Clemson vs. Notre Dame - 2/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Clemson vs. Notre Dame - 2/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-8) at Clemson Tigers (11-11)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Clemson Tigers meet in college basketball action from Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday. 

Notre Dame is currently 14-8 on the year. Since falling to Syracuse and Florida State in consecutive games, the Irish have beaten Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh in succession. 

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In the win over the Panthers, Notre Dame’s Temple Gibbs led the team with 21 points, four assists and three rebounds. John Mooney doubled up in that one on 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Juwan Durham and Nate Laszewski scored 11 points each. 

Over on the Clemson side, they’re 11-11 this year. The Tigers are 1-3 in the last four games, beating Syracuse while otherwise falling to Louisville, Wake Forest and Virginia. 

In the loss to the Cavaliers, Clemson’s Aamir Simms led the team with 16 points, three rebounds and two assists. Al-Amir Dawes added 11 points with eight rebounds there and Tevin Mack had 10 points with seven boards. 

The Tigers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 after a straight-up loss and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS win. Clemson is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 overall. 

Meanwhile, the Irish are 2-5 ATS in their last seven Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up win. Notre Dame is 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and the over is 6-0 in their last six overall. 

Notre Dame’s offensive game has been pretty stout over their last six games, with at least 78 points scored in each of those. Trouble is, the Irish have also allowed 72 points in each of their last six games, including 84 to Syracuse and 85 to Florida State. 

As for Clemson, they’ve been pretty choppy on offense lately and have only managed 88 combined points across their last two games. This matchup is a little dicey; if the Tigers can get their offense rolling they’ll hang around. I’m going to take Notre Dame on the cover here but probably staying away in reality. 

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Andrew’s Pick Notre Dame Fighting Irish +1.5

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