Miami at Clemson ACC Championship Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Bank of America Stadium
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The Miami Hurricanes head to Bank of America Stadium to play the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 8 point favorites. The Hurricanes are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-9-0. The Tigers are 7-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-7-1.
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Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 2-9-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-6-0 against the spread
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 4-7-1 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 7-4-1 against the spread
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/27/17 TE Christopher Herndon IV Knee is out for season
11/12/17 LB Charles Perry Leg is out for season
11/06/17 DL Demetrius Jackson Lower Body is out for season
11/06/17 WR Dionte Mullins Undisclosed is out for season
10/18/17 WR Evidence Njoku Knee is out for season
10/08/17 RB Mark Walton Ankle out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/26/17 LB Chad Smith Calf is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
11/26/17 LB J.D. Davis Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
11/26/17 CB Mark Fields Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
11/26/17 RB Travis Etienne Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
11/26/17 LB Tre Lamar Back is "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/24/17 TE Garrett Williams Knee is out indefinitely
09/23/17 TE Cole Renfrow ACL out for season
09/22/17 PK Greg Huegel ACL out for season
09/21/17 LB Logan Rudolph Shoulder out for season
09/08/17 QB Tucker Israel Illness out indefinitely
08/23/17 DE Richard Yeargin Neck out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Hurricanes are 54th in the country in points scored with 351. They have run 726 plays this year for 4,657 yards, which ranks them 57th in Division 1 in total offense. The Hurricanes average 6.4 yards per play, which is 23rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 224 1st downs this season, ranking them 99th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 1,826 yards as a unit, which ranks 78th in college football. They've run 356 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Hurricanes have been penalized on offense 61 times for 591 yards so far this year, which has them 93rd in the country in penalties. Malik Rosier has passed for 2,798 yards this year. He's completed 198 throws while attempting 359 passes for a completion percentage of 55.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.6. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Miami is 12th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 201. They have given up a total of 4,003 yards on D, which is 31st in D-1. The Hurricanes are 16th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 208 throws on 380 attempts against the Miami Hurricanes defense this season, ranking them 56th and 84th in the nation. The Miami pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,310 yards in the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 455 attempts for 1,693 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. The Hurricanes have had 69 penalties for 607 yards on defense this year. That places them 61st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is 101st in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 207 punt return yards and average 15.9 yards per return, which is 5th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 589 yards on special teams, which puts them 94th in kick return yardage. The Hurricanes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,453. The Miami Hurricanes have tried 18 field goals this year and made 15, which is 52nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Miami Hurricanes kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 42 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,371 yards on 62 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 122nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 2,592 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in college football. They've run 502 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Clemson Tigers have been penalized on offense 64 times for 566 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 22nd in the nation in points scored with 422. They have run 900 plays this season for 5,512 yards, which ranks them 50th in Division 1 in total offense. Clemson averages 6.1 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 277 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Kelly Bryant averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 221 passes on 333 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.9. He has thrown for 2,426 yards this season.
The Clemson Tigers rush defense has allowed 439 attempts for 1,366 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in D-1 against the run. Clemson has committed 68 penalties for 594 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 54th in college football. They are 4th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 163. They have surrendered a total of 3,401 yards on D, which is 7th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 178 passes on 343 attempts against the Clemson defense this season, placing them 16th and 42nd in Division 1. The Clemson Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,036 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Clemson Tigers have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 95th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Clemson kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 53 for 58 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,423 yards on 58 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 68th in Division 1 in punting average. Clemson is ranked 7th in the nation in punt returns with 28. They've accumulated 304 punt return yards and average 11.2 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 428 yards on special teams, ranking 124th in kick return yardage. The Clemson Tigers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,244.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hurricanes +8
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