NCAA Tournament March Madness Picks & Odds: Rutgers vs. Clemson Predictions

NCAA Tournament handicapper Brandon Hurley is back with his expert pick for Rutgers vs. Clemson at March Madness
Brandon Hurley
Fri, March 19, 5:59 AM EDT

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Clemson Tigers

First of all.. Blah Blah Blah “Rutgers is playing in their first tournament in 30 years” let’s throw that out of the picture. It is march, the narratives don’t matter. The Clemson Tigers are another one of those teams that peaked in the first 2 weeks of the season. Since the Tigers hot stretch they have been underwhelming to say the least. Meanwhile, the Scarlet Knights have had their up’s and down’s throughout their season no doubt. But, they have showed that they can compete with any team in the nation and have battled in the best basketball conference in the nation. With that being said, Clemson is on a fast track down hill while Rutgers is battle tested and have the ability for a deep run.

Remember the name - Ron Harper. Ron Harper carries the load all around for the Scarlett Knights averaging 15.4 PPG and 6 boards a night. The junior guard surrounds himself with a pair of a guards in Geo Baker and Jacob Young. This trio has shown that they have the capability to beat any team in the nation. Rutgers run 10 guys deep and will wear this Clemson team down. Steve Pikiell will have his squad ready to go tomorrow against the Clemson Tigers. Rutgers -1.5 is free money and it wouldn’t surprise me if this game is over in the first 20.

The Pick: Rutgers -1.5 @ -105

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NCAA Tournament Expert Picks

Rutgers -1.5 @ -105 (Click To Bet)

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