Pitt at Clemson ACC basketball Prediction – 2/27/24

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Bubble Battle: Pitt and Clemson Clash for Tournament Footing

Littlejohn Coliseum sets the stage for a high-stakes ACC matchup as the Pitt Panthers (18-9, 9-7 ACC) invade Clemson (19-9, 9-7 ACC) with both teams squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. This head-to-head clash carries significant weight for their postseason aspirations.

Pitt’s Precarious Position

Despite recent recognition from analysts like Joe Lunardi (ESPN) and Mike DeCourcy (Fox Sports), Pitt remains on the tournament fringe, with every game a must-win situation. Their 6-3 road record offers some hope, but Clemson’s 10-4 home record presents a formidable challenge.

Clemson’s Higher Seed

The Tigers enjoy a slightly more comfortable position, with projections placing them as a 5-seed. However, a slip-up against Pitt could drastically alter their standing. Clemson’s shooting prowess, boasting the nation’s 12th-best free throw percentage (78.2%) and 50th-best field goal percentage (47.1%), could be a decisive factor.

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Key Players and Stats

  • Clemson: PJ Hall and Joseph Girard III lead the Tigers’ scoring attack.
  • Pitt: Blake Hinson and Carlton Carrington shoulder the offensive load for the Panthers.
  • Battle of the Boards: Rebounding could be crucial, with both teams possessing solid rebounding numbers.

Prediction

Our predictive models, regardless of timeframe parameters, firmly favor a Clemson victory on their home court by a margin of 9-12 points. The recent 7-game model suggests a 74-65 Clemson win. Pitt boasts a 6-2 ATS road record, Clemson’s overall ATS record is 16-11.

Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ACC Network
  • Location: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, SC

Get ready for a thrilling ACC contest where each possession could sway tournament destinies. Can Pitt pull off the upset and solidify their bid, or will Clemson defend their home court and bolster their own tournament seed?

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