Miami vs. Clemson Prediction, Game Preview

    Miami vs. Clemson prediction and game preview for when the Tigers host the Hurricanes in the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

    January 15, 2016

    The Miami Hurricanes will make the trip to Greenville, S.C. to play the Clemson Tigers in Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Saturday. Below is the Miami vs. Clemson prediction and game preview.


    Miami vs. Clemson Game Preview

    Game Broadcast

    Date: Saturday, Jan. 15
    Game Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
    Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C.
    Network: ESPN3

    Why You Need To Care

    No. 8 Miami comes into this ACC matchup at 13-2 on the season and 2-1 in conference play.

    Last time out for the Hurricanes resulted in a 66-58 loss on the road against Virginia, ending an eight-game winning streak.

    Now, Miami will head to Greenville, S.C. to take on one of the hottest teams in the ACC. Clemson started off 7-6 but really took off once the conference schedule picked up. The Tigers have taken down Florida State, Syracuse, Louisville and, most recently, Duke to string together  an impressive four-game winning streak.

    Why Miami Will Win

    The Hurricanes got 17 points from Angel Rodriguez, who went 2-of-6 from three-point range against the Cavaliers. Rodriguez will have to keep the Tigers honest with the threat of the triple in this one. If he gets some scoring help from Davon Reed and Sheldon McClellan, Miami will be in good shape.

    Why Clemson Will Win

    Jaron Blossomgame gave the Tigers 17 points on 4-of-12 shooting against Duke, but he’ll need to shoot a little more efficiently against the Hurricanes. Donte Grantham shot 50 percent from three in the win over the Blue Devils, and he’ll have to match that performance to help Clemson snag a win.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    Clemson has been playing great basketball as of late, and there haven’t been any signs of that changing. Blossomgame has been the spark, and he’ll light it up against Miami. Grantham will knock down some threes to space the floor. Rodriguez and McClellan will have their way scoring the basketball, but the Tigers will win with hustle points in a close matchup.

    Miami vs. Clemson Prediction

    Prediction: Clemson 84, Miami 82

    Line: Miami -4

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