Miami Hurricanes vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+13)
Littlejohn Coliseum is the site where and the Clemson Tigers (14-5) will play the Miami Hurricanes (7-14) on Saturday. Clemson opens this matchup as 13-point favorites. The total is set at 127.
Miami heads into this one with a win-loss record of 7-14 for the year. They are averaging 66.3 points per contest (285th in Division 1) while connecting on 41.9% from the field. The Hurricanes are hitting 29.3% on three-point attempts (119 of 406) and 68.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 35.6 boards per game and has earned 237 dimes for the year, which is 231st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 12.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Hurricanes have forced 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 307th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 322 relinquished for the campaign. The Hurricanes defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.7% (567 of 1,269) and they surrender 35.5 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 36.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 222nd in college basketball in opponents points per game (71.7).
The Miami Hurricanes faced off with the Florida State Seminoles and took a loss by a final of 88-71 in their last game. Miami walked away from the game with a 34.3% FG percentage (24 out of 70) and knocked down 8 of their 23 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Hurricanes converted 15 of 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled 32 with 14 of them being offensive. They also doled out 9 assists for the matchup while creating 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. In relation to the defense, Miami allowed 53.6% from the floor on 37 out of 69 shooting. Florida State distributed 21 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Additionally, Florida State collected 42 rebounds (13 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. Florida State went 71.4% from the charity stripe by burying 5 of their 7 attempts. They also buried 9 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point range.
Isaiah Wong is someone who came through in the game. He finished with 29 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. Wong walked away from this one shooting 56.3% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. Someone else that was a contributor in this game for the Hurricanes was Kameron McGusty. He pulled down 4 rebounds in 36 min on the basketball court. He shot 25.0% from the field in the game by shooting 3-of-12 (12 points). When the game finished, McGusty earned 4 assists.
Clemson has a record of 14-5 this season. The Tigers are responsible for committing 16.2 fouls per game while shooting 76.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.7 times per contest (222nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.2 times per contest. Clemson has accounted for 1,241 pts so far this season (65.3 per contest) and they pull in 33.6 boards per contest. As an offense, the Tigers are shooting 42.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 277th in college basketball. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 13th in the country in points allowed per game with 61.8. The Clemson defense surrenders 33.0% on three-point shots (136 of 412) and their opponents are knocking down 68.1% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 11.3 assists and 32.9 rebounds every game, which ranks them 63rd and 86th in college hoops. They are forcing 14.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (76th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Clemson Tigers took home the win by a final score of 60-39 against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Tigers earned 31 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 4 steals in the matchup. The Demon Deacons committed 15 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 15 tries. They were able to make 13 of them for a clip of 86.7%. Regarding 3-point shots, Clemson converted 7 of 23 attempts (30.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers ended up going 20 out of 46 from the floor which had them sitting at 43.5%. The Tigers allowed the Demon Deacons to convert 12 of 47 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 25.5% in this contest. They finished 20.8% from three-point range by going 5 of 24 and finished the game at 10 of 10 at the free throw line (100.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, Clemson allowed Wake Forest to snag 22 overall (3 on the offensive glass).
Aamir Simms ended up having an impact for the Tigers in the game. He converted 6 of 9 for this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and added 10 rebounds. Simms accumulated 13 points in his 34 minutes on the court and added 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that was important for Clemson was Nick Honor. He ended up with 6 dimes in 30 mins played, and he shot 4 of 8 from the floor. Honor ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 11 points and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Clemson (-13)
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