clemson in a hoops battle with a Final Four berth on the line. The Crimson Tide is a tepid -3.5 favorite. Will Alabama secure a Final Four berth? Or will scorching Clemson get it done? Check out 2024 March Madness odds, analysis, and a free pick for Clemson versus Alabama.

Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide 2024 March Madness Elite Eight Game Information

Why Bet on the Clemson Tigers?

After finishing the season with 2 straight losses versus teams that didn’t sniff the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, few thought Clemson would pick their game up enough to beat a squad like Baylor, much less best Arizona.

Versus the Wildcats, the Tigers played like the higher seeded team, holding Zona star guard Caleb Love to 5-of-18 from the field and 0-of-9 from three. Arizona played decent three-point defense, but Clemson dominated inside, shooting close to 50% from the field.

If Clemson plays the same type of defense on Saturday, Bama will be in trouble of losing this straight up.

Why Bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide?

The Tar Heels dominated the first half when building a 54-46 halftime lead. In the second half, it was a much different story. Alabama’s defense stood tall in the second stanza.

Bama kept Amando Bacot and his mates at bay, holding the Heels to 33 points. The difference of 21 points from the first half to the second half was startling. So was Alabama’s shooting in the second half, which equated to 43 points.

Bama has won games this season by scoring over 100. What it tells us is that this Crimson Tide squad can make necessary adjustments to win college basketball games. Alabama is firing on all cylinders heading into this Elite 8 matchup.

Clemson vs. Alabama Betting Trends

  • Clemson is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games.
  • Tigers are 10-4 SU in its last 14 games.
  • The total went under in 8 of Clemson’s last 10 games.
  • Alabama is 3-6 ATS in the last 9 games.
  • Crimson Tide are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games.
  • The total went over in 12 of Alabama’s last 14 games.

Clemson vs. Alabama 2024 Elite Eight Expert Prediction

Bama versus Clemson should be a good game, but one team stands out while the other may have gotten lucky in their Sweet 16 battles. For sure, the Clemson Tigers are a quality squad.

But let’s be fair. Love rarely goes 0-for-9 from three. If he hits a few of those, Zona probably wins that game. Not only that, but the rest of Arizona’s team couldn’t score a bucket. The Cats shot less than 38% from the field.

So the fact Clemson won by 5 makes total sense because their opponent didn’t show up. North Carolina showed up big time in the first half of Bama’s win. The Tide had to adjust to rally for a second half victory.

Alabama proved it can take a knockout punch, get up off the canvas, and get back to work. The Crimson Tide faced adversity and laughed in adversity’s face. Give Bama the nod to win, cover, and head to the Final Four.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.

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