Free College Basketball Picks Today: Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers 3/10/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers 3/10/23
Fri 10th March 2023

The Virginia Cavaliers (24-6, 16-5 ACC) face the Clemson Tigers (23-9, 15-6 ACC) Friday at Greensboro Coliseum in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney semifinals. Clemson dominated the North Carolina State Wolfpack 80-54 at Greensboro Coliseum yesterday in the quarterfinals.

Ian Schieffelin had a standout performance with 15 points. Virginia won their third in a row in the quarterfinals yesterday at Greensboro Coliseum, beating the North Carolina Tar Heels 68-59. Jayden Gardner led the team in scoring with 17 points. With 15 points and five steals, Reece Beekman also produced a strong performance.

Virginia won the only game against Clemson this season 64-57 at John Paul Jones Arena on February 28. Armaan Franklin, Isaac McKneely, and Jayden Gardner led the Cavaliers with 12 points apiece, while Beekman was a key contributor with 7 points and eight assists. PJ Hall had 19 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

Hunter Tyson and Hall, averaging 15.5 and 15.0 points per game, respectively, have led the Tigers in scoring this season. Tyson also has grabbed 9.6 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Chase Hunter is dishing 4.2 assists per game.

Franklin (12.6 ppg), Gardner (11.9), and Kihei Clark (11.0) have powered the Cavaliers’ offense. Gardner also has averaged 5.6 rebounds per game, while Clark has distributed 5.6 assists per game. Holding opponents to 60.4 points per game, the Cavaliers are one of the toughest scoring defenses in the country (8th).

Clemson is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +8.3 (77.7-69.4). Virginia has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 63.6 points per game on average while allowing 60.9 (+2.7 margin). The Cavaliers are averaging 68.2 ppg for the full season while allowing 60.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Ian Schieffelin: 17.2 | 11.3 | +5.9
Alex Hemenway: 2.4 | 6.0 | -3.6
Points per game:
Ian Schieffelin: 10.2 | 5.5 | +4.7
Assists per game:
Chase Hunter: 6.6 | 4.2 | +2.4
Brevin Galloway: 1.0 | 2.2 | -1.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jayden Gardner: 25.0 | 18.2 | +6.8
Kadin Shedrick: 3.0 | 8.8 | -5.8
Points per game:
Jayden Gardner: 16.0 | 11.9 | +4.1
Kihei Clark: 7.0 | 11.0 | -4.0
Rebounds per game:
Jayden Gardner: 8.0 | 5.6 | +2.4
Ben Vander Plas: 3.2 | 4.5 | -1.3

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Virginia (-160)

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