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Clemson vs. Virginia NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 28th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

No. 13 Virginia and Clemson still each have a shot to tie for the ACC regular-season title but the loser’s chances will vanish on Tuesday when they meet in Charlottesville. The Wahoos are solid home favorites on the NCAAB odds.

This game might be a bit more emotional at UVA because Terry Holland, who elevated Virginia basketball to national prominence during 16 seasons as coach and later had a distinguished career as an athletic administrator, died Sunday night. His health had declined since being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2019, and he had stopped taking his prominent courtside seat at UVA home games.

Holland served as head coach at Virginia from 1974-990, retiring as UVA’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach with a 326-173 (.653) record. Holland guided the Cavaliers to a pair of NCAA Final Four berths (1981 and 1984), three consecutive ACC regular-season titles (1981-83), two Elite Eight appearances (1983 and 1989), one ACC tournament championship (1976), one NIT crown (1980), and nine NCAA tournament appearances. He earned ACC Coach of the Year honors in 1981 and 1982.

Before all else, Nitrobetting takes a peek at important game details that help you lock in on the best picks. Below, you can find event information, team and player stats, and the latest College Basketball odds. We also have timely betting trends and predictions at your disposal.

Clemson vs. Virginia Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
  • TV: ACCN
  • Radio: WCCP-FM The Roar 105.5 (Clemson) // 97.5 FM 3WV (Virginia)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Clemson (+6) // Virginia (-6)

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Why Bet on the Clemson Tigers?

Clemson (21-8, 13-5 ACC) won its second in a row Saturday, a shocking 96-71 win at NC State. Brevin Galloway scored a career-best 28 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 from three and a perfect 10-for-10 at the line. The win was the largest by a Clemson team against NC State since Jan. 13, 1940 for a 66-31 Tiger victory. The 25-point margin of victory on Saturday was the fourth largest in program history for an ACC road game.

However, it was Hunter Tyson who was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday. In the win over the Wolfpack, Tyson became the all-time games played leader in Clemson history (135). Tyson averaged 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Clemson. His 14 double-doubles are now tied for ninth all-time in Clemson history for a single season. Tyson ranks 12th in the nation in double-doubles and is second in the ACC. He’s first in defensive rebounding per game (8.10) and third nationally.

Clemson’s 13 ACC wins are a school record. Clemson has overcome a halftime deficit to gain victory seven times this year, a school record for one season. Six of the seven victories have come in ACC games. The Tigers are second nationally and first in the ACC in free throw shooting (79.5 percent).

Why Bet on the Virginia Cavaliers?

Virginia (21-6, 13-5 ACC) had controlled its destiny to win the ACC regular-season title but lost its second straight game Saturday, 71-63 at North Carolina. After trading baskets with Virginia for the first five minutes of play, resulting in an early 8-8 tie, the Tar Heels dominated for the rest of the period. UNC outscored the Cavaliers 34-18 through the remainder of the first half, creating a comfortable 16-point halftime advantage. The game was all but over.

The Cavaliers never led. UNC shot 46 percent from the field and hit 10 of its 22 3-pointers on the night, while the Wahoos shot just under 40 percent from the field. Forward Jayden Gardner led the Cavaliers with his third double-double of the season, recording 19 points and 12 rebounds, while also chipping in a block and a steal.

A Virginia win vs. Clemson clinches a top-4 seed and double bye at the ACC Tournament. UVA ranks first nationally in assist/turnover ratio (1.82), second in turnovers per game (8.7), 10th in scoring defense (60.6 ppg), 19th in fouls per game (14.1), 20th in turnover margin (3.8) and 25th in assists per game (15.8). Virginia is 229-54 (.809), including a 13-1 mark (8-0 ACC) in 2022-23, in 17 seasons at John Paul Jones Arena.

Virginia is 80-53 all-time vs. Clemson, including a 46-17 home record, in a series that dates to 1935-36. UVA is 14-3 in its last 17 meetings against the Tigers.

Clemson vs. Virginia Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Clemson is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
  • The total went over in 6 of Clemson’s last 6 games.
  • Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 home games.
  • Virginia is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 games overall.
  • The total went under in 4 of Virginia’s last 6 games.

Clemson vs. Virginia Expert Prediction

Virginia 65, Clemson 61.

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