|College Football Betting Odds: Clemson wins set at 8.5 for 2014|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:00|
Clemson season win total odds
CLEMSON, SC (TheSpread) – Clemson has a lot of explosive talent to replace from the 2013 team. Can the Tigers rally and have a strong 2014 season?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the over/under win total odds for Clemson has been set at 8.5 this season. The over has odds of -105 to take place, while the under is listed at -125.
Clemson is coming off an 11-2 season in 2013 and a 7-1 record in the ACC, losing only to national champ, Florida State. The Tigers are entering their sixth full season with Dabo Swinney as head coach. He has 51-23 record with the Tigers.
Clemson was one of the top offenses in the nation last season, averaging 40.2 points and 507.7 yards per game. This year’s unit has five starters back, but the team must replace quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkins. Senior Cole Stoudt is expected to take over at quarterback and lead this offense. He will have three starters back on the offense line and likely rely heavily on senior receiver Adam Humphries, who had 41 receptions a year ago.
Defensively, Clemson held opponents to 22.2 points and 356.7 yards per game a year ago. The Tigers have five starters back on the front seven, led by defensive end Vic Beasley, who had 13 sacks as a junior. Also back is middle linebacker Stephone Anthony, who had a team-high 131 tackles in 2013. In the secondary, sophomore safety Jayron Kearse could have a big year after pulling down four interceptions as a freshman.
Clemson doesn’t shy away from tough competition. The Tigers open the season at Georgia and then close the year with rival South Carolina at home. When it comes to ACC play, the Tigers travel to Florida State, Boston College, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech. Home games include North Carolina, N.C. State Louisville and Syracuse. The big three for Clemson are the non-conference SEC meetings and the road trip to FSU. Even if Clemson can’t win one of those games, it should still get to nine wins with a bowl appearance. Swinney has Clemson as a consistent player in the ACC and the Tigers should continue to be a force.