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2024 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight odds, picks: Clemson vs. Alabama prediction, best bets by expert on 56-38 run

2024 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight odds, picks: Clemson vs. Alabama prediction, best bets by expert on 56-38 run

A trip to the Final Four is on the line Saturday when the sixth-seeded Clemson Tigers clash with the fourth-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide in a 2024 NCAA Tournament West Region matchup in Los Angeles. The Tigers (24-11), who are making first Elite Eight appearance since 1980, have embraced the underdog role after beating two higher seeds in No. 3 Baylor 72-64 in the second round and No. 2 Arizona 77-72 in the Sweet 16. The Crimson Tide (24-11), who are making their first Elite Eight appearance in 20 years, stunned top-seeded North Carolina 89-87 in Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup. Clemson leads the all-time series 8-4, and have won three in a row in the series, including an 85-77 win over Alabama on Nov. 28.

Tipoff from Arena is scheduled for 8:49 p.m. ET. Alabama has the 27th-best point differential in the nation at plus-9.5, while Clemson is 76th at plus-6.5. The Crimson Tide are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Clemson vs. Alabama odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 164.5. Before making any Alabama vs. Clemson picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Bob Konarski.

A high-volume, seasoned and successful bettor, Konarski joined SportsLine in 2022 and promptly went 116-97-10 on college basketball picks. Konarski heads into the Elite Eight of the 2024 NCAA Tournament on a 56-38-2 college basketball run that has netted $100 followers $1,354. Anyone who has followed him is way up. 

Now, he has his sights on Clemson vs. Alabama in the 2024 Elite Eight and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Alabama vs. Clemson:

  • Clemson vs. Alabama spread: Alabama -3.5
  • Clemson vs. Alabama over/under: 164.5 points
  • Clemson vs. Alabama money line: Alabama -171, Clemson +143
  • CLEM: The Tigers have hit the first-half money line in 22 of their last 32 games (+9.95 units)
  • BAMA: The Crimson Tide have hit the game total over in 26 of their last 35 games (+16.10 units)
  • Clemson vs. Alabama picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Alabama can cover 

Senior forward Grant Nelson is one of four Crimson Tide players averaging 10 or more points. He is coming off a monster performance in the Sweet 16 win over top-seeded North Carolina on Thursday, scoring 24 points, while grabbing 12 rebounds and…

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