Miami football versus Clemson: Week 8 Prediction, Odds, Spread and total

Nov 19, 2022; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 19, 2022; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team hosts Clemson attempting to end a two-game losing streak overall and win for the first time in five games versus the Tigers. Miami has lost the last four games to Clemson by a combined score of 178-30. The Hurricanes and Tigers should be more closely matched in 2023.

The Miami football team is 3-3 against the spread this season. Miami was 3-0 against the spread versus FBS opponents in 2023 before the loss to Georgia Tech two weeks ago. Miami did not cover as a 20.5-point favorite versus Georgia Tech or as a 3.5-point underdog at North Carolina last week.

Clemson is 2-4 this season versus the spread. The Tigers are 2-3 as the favorite. Miami is 1-1 as the underdog. The Hurricanes defeated Texas A&M 48-33 as a 2.5-point underdog and lost 41-31 last week at North Carolina as a 3.0-point underdog. Clemson won 17-12 last week as a 21.0 favorite versus Wake Forest.

With a stout defense, Clemson games have gone over the total twice this season and under four times. The Miami football games have been consistent with the Hurricanes’ 3-3 record versus the point spread. Miami has had three games go over the total and three games under this season.

Clemson at Miami football: Odds, Spread and Total

The Miami football team is a 3.0-point underdog for the second straight week per FanDuel. The moneyline lists Miami as a plus 126 underdog. Clemson is minus 152 on the moneyline. The moneyline is the same for Miami and their opponent as last week. The total for the game is 48.5. FanDuel has 33 prop bets listed for Saturday.

Clemson at Miami Betting Trends

  • Clemson is 2-4 against the spread (ATS) this season
  • Miami is 3-3 ATS this season
  • Miami has gone OVER in both games they were underdogs
  • Clemson has gone UNDER in four of six games

Courtesy of Bet Sided

Clemson at Miami: How to Watch and Listen

Television (ACC Network)
• Wes Durham (play-by-play)
• Tim Hasselbeck (color)
• Taylor Tannenbaum (sideline)

Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)
• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)
• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)
• Josh Darrow (sideline)

Spanish Radio (americaradio 1260)
• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)
• Jose Martinez (color)

Courtesy of MiamiHurricanes.Com

Clemson at Miami: Key Players to Watch

The players to watch for Clemson are linebackers Barrett Carter and Jeremiah Trotter Jr. and running backs Phil Mafah and Will Shipley. Trotter leads Clemson with 37 tackles, is second with 6.5 tackles for loss and has 1.5 sacks two passes defended and one forced fumble. Carter has 30 tackles, 4.5 TFLs and 1.0 sack.

Shipley leads Clemson with 450 yards rushing on 4.9 yards per carry and has 18 receptions for 100 yards and another two touchdowns. Mafah is a tough inside runner who has 341 rushing yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and four TDs and has contributed 11 receptions for 63 yards.

After two subpar games the players to watch for Miami are quarterback Tyler Van Dyke and the Miami running backs. Van Dyke has thrown five interceptions in the last two games. Running backs Don Chaney Jr. and Henry Parrish each have a fumble in the last two games. Miami has to take care of the ball better.

What to watch for Clemson at Miami

The biggest matchup on Saturday is the top ranked Clemson defense against the Miami offense who is first in the ACC. Miami has been able to move the ball in the last two games, but was hindered by turnovers. If Miami can eliminate turnovers and limit penalties, the offense should be able to score versus Clemson.

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Clemson has been inconsistent offensively. The Miami defense took a step back last week. Miami was stout against Georgia Tech until the last drive. With a frenzied crowd at Hard Rock Stadium for a 7:30 PM kickoff, Miami should cover as a three point underdog. The 48 point total is the tougher play on Saturday.