CFB Week 8 Picks: Clemson at Miami Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
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Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:42
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Clemson at Miami

After a two-week break from facing top 25 competition, No. 8 Miami resumes ACC play on Saturday against another tough opponent, when the Hurricanes host Clemson at 3:30PM ET from Landshark Stadium.

Bet Clemson at Miami
The Hurricanes opened the year with four-straight games against ranked opponents and then were able to relax a little in wins over Florida A&M and Central Florida over the last two weeks. Miami is 5-1 on the year with a 4-2 record against the spread as the Tigers come to town. Miami has been led on the season by sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris, who has thrown for 1,518 yards and 11 touchdowns, but has seven interceptions as well. Miami’s running game has been led by Javarris James, who has 362 yards and four touchdowns. Miami is averaging 29 points per-game on the season, and on defense, the Hurricanes are holding opponents to 20.8 points and 305.7 yards per-game.

Clemson entered the year with high hopes and a preseason top 25 ranking, but the Tigers are 3-3 on the season and 4-2 against the spread, losing to two ranked teams in TCU and Georgia Tech. The Tigers expected a lot from running back C.J. Spiller, but he has not excelled, rushing for just 466 yards and three scores through six games. Spiller has battled injuries, but still not given Clemson the punch it was looking for in the running game. Quarterback Kyle Parker has thrown for just 1,027 yards and six touchdowns with five interceptions while Jacoby Ford has 26 receptions for 358 yards. Overall, the Clemson offense ranks in the bottom half of the ACC in most categories. On defense, the Tigers have surprised, allowing just 15.3 points and 270.2 yards per-game. The Tigers are second in the conference ins passing defense and third in rushing defense. DeAndre McDaniel is tied for the nation’s best in interceptions with five, while the Tigers as a team lead the ACC with 10.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Miami 5-point road favorites over Clemson on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 44.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

CLEMSON is 2-0 against the spread versus MIAMI since 1992

MIAMI is 1-1 straight up against CLEMSON since 1992

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

All games played at MIAMI since 1992

CLEMSON is 1-0 against the spread versus MIAMI since 1992

CLEMSON is 1-0 straight up against MIAMI since 1992

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 8 College Football Injury Report
CLEMSON

[LB] 09/05/2009 - Stanley Hunter out for season ( Illness ) 

[OL] 09/05/2009 - JK Jay out for season ( Back ) 

MIAMI

[QB] 09/07/2009 - Taylor Cook has decided to transfer ( None ) 

[DE] 09/05/2009 - Gavin Hardin out for season ( Neck ) 

[LB] 09/05/2009 - Shayon Green out for season ( Lower Body ) 

[DE] 08/21/2009 - Adewale Ojomo out indefinitely ( Jaw ) 

[SS] 10/03/2009 - Randy Phillips "?" ( Forearm ) 

[FB] 10/03/2009 - Patrick Hill "?" ( Ankle ) 

[S] 10/03/2009 - JoJo Nicolas "?" ( Undisclosed ) 
Clemson at Miami Current Odds
Clemson Tigers +5 Over 44 (+170)

Miami Hurricanes -5 Under 44 (-200)

Player Props:

Total pass attempts for Kyle Parker (CLEM): Over/Under 32.5

Total rushing yards for C.J. Spiller (CLEM): Over/Under 75.5

Total receiving yards for Jacoby Ford (CLEM): Over/Under 55.5

Total receptions for Michael Palmer (CLEM): Over/Under 3.5

Total passing yards for Jacory Harris (MIA): Over/Under 255.5

Total touchdown passes + interceptions for Harris: Over/Under 2.5

Total rushing yards for Javarris James (MIA): Over/Under 71.5

Total rushing attempts for Damien Berry (MIA): Over/Under 9.5

Total receiving yards for Leonard Hankerson (MIA): Over/Under 59.5

Total receptions for Travis Benjamin (MIA): Over/Under 3
Bet Clemson at Miami
Posted: 10/24/09 1:42PM ET

 

 

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