Virginia Tech vs Clemson prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Wednesday, March 9
Virginia Tech vs Clemson How To Watch
Date: Wednesday, March 9
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Clemson (17-15), Virginia Tech (19-12)
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Clemson vs Virginia Tech Game Preview, ACC Tournament
Why Clemson Will Win
The Tigers were terrific in the win over NC State on Tuesday, doing a nice job defensively against the three and coming up with a whopping 46 rebounds.
That’s not normal for Clemson. This isn’t normally a great rebounding team, but it’s good at shooting threes and solid at moving the ball around to set up the open shots.
It beat Virginia Tech just a few days ago 63-59 by hitting 40% from the outside, working well on the free throw line, and by holding the Hokies to just 37% from the field.
Why Virginia Tech Will Win
Virginia Tech has the defense to be even stronger. It couldn’t score against the Tigers four days ago, but the D wasn’t bad.
Will Clemson’s legs still be there after the NC State game? This should be another low scoring game between the Tigers and Hokies. Every stop will be big and every three will matter.
Virginia Tech is one of the best three point shooting teams in the nation hitting 39% of its tries. It it was just its average self from the outside against Clemson, it pulls it off, but …
Virginia Tech vs Clemson: What’s Going To Happen
Clemson has been great over the last several games. It withstood the big three-shooting Wake Forest offense and held up well in the other four games in the five game winning streak. Most importantly, the defense has stepped it up in a big way against the three.
Virginia Tech won’t go off from the outside, but the three-and-D style will do enough to stay ahead after one good first half burst. It’ll take a late three to survive in one of the better games of the day.
Clemson vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Lines
Virginia Tech 67, Clemson 63
Line: Virginia Tech -5, o/u: 130.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 3.5
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