Clemson vs. Miami - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (13-2) at Clemson Tigers (14-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Littlejohn Coliseum will be coming alive on Saturday afternoon as the Miami Hurricanes and the Clemson Tigers match up on the college basketball court.
Miami is sitting at 13-2 on the year. The Hurricanes have won three of their last four games, most recently over Florida State on Sunday. In that one, Miami’s Bruce Brown put up 23 points to lead the team.
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Tops in scoring for the Hurricanes so far is Dewan Huell with 13.9 PPG and 6.5 RPG. Brown is also in double-digits for Miami are Brown (11.8 PPG; 7.1 RPG; 4.1 APG) and Dejan Vasiljevic (10.1 PPG).
As for Clemson, they’re coming in at 14-1 this season. The Tigers are sitting on a 10-game win streak, with their last victory coming versus Louisville. In that game, the Tigers’ Marcquise Reed put up 24 points to lead the team.
Clemson’s top scorer this season is Reed, with 15.9 PPG, while Donte Grantham is close on 14.6 PPG and 7.3 RPG. Also in the double-digit club for Clemson are Shelton Mitchell (12.4 PPG), Gabe DeVoe (11.6 PPG) and Elijah Thomas (11.6 PPG; 8.3 RPG).
Miami is 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hurricanes are also 39-18-1 ATS in the last 58 Saturday games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 following an ATS win.
Meanwhile, Clemson is 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games. The Tigers are also 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the ACC and 0-2-2 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss.
Miami has had a couple of frustrating losses over the last few weeks, but on the whole are taking care of business. Clemson on the other hand has had to eke out wins in their last two games, but to their credit they took the Ws. This should be a fun game to watch, and I’m going with Clemson’s offense to guide a cover here.