Clemson NCAA Regional Odds, Predictions: How to Bet Tennessee, Charlotte in College Baseball Tournament
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Clemson Regional Odds
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Game 1: Clemson (43-17) vs. Lipscomb (36-24) · 1 p.m. ET Friday · ESPN+
Game 2: Tennessee (38-19) vs. Charlotte (34-26) · 6 p.m. ET Friday ·ESPNU
Before the headliner of Volunteers vs. Tigers in the winners' bracket can happen, Tennessee pitcher Andrew Lindsey will face his old team in Charlotte. A 20-game starter for the 49ers a year ago, Lindsey has maintained his numbers in 18 starts for the Volunteers in 2023.
Charlotte will counter with its prime innings eater in Wyatt Hudepohl, who racked up 118 strikeouts in 97 innings thrown this season.
Tennessee projects -210 in Game 2 against Charlotte, as the 49ers will not have the bullpen or offensive firepower required to complete the upset.
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For the mega showdown to happen on Saturday, Clemson must first get by the ASUN Tournament winners in Lipscomb. The Bisons have pop in their sticks, but the streakiness plays a part in their slugging and on-base percentage.
Michael Dunkelberger is expected to get the start against one of Clemson's freshman pitchers outside of Austin Gordon and Caden Grice. Joe Allen started the ACC Tournament in a similar fashion for the Tigers and projects -190 in the opener with a total of 11.2.
Totals will be projected lower than oddsmakers' offerings, as Clemson rang up 10% fewer runs in Doug Kingsmore Stadium than in conference road games.
The matchup everyone came to see is Clemson vs. Tennessee, as the Tigers have lost just one game since April 18. Volunteers pitchers Chase Dollander and Drew Beam project as -120 to -150 favorites over all of Clemson's top rotation options.
There's an edge in the series price for Tennessee with options for hedge on Sunday.
- Game 1: Lipscomb-Clemson Under 12 or Better
- Game 2: Tennessee -220 or Better
- Series: Tennessee +125