Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide NCAAB Betting Picks and Prediction for Saturday, March 30, 2024

Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – As the Elite 8 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament heats up, the Clemson Tigers (24-11) are set to face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide (24-11) in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. With both teams sharing identical records but exhibiting distinct playing styles, this matchup is a goldmine for sports betting enthusiasts, especially those engaging in sports betting in Canada, looking to capitalize on the free picks.

Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Date & Time: Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 8:49 PM ET

Location: Arena


Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds

Illinois+290+8.5 (-110)155 over (-110)
UConn-370-8.5 (-110)155 under (-110)

Clemson Tigers Analysis

The Clemson Tigers have been very helpful during the season, as they score more readily than anyone else, averaging 77.2 points per game. Their victories were very much the result of hitting from the field (46.8%) and the accuracy from the line (79%). The Tigers have also efficiently knocked them down from three point line, they have an average of 8.2 three-pointers per game.

Offensively speaking, the Clemson Tigers are capable of devastating opponents, almost always displaying a lethal attacking prowess. Yet, defending has been their Achilles’ heel with more than a few hiccups. However, they do well on the boards defensively (3.9 blocks per game). Yet, they must ensure their D suffers no further erosion from any high shooting scoring of the Alabama side.

PJ Hall has really been a showstopper not only in the Tigers, but also one who has been in the peak of his game with stats of 18.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. His presence in the paint will be critical, not solely on the offensive and defensive sides of the action, but also in the Elite 8 battle.

Alabama Crimson Tide Analysis

Alabama Crimson Tide is a team with a lot of possibilities, particularly with their offense which is ranked first in the country with 90.7 points per game. Aggression is the game’s hallmark as seen by their shot-making from various parts of the court; the 47.7% and 36.7% field goal and three-point shooting percentages evidence the same aspects.

They’ve been able to establish quite a level of defense too, particularly in getting turnovers, averaging 7.3 steals per game, as well as, 4.2 blocks per game. However, carrying out vision may be challenged, as the attack is bereaved with the strong offense of the Clemson’s.

Without doubt, Mark Sears, Alabama’s point guard with an average of 21.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, is the most impressive player of this season. The coaching and goal-scoring skills will be essential aspects for Alabama to progress playing in the national championship.

Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Against the Spread

The Clemson Tigers encountered problems covering the spread in their recent games, which they only won once in their last 5 out of 5 games. Although their performance off the lot was slightly better than 0-5, they have still managed to have it against the spread.

Alabama-likewise did not match up the spread in their last five games holding with the odds only once. They have found it hard to overcome those hiatuses, as they have 5-8 of negative spreads. In other words, their overall performance will be affected against the other game.

Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Alabama Crimson Tide (-165). Alabama’s potent offense is likely to overcome Clemson’s defenses, especially with Sears leading the charge.

Spread: Clemson Tigers +3.5 (-110). Despite Alabama’s offensive power, Clemson’s resilience and ability to keep games close make them a good pick against the spread.

Total: Over 164.5 (-110). Both teams have a tendency to engage in high-scoring affairs, and this matchup should be no different.

Predicted Score: Alabama Crimson Tide 85, Clemson Tigers 82

The most reliable pick here seems to be the total going over. Both teams have shown they can score in bunches, and given their recent trends, a high-scoring game is anticipated. This Elite 8 matchup is shaping up to be a classic, and while the Moneyline and Spread offer interesting options, the Over on the total points seems the safest bet for those making the latest March Madness picks.