Clemson Tigers (7-1) at Miami Hurricanes (4-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Watsco Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes +3.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Clemson Tigers and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Watsco Center.
The Clemson Tigers look to stay hot while building on their 7-1 record. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 68 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 51.4 points on 34.9 percent shooting. Aamir Simms is averaging 11.6 points and 2.4 assists while Nick Honor is averaging 9.8 points and two assists. Hunter Tyson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Al-Amir Dawes is dishing 2.4 assists. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.
The Miami Hurricanes need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 72.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 57.7 points on 34.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Wong is averaging 16 points and 7.3 rebounds while Chris Lykes is averaging 15.5 points and four rebounds. Kameron McGusty is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Cross is grabbing five rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Hurricanes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The under is 6-2-1 in Tigers last 9 road games. The under is 7-2 in Hurricanes last 9 home games. The underdog is 15-7-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings. The home team is 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Clemson Tigers are off to a ridiculous start and have an offense to go along with their physical defense for once. This is one of the worst Miami Hurricanes clubs we've seen in a while and they're in a serious funk right now. I'm not trying to step in front of Clemson in its current form. I'll lay the chalk with Clemson.