Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Clemson Tigers NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 19, 2021

The No. 10 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (15-11) and the No. 7 Clemson Tigers (16-7) are set to meet in their opening-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, tipping off at 9:20 PM ET on TBS. Rutgers is a 2-point favorite in this matchup. Here’s everything you need to know about this Midwest Region matchup as you fill out your brackets.

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Rutgers vs Clemson Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Rutgers -2 -114 -107 125.5 -107 -113 -137 115

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Point Total Insights

  • Rutgers has combined with its opponents to score over Friday’s total, 125.5, in 73.1% of its 26 games this season.
  • 2020-21 Clemson games have had a higher total than Friday’s over/under on 13 of 23 occasions (56.5%).
  • The 130.2 points per game these two squads have allowed to opponents this season are 4.7 more than the 125.5 total in this contest.
  • The Scarlet Knights average eight more points per game (70) than the Tigers give up (62).
  • The Tigers’ 65.3 points per game are only 2.9 fewer points than the 68.2 the Scarlet Knights allow.
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    Rutgers Betting Data

  • The Scarlet Knights have gone 0-0 against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Scarlet Knights have put up a 0-0 record ATS.
  • Scarlet Knights games have played to the total or above 0 times in 0 games this season.
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    Rutgers Leaders

    Scarlet Knights Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Jacob Young 15 15.7 2.1 4.3 2.4 0.1 0.9
    Montez Mathis 17 10.3 3.4 1.1 0.6 0.3 1.0
    Geo Baker 14 9.4 3.1 3.2 1.1 0.7 1.4
    Myles Johnson 17 8.1 9.4 0.8 1.1 2.4 0.0
    Paul Mulcahy 17 6.2 3.5 2.6 0.5 0.5 0.6

    Clemson Betting Data

  • Clemson has a losing record against the spread, going 9-12 ATS (covering just 42.9% of the time).
  • The Tigers have not fared well as a 2-point underdog going 3-5 against the spread.
  • Clemson has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 0% of matchups this season (0 out of 21 chances).
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    Clemson Leaders

    Tigers Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Aamir Simms 16 12.5 5.4 2.7 0.9 0.9 1.0
    Al-Amir Dawes 16 9.9 2.2 2.0 1.3 0.3 1.8
    Hunter Tyson 13 8.2 4.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 1.4
    Nick Honor 16 6.9 1.2 2.3 1.6 0.1 1.4
    Clyde Trapp 16 6.4 4.8 2.5 0.6 0.3 0.8
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