Miami vs Clemson NCAA Basketball Tips 12/31/2019
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson -3.5
The Miami Hurricanes travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 3.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 71.5 per contest. Clemson has an overall record of 6-6. They are averaging 66.9 points per game and surrendering 61.4, good for a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dejan Vasiljevic averages 15.1 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Kameron McGusty comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Tevin Mack averages 11.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Aamir Simms averages 12.6 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 259th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 308th, and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 295th place in the NCAA. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in the nation. Miami averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 106th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 12th in D-1. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 306th and 271st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 343rd with 10.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 61.4 points per contest, which ranks them 38th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 166th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 292nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Clemson is 289th in the country with 66.9 points per game this year. They are 272nd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 224th in the nation. They are 285th in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game and 261st in assists per contest with 12.3. The Tigers are 232nd in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Hurricanes are 57th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.8. In terms of pace they are 229th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 52nd. As a team they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 232nd in Division 1. Miami is 337th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 166th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 97.8, which is ranked 258th. They are 290th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 217th. As a unit they are 231st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -3.5
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