Clemson Season Odds
(TheSpread) – The Clemson Tigers have one of the most explosive offenses in the country. Will that be enough for Clemson to win some championships this season?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Clemson has been given 25/1 odds to win the 2014 BCS National Championship. The Tigers have also been given odds of +175 to win the ACC Championship and a money line of -135 to win the ACC Atlantic Division title. When it comes to wins, Clemson has been given over/under odds of 9.5.
Dabo Swinney is in his sixth season with Clemson and he has led the Tigers to back-to-back double-digit win season. Clemson went 11-2 last year, which including a win over LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. This year’s team has 13 starters back.
On offense, Clemson has plenty of stars. The team will be led by senior quarterback Tajh Boyd, who threw for 3,896 yards and 36 touchdowns while rushing for 514 yards and 10 scores in 2012. He is one of the early Heisman Trophy favorites this year. He has been given 16/1 odds to win the award this season. Boyd has a solid target to thrown to in junior speedster Sammy Watkins. Watkins caught 57 passes for 708 yards and three scores last year, but didn’t play a full season. Watkins has been given 40/1 odds to win the Heisman this season. Along with Watkins, Clemson has four starters back on its offensive line, which should help the Tigers average near the 41 points per game it did in 2012.
On defense, Clemson was average, allowing 24.8 points and just under 400 yards per game. The defense returns six starters, most of which come in the front seven. Leading the way is senior linebacker Spencer Shuey, who had 93 tackles in 2012. Also back is junior defensive tackle Josh Watson, who had 12 quarterback hurries last season. The problem area for Clemson will be in the secondary, where it has just one starter back, and that is a sophomore.
Clemson seems to be in good shape to contend for another 10-win season. The Tigers do have a few challenging non-conference games to deal with, as they host Georgia while ending the season at South Carolina. However, the Tigers get to host Florida State and Georgia Tech in ACC play. The conference road games are only against N.C. State, Syracuse, Maryland and Virginia. If Clemson can hold serve at home, winning 10 games shouldn’t be an issue.
For a look at the odds for the Clemson Tigers during the 2013 College Football Season, see below.
2013 College Football Season Odds – Clemson Tigers
BCS National Champion Odds: 25/1
ACC Conference Championship Odds: +175
ACC Atlantic Division Championship Odds: -135
Win Total: Over/Under 9.5
Heisman Trophy Odds: QB Tajh Boyd 16/1
Heisman Trophy Odds: WR Sammy Watkins 40/1