Virginia Tech vs. Clemson 2012 College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 08:30
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Virginia Tech vs. Clemson Odds

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CLEMSON, SC (The Spread) – No. 14 Clemson looks to stay in the ACC race on Saturday when it hosts Virginia Tech at Noon ET on ABC.

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Clemson is 5-1 on the year, 2-1 in the ACC and 3-0 at home. Virginia Tech is 4-3 overall, 2-1 in the ACC and 0-3 on the road. The Tigers are 4-2 against the spread this season while the Hokies are 2-5 ATS. Clemson has won and covered the spread in the last two games of this series.

Trends show that Virginia Tech is 5-2 against the spread in its last 7 meetings with Clemson. The underdog is 4-0 against the spread in the last four games of this series while these two have hit the under in 5 of their last 6 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Clemson is the favorite at home in this one, as the Tigers are getting odds of -8.5 points against Virginia Tech. The over/under total has been set at 61.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Clemson as a 9-point favorite. The spread never got any higher than that, but it did drop to 8 points before closing at 8.5.

Clemson is coming off a 47-31 win at home against Georgia Tech. The Tigers have scored at least 37 points in all but one game this year, as the Tigers average 41.3 points per game for the season. On defense, Clemson is giving up 27.3 points per contest. Clemson has been led this year by receiver Deandre Hopkins, who has caught 49 passes for 777 yards and eight touchdowns.

Virginia Tech is coming off a 41-20 win at home against Duke. The Hokies found themselves down big early, but they rallied for the blowout victory. Virginia Tech has allowed just 22 points per game this year while scoring an average of 30.7 points per contest. Leading Virginia Tech this year is quarterback Logan Thomas, who has thrown for 1,703 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Clemson running back D.J. Howard is questionable for this game with a shoulder injury. Virginia Tech receiver Christian Reeves is questionable with a hamstring injury while tight end Eric Martin is questionable with a shoulder injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Clemson. The Tigers are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -8.5 points at home against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

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