Alabama vs. Clemson odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NCAA Tournament picks, Elite Eight bets by proven model


One school will advance to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time when the No. 4 seed Alabama Crimson Tide (24-11) face the No. 6 seed Clemson Tigers (24-11) in the Elite Eight on Saturday night. Alabama beat a pair of double-digit seeds in the first two rounds before taking down top seed North Carolina on Thursday. Clemson had a slow finish to the regular season, but it has responded with an impressive run to its second Elite Eight in program history. The Tigers beat No. 3 seed Baylor in the second round and No. 2 seed Arizona in the Sweet 16.
Tipoff is set for 8:49 p.m. ET from Arena in Los Angeles. The Crimson Tide are favored by 2.5 points in the latest Alabama vs. Clemson odds, per SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 164.5. Before making any Clemson vs. Alabama picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions from the proven model at SportsLine.
The model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. It entered the Sweet 16 round of the 2024 NCAA tournament on a 152-109 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It also has a strong 32-21 (+890) record on top-rated spread picks this season, and it called 13 Sweet 16 teams this year. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Clemson and just locked in its March Madness predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines and trends for Clemson vs. Alabama:
Alabama vs. Clemson spread: Alabama -2.5
Alabama vs. Clemson over/under: 164.5 points
Alabama vs. Clemson money line: Alabama -148, Clemson +124
BAMA: The Crimson Tide are 22-4 as favorites this season.
CLEM: The Tigers are 5-1 in their last six games against Alabama.
Alabama vs. Clemson picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Alabama can cover
Alabama took down top-seeded North Carolina in the Sweet 16, using its elite offense and timely plays to stun the top team in the West Region. Senior forward Grant Nelson posted a double-double with 24 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, shooting 10 of 13 from the free-throw line. Senior guard Aaron Estrada and sophomore guard Rylan Griffen each scored 19 points and grabbed four rebounds.
The Crimson Tide were able to overcome a relatively quiet night from star guard Mark Sears, who had 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting. Sears averages 21.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, which put him in contention for the SEC Player of the Year award that was ultimately won by Tennessee’s Dalton Knecht. Alabama played without senior guard Latrell Wrightsell Jr. (head) on Thursday, and his status for this game is unknown. See which team to back at SportsLine.
Why Clemson can cover
Clemson lost three of its final four games heading into the NCAA Tournament, falling to Notre Dame, Wake Forest and Boston College. The Tigers have put that behind them with three impressive wins in the past week, despite closing as underdogs in all three of those contests. They were 7-point underdogs in their 77-72 win over No. 2 seed Arizona on Thursday, but they held the Wildcats to a 37.3% shooting clip from the floor.
Senior center PJ Hall leads the Tigers with 18.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, while senior guard Joseph Girard III averages 15.0 points and is an elite 3-point shooter. Junior forward Ian Schieffelin makes Clemson a difficult team to slow down in the paint, as he nearly averages a double-double with 9.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. The Tigers already beat Alabama once this season, and they have covered the spread in four of their last six games. See which team to back at SportsLine.
How to make Alabama vs. Clemson picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 162 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Clemson vs. Alabama, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Alabama vs. Clemson spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 152-109 roll on its top-rated college basketball picks, and find out.


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