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Hurricanes open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers

Miami HurricanesClemson Tigers
15-14March 04, 2014, 08:00 | Littlejohn Coliseum18-10

Clemson looks to cover the Tigers-Hurricanes pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 18-10 mark when they host Miami in college basketball wagering action.

The Tigers are 18-10 so far on the season, and 13-10 ATS vs. the number. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are 15-14 and 12-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Clemson go 11-12 and the Hurricanes go 7-17 on the totals.

View Miami Hurricanes vs Clemson Tigers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as -5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Tigers - Hurricanes odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Clemson is rated No. 158 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 134.

Last time out for Miami, they were an 85-70 winner as they battled North Carolina State on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. Rion Brown scored 20 points leading the Hurricanes to an 85-70 victory over North Carolina State at PNC Arena on Saturday.

Clemson was a 77-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Maryland. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. K.J. McDaniels scored 26 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Clemson over Maryland, 77-73, on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Clemson has the nation's No. 247-rated offensive output, at 62.86 PPG. The visiting Hurricanes defense ranks No. 10 allowing on average 59.66 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 41.31% so far, less than the Hurricanes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.45% per game.

Next up:
Miami home to Wake Forest, Saturday, March 8th
Clemson at Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 8th