|2012 ACC College Football Week 5 Odds: Clemson vs. Boston College|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:30|
Clemson vs. Boston College Odds
Clemson is 3-1 overall, 1-1 on the road and 0-1 in the ACC this season. Boston College is 1-2 overall, 1-1 at home and 0-1 in the conference. The Tigers are 2-2 against the spread while the Eagles are 1-2 ATS. The home team has won the last three games in this series.
Trends show that the Tigers are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 conference games while Boston College is 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in September.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Clemson is the favorite on the road in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -9.5 points against Boston College. The over/under total has been set at 60 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Clemson favored by 11 points and the spread reached a peak of 11.5 before falling back to the Tigers -9.5.
After a 3-0 start, Clemson lost 49-37 last week at Florida State. The Tigers piled up 426 yards of offense in the loss, but gave up 667 yards to Florida State. The Tigers struggled in all areas, allowing 287 rushing yards and 380 passing yards to FSU. On offense, running back Andre Ellington was held to just 55 yards on the ground. Tajh Boyd led the team with 237 passing yards and 3 TDs.
Boston College hasn’t played in two weeks since it los, 22-13, to Northwestern. The Eagles are averaging just 26.3 points per game right now, which ranks in the bottom third of the country. They also rank 118th in the country in rushing, averaging just 95.7 yards per game. Quarterback Chase Rettig is leading the team with 951 passing yards and six scores. The Boston College defense is holding opponents to 22 points per game.
In terms of Injuries, Clemson cornerback Martin Jenkins is out with a groin injury while Boston College tight end Mike Naples is questionable with a back injury and receiver Colin Larmond is questionable with a leg injury.