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Miami Hurricanes host Clemson Tigers in college basketball action

Clemson TigersMiami Hurricanes
March 9, 2:30 PM | BankUnited Center

Clemson Tigers vs Miami Hurricanes Odds

13-16TEAM RECORD23-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Clemson when they take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Hurricanes are 16-8-2 ATS. Clemson is 11-13 on the totals; Miami is 9-14-1.

View Clemson vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hurricanes were listed as 12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hurricanes, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 169 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-65 victory for the Hurricanes.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's No. 130-ranked scoring average of 69.2 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 31 and allowing 59.6 PPG. The Hurricanes FG% has averaged 45.9% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (42.5% per game).

Defensively, Clemson features the nation's No. 65-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.

Clemson lost its last outing, a 68-61 result against Boston College on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Clemson suffered a 68-61 loss against Boston College on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Devin Booker in a losing effort at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 71-69 loser as they battled Georgia Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. The Hurricanes endured a 71-69 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Kenny Kadji at BankUnited Center.

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Boston College are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Georgia Tech are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Tigers at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Clemson's last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
Clemson is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Miami is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Clemson