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Miami Hurricanes (15-15) at Clemson Tigers (15-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -2.5 — Over/Under: 133.5
The Miami Hurricanes and Clemson Tigers meet Wednesday in the college basketball ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Miami Hurricanes look for win after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 71.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Chris Lykes is averaging 15.2 points and 2.4 assists while Dejan Vasiljevic is averaging 13.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Kameron McGusty is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Miller Jr. is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes have lost six of their last seven non-home games.
The Clemson Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 66.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Aamir Simms is averaging 13 points and 2.6 assists while Tevin Mack is averaging 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. John Newman III is dishing 2.2 assists and Al-Amir Dawes is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have lost five of their last seven non-home games.
The underdog is 15-6-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The Miami Hurricanes has a head coach who gets his players ready for tournament time and has had some decent success over the years, but this years team simply isn’t good and they’re losing non-home games by an average of nine points while shooting just 40.4 percent from the field. The Clemson Tigers have issues of their own, but they also have an above-average defense that travels well and can stay in games when shots aren’t falling. Miami has shown us time and time again that there’s not a whole lot to like about this team. I trust Clemson’s defense to grind out an ugly victory and advance to the second round.