Clemson vs Kansas Free Pick

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by Sportsbook Advisor - 3/19/2018 2:05 PM Share
NCAA tournament - Friday March 23, 2018 7:05 pm EST

Kansas is taking on Clemson in this do or die basketball matchup. The point spread has Kansas -4.5 points and the total is 143 points. Right now about 60% of the betting action is on Kansas.

A couple of days ago Kansas squeaked by Seton Hall to advance in this tourney. They were favored by 4.5 points and won by four. They put up 83 points in that contest and now are on a five game winning streak. Their last loss came against Oklahoma State 16 days ago.

Clemson smashed Auburn yesterday by 31 points. It was never really close. I think this is an example of a great ACC team outplaying other conferences' great teams. There are only three ACC teams left in the sweet 16 after the losses of UVA and UNC.

Clemson is 25-9 overall straight up and 19-12 ATS. Kansas is 29-7 SU and 19-16 ATS. Clemson scores 73 PPG and allows just 65. They play a pretty sound defensive game. Kansas scores 81 PPG and allows 70 PPG. They are an offensive based team.

There is no head to head data on record so this will be a very interesting matchup. The spread seems a little high based on the numbers though. Kansas should be favored by only 2.5 points, based on our calculations, so I think the value is taking Clemson +4.5 points in this game. Clemson is coming off a huge win and some of that energy should be able to carry over into this game. But like I said this is a value play because the spread is a little too large.

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