Miami vs. Clemson Pick
Is No. 19 Clemson in danger of being upset at home when it hosts No. 18 Miami today at 3PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Clemson is favored at home today, as the Tigers are getting odds of -5.5 points against Miami. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 133.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina and will air live on ESPNU.
Miami is coming off an 80-74 win over Florida State at home earlier this week. The Hurricanes have won three of their last four. Miami is 13-2 overall, 2-1 in the ACC and 7-3 against the spread. The Canes are averaging 73.8 points per game this season while allowing just 59.9 per game. Dewan Huell is leading the team with 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest. Bruce Brown Jr. is adding 11.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
Clemson had a long win streak snapped on Thursday in a 78-77 loss at N.C. State. The Tigers are now 14-2 overall, 3-1 in the ACC and 8-5 against the spread. Clemson is scoring 77.8 points per game this season while allowing 64.4 per contest. Marcquise Reed is averaging 15.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game to lead Clemson while Donte Grantham is adding 14.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
The home team has won five straight meetings in this series, covering in the last three. Clemson is coming off its first loss in a while, but the Tigers have failed to cover in three straight. Miami has actually covered in three of its last four on the road. I think this will be another game that comes down to the wire, allowing Miami to cover. The public betting is backing Miami today as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI +5.5