#18 Miami Hurricanes (13-2 SU, 2-1 ACC, 7-3-5 ATS)
#19 Clemson Tigers (14-2 SU, 3-1 ACC, 8-5-3 ATS)
Where: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina
When: Saturday, January 13, 3 PM ET.
Line: Clemson -5
Fresh off a win against the Florida State Seminoles, the Miami Hurricanes will be going for a second consecutive win over a ranked opponent when they take on the Clemson Tigers.
Hurricanes Going For Fourth Win In Five Tries
The Miami Hurricanes have been very good this season, and followed up an upset loss to New Mexico State by winning three of their next four games. Now, they will be trying to make it four out of five with a win over the Tigers.
In their last game, the Hurricanes defeated rivals Florida State 80-74.
The Hurricanes held the Seminoles to 36 percent shooting from the field, and 20 percent from three point range. Braian Angola led the way for the Seminoles, and finished with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists, and five steals.
Trent Forrest added 12 points, while Phil Cofer added 11 points for the Seminoles.
Offensively, the Hurricanes shot 51 percent from the field and 31 percent from three point range. Bruce Brown Jr. led the way with 23 points, while Dewan Huell added 20 points and eight rebounds for the Hurricanes, who finished with three players in double figures.
Tigers Trying To Bounce Back From Loss To NC State
The Clemson Tigers had won 10 consecutive games before suffering a one-point loss to the Wolfpack in their last outing. They will be trying to get back on track and start a new streak by defeating the Hurricanes.
In their last game, the Tigers allowed the Wolfpack to shoot 41 percent from the field and 47 percent from three point range.
Omer Yurtseven, who had 16 points and nine rebounds in the Wolfpack’s win over Duke on Saturday, had another big game for NC State and finished with 29 points, four rebounds and four blocks against the Hurricanes. Allerik Freeman also played very well, and finished with 14 points and five assists. He was also the only other player to score in double figures for the Wolfpack.
The Tigers actually shot the ball better and had more balance on offense, but couldn’t make the big shot when it mattered.
The team shot 52 percent from the field and 37 percent from three point range.
Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 17 points, while Gabe DeVoe and Donte Grantham added 12 and 16 points respectively.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win.
- 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
Both teams have been great against the spread in their last 10 games, making this a difficult game to predict. In this situation, it is smarter to go with the home team.