Pick Details

(631) Miami-Florida vs. Clemson (632) 12:00 PM | Wed, Mar 11 2020
Sport: NCAAB | Star Rating: 9.0 Evaluation: Win (900) - Final Score CLEM 69 at MIA 64
-3.5 CLEM (-115) @ 888sport

4 of 5 Experts (80%) with a pick against the spread are aligned. 9* play on the Clemson Tigers (Spread).


Cappers Analysis:

Matt Fargo: Fargo's ACC Wednesday Annihilator (145-118-6 YTD)

Clemson had a chance to move into the No. 5 spot in the ACC Tournament but lost its final two games to fall to 9-11 in the conference. Things could have been a lot better as six of those 11 losses came in the final minute of regulation or overtime. The only chance Clemson has of making the NCAA Tournament is winning four games in four days which is very unlikely but getting out of the second round is not. Miami closed the regular season with a home overtime win over Syracuse which prevented the Hurricanes from playing a first round game. Miami has had some close calls as well but of its 13 losses, nine were by double-digits. Here, we play on favorites revenging a home loss going up against an opponent off a win over a conference rival as an underdog. This situation is 97-55 ATS (63.8 percent) over the last five seasons.

Tim Michael: MICHAEL'S 10* ULTRA-EARLY MONEY-MAKER > > +$15,000 ALL CBB YTD! < <

Both teams have some big signature wins this year, but for the most part each was pretty poor. The Hurricanes finished 15-15 and the Tigers ended up 15-15 as well. Clemson does play with revenge here after falling 73-68 in OT to Miami Florida in late December. Miami Florida comes into this game though without the services of leading scorer Chris Lykes, who was injured in a loss to Virginia last Wednesday. The Tigers are still ranked 39th in the entire NCAA on the defensive end as well.


The set-up: Both teams finished 15-15. This is a revenge game for Clemson after it lost 73-68 in OT to the Hurricanes on New Years Eve. The Tigers lost two in a row to end the regular season, while Miami beat Syracuse in OT in its finale. Previous to that though the Hurricanes had lost three straight. Of note, Miami is playing without leading scorer Chris Lykes here, who was injured in a loss vs. Virginia last Wednesday. Clemson has struggled with consistency, but it does have some epic wins, including over Duke, Louisville and Florida State.)

The pick: Additionally note that Clemson is already 2-0 ATS this year in all neutral court games, while Miami Florida is just 1-3 ATS in all neutral court affairs this season. Clemson's defense is ranked 39th in the nation and it plays with revenge here.

Forum Legends: 3/11/20: Clemson vs. Miami (neutral court)

Miami wasn't terrible down the stretch of the season but their leading scorer Lykes was the top scorer in most of those games.  He's done for season now.  It's just such a beatable team.  They beat Cuse without him in final game at home in OT but Cuse star Hughes got hurt in the first half and didnt return, a big reason Miami was able to pull it out.  

Clemson is hard to trust, they've beaten Duke/FSU/Louisville but lost a bunch to the middling to lower teams.  Ended the year with a thud to blow their tourney chance, though losing twice to G Tech is forgivable to me.  Giving them benefit of the doubt that they can regroup here at least for one game in this tourney and lock up NIT bid, they are significantly better defensively (top 35 in D efficiency to Miami's 140th ranking).  Miami may be a tick better defnsively with Lykes out because the guy is only 5'7, but they need his scoring.

These teams played eachother once early in the season, Miami won in OT on the road, but Lykes dominated with 27 points and was clearly a tough matchup for them.  Prior to that win over Cuse with Hughes hurt, that win @ Clemson would rank as their 2nd best win of the season (they beat Illinois randomly on the road earlier in the season.  Other than that, a real lack of wins vs above average teams).

Cappers Against:



Best of luck!

Covers Logo
50% off your first purchase
at covers experts


Winning Starts Here


What does ‘Star Rating’ mean?
Star Rating is the number of units the handicapper is risking on the bet. Therefore, if the Star Rating is 7.0, it is a 7-unit pick. On plus odds picks, the handicapper is risking their Star Rating unit amount. On negative odds picks, the handicapper is betting enough to win their Star Rating unit amount.
We are constantly evaluating online sportsbooks and line feeds to ensure accuracy with our Expert picks. We typically have between 5-10 legal and reputable sportsbooks for our handicappers to select lines from. They are required to select the current line from these featured books so authenticity can always be confirmed – no stale lines!
All of your purchased picks will appear under My Experts >
Covers Logo
50% off your first purchase
at covers experts


Winning Starts Here

Get the best sports betting information delivered straight to your inbox for free.
By signing up for the Covers newsletter, you agree to receive electronic communications from Covers about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you
Covers 25 Years Logo Established in 1995,
Covers is the world
leader in sports
betting information.
Covers is verified safe by: Evalon Logo GDPR Logo Evalon Logo Evalon Logo