NCAAB Picks and Parlays: Clemson vs Morehead State, 03/15

NCAAB Picks and Parlays: Clemson vs Morehead State, 03/15

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Eagles money line +1150
Eagles spread +15.5 (-110)
Tigers money line -1450
Tigers spread -15.5 (-110)
Over / under 138

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Morehead State Eagles Clemson Tigers
Record 21-11 23-10
Road/Home record 7-8 15-1
Streak L1 L1
Points per game 70.00 75.00
Points allowed per game 66.00 67.00
Rebounds per game 35.00 35.00
Rebounds allowed per game 31.00 32.00
Over / under record 10-18 21-12
 

Preview

The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) kicks off with the first-round matchup between Clemson Tigers and Morehead State Eagles. The game will take place on March 15, 2023, at the Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina. Both teams have had a successful season so far, with Clemson finishing fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with a record of 23-10, while Morehead State finished third in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) with a record of 21-11. In this article, we will provide an in-depth preview of both teams, including their recent form, key players, and strengths and weaknesses. We will also make a final prediction on the outcome of the game.

 

Morehead State Eagles

The Morehead State Eagles have had a solid season, finishing third in the Ohio Valley Conference with a record of 21-11. They are led by guard Milton Freeman, who is their top scorer with 15.0 points per game. Freeman has been a consistent performer for the Eagles throughout the season and will be a key player in their matchup against Clemson. Forward Arthur Gross has been the team's leading rebounder, averaging 7.4 rebounds per game. Gross will need to have a big game on the boards to give the Eagles a chance against the Tigers.

The Eagles have struggled in their recent games, losing three of their last five games. Their defense has been a weakness this season, allowing 65.6 points per game. The Eagles' inability to defend the perimeter could be a problem against Clemson, who are a good shooting team. The Eagles will need to tighten up their defense and force Clemson to take contested shots.

On the offensive end, the Eagles have been averaging 70.3 points per game. However, they have struggled with their shooting, shooting only 43.3% from the field and 32.2% from beyond the arc. The Eagles will need to improve their shooting if they hope to keep up with Clemson, who have a good defense.

 

Possible starting lineup:

PG - Milton Freeman

SG - Skyelar Potter

SF - Tyzhaun Claude

PF - Arthur Gross

C - Johni Broome

 

Clemson Tigers

The Clemson Tigers have had a successful season, finishing fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a record of 23-10. They are led by forward Hunter Tyson, who is their top scorer with 15.5 points per game. Tyson has been a consistent scorer for the Tigers throughout the season and will be a key player in their matchup against Morehead State. Guard Chase Hunter has been the team's leading assister, averaging 4.6 assists per game. Hunter's playmaking ability will be crucial in getting his teammates involved in the game.

The Tigers have been in good form recently, winning four of their last five games. Their defense has been their strength this season, allowing only 64.2 points per game. The Tigers' perimeter defense has been particularly impressive, allowing only 31.6% shooting from beyond the arc. The Tigers' defense will be a key factor in their matchup against Morehead State.

On the offensive end, the Tigers have been averaging 72.9 points per game. They have been shooting the ball well, shooting 46.7% from the field and 35.8% from beyond the arc. The Tigers will look to continue their good shooting form against Morehead State.

 

Possible starting lineup:

PG - Chase Hunter

SG - Nick Honor

SF - Hunter Tyson

PF - David Collins

C - Lynn Kidd

 

BETTING TRENDS

Morehead State are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Morehead State's last 10 games.

Morehead State are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Morehead State's last 6 games on the road.

Morehead State are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.

Clemson are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Clemson's last 10 games.

Clemson are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

Clemson are 18-1 SU in their last 19 games at home.

 

Prediction

Clemson's recent performances and home-court advantage make them the favorite to win this matchup. However, Morehead State is no pushover and could potentially give Clemson a run for their money.

Clemson has a strong offensive and defensive game, making them a well-rounded team. They have four players averaging double figures in points per game, with Hunter Tyson leading the way with 15.5 points per game. The Tigers also have a strong rebounding presence, with Tyson averaging 9.5 rebounds per game.

Clemson has a great record at home, winning 14 out of their 20 games at Littlejohn Coliseum this season. They will be looking to continue their dominance at home and advance to the next round of the NIT.

On the other hand, Morehead State is a team that shouldn't be taken lightly. They have a good record this season, winning 21 out of their 32 games. Morehead State's defense has been their strongest suit, allowing only 63.4 points per game, which is ranked 26th in the nation.

Morehead State's leading scorer is senior guard Michael Freeman, who averages 15.0 points per game. Freeman is a reliable scorer who can shoot from beyond the arc and create his shot off the dribble.

Morehead State has also been successful on the road this season, winning 8 out of their 17 games. They will be looking to continue their strong defensive play and cause an upset against Clemson.

Overall, Clemson has the edge in this matchup due to their home-court advantage and strong overall play. However, Morehead State's defense and scoring ability could potentially cause an upset.

Based on these factors, we predict that Clemson will win the game, but Morehead State will cover the +15.5 points spread. Clemson should be able to pull away in the second half and secure a comfortable victory, but Morehead State's defense should keep the game close enough to cover the spread. 

 

PICK: Morehead State +15.5 (-110)

 

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