New Mexico vs. Clemson: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 22, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

On Friday at FedExForum in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the New Mexico Lobos (26-9) will meet the Clemson Tigers (21-11) — with Jadyn Toppin and PJ Hall as the players to watch — tipping off at 3:10 PM ET. The Lobos match up with the Tigers in a game that New Mexico is currently a slight favorite by 2 points. A 152-point over/under has been set for the game.

New Mexico vs. Clemson Betting Lines

New Mexico vs Clemson Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
New Mexico -2 152 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick New Mexico (-2)
Total Pick Under (152)

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New Mexico vs. Clemson Stat Rankings

New Mexico Avg. (Rank) Clemson Avg. (Rank)
81.7 (20th) Points Scored 77.4 (76th)
70.5 (129th) Points Allowed 71.3 (158th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
11.2 (34th) Off. Rebounds 8.4 (233rd)
6.6 (258th) 3pt Made 8.4 (81st)
14.7 (83rd) Assists 14.7 (83rd)
9.5 (37th) Turnovers 9.8 (57th)

New Mexico vs. Clemson Betting Trends

  • The Lobos have covered the spread 23 times in 34 games.
  • Against the spread as 2-point favorites or more, New Mexico is 19-7.
  • Out of 34 Lobos games so far this year, 17 have hit the over.
  • New Mexico’s games have finished with more than 152 points 16 times so far this season.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 152 points, and that’s 0.2 less than the average total in this season’s Lobos contests.
  • Clemson has 17 wins in 32 games against the spread this season.
  • The Tigers are 5-1 as 2-point underdogs or more.
  • There have been 17 New Mexico’s games (out of 34) that hit the over this year.
  • Tigers games have had over 152 points 14 times this season.
  • Games involving Clemson this year have averaged 148.7 points per game, a 3.3-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.

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New Mexico Impact Players

  • Toppin leads his team in rebounds per contest (9.0), and also puts up 12.6 points and 0.6 assists. At the other end, he posts 1.0 steal and 1.9 blocked shots.
  • Donovan Dent paces the Lobos at 5.5 assists per game, while also putting up 2.5 rebounds and 14.2 points.
  • Jaelen House leads the Lobos with 16.1 points per contest and 3.4 assists, while also posting 3.6 rebounds.
  • N. Joseph puts up 8.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, shooting 55.9% from the floor.
  • Jamal Mashburn Jr. puts up 14.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, shooting 37.1% from the floor and 33.3% from downtown with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game.

Clemson Impact Players

  • Hall leads the Tigers in scoring (18.8 points per game), and averages 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He also posts 0.8 steals and 1.6 blocked shots.
  • Ian Schieffelin is the Tigers’ top rebounder (9.5 per game), and he produces 9.6 points and 2.3 assists.
  • Joseph Girard III is averaging 15.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, making 43.7% of his shots from the field and 42.5% from 3-point range, with 3.0 triples per contest.
  • Chase Hunter leads the Tigers in assists (2.9 per game), and averages 12.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. He also delivers 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • The Tigers get 5.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from RJ Godfrey.

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