Clemson is 5-1, but they have faced a questionable schedule and are now probably facing the best defense they have seen this young season in Michigan. The Wolverines keep this close.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge continues on Tuesday night, and in one of the NCAAB matchups, we are looking for the Michigan Wolverines to give the home standing Clemson Tigers all that they can handle.
The college basketball latest line from Bookmaker for this contest is Michigan +8, with the betting odds set at -110.
While we realize that Michigan is not the best shooting team in the world, we feel that the stiff Michigan defense is quite capable of turning this into an ugly game, and while the contest may not be cosmetically pleasing, it should be close throughout.
The Wolverines are allowing a scant 52.2 points per game on 36.7 percent shooting, including just 24.4 percent from behind the three-point arc. As a result, they ranking 39th in the country in the early going in defensive efficiency, allowing only 0.92 points per possession, and they also rank 15th in defensive effective field goal percentage and ninth in three-point defense. Michigan is 2-1 in NCAAB betting, failing to cover only vs. an underrated UTEP team.
Yes, Clemson is 5-1 straight up, although they are just 2-2 vs. the NCAAB odds in their four lined games. However, the highest rated team on the Pomeroy Ratings that the Tigers have beaten in regulation time was 102nd ranked Wofford! In their other games, they needed overtime to knock off 50th ranked Seton Hall and their loss came to 46th ranked Old Dominion.
This Michigan team is much closer to those two teams in terms of talent than the four cupcakes that Clemson has beaten, and the Michigan defense is probably the best defense the Tigers have seen to this points. Look for the Wolverines to prevail ATS on the NCAAB betting odds on Tuesday.
Free NCAAB Pick: Michigan +8 (-110)