Clemson vs. Boston College Pick
Will Clemson avoid a letdown when it takes on Boston College tonight at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers opened as a 16.5-point favorite but are now -17 versus the Eagles tonight. As for the total, the number opened as high as 45 at most books, but has been bet down to 42.5 at BetDSI.
Clemson is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven games coming off a victory and is 5-1 against the number in its last six games versus a team that owns a winning record. The Tigers have also cashed in six of their last eight games overall and are a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games coming off a successful cover in their last contest.
The Eagles are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games in October but they haven't been covering at home, going 1-5-2 at the betting window in their last eight games in Boston. They're also 0-4-1 against the number in their last five conference games and have failed to cover in six of seven games coming off a successful cover in their last contest.
OUR PREDICTION: Boston College ranks 1st in total defense in yards allowed per game (202.2), 1st in passing yards allowed (124.0), sixth in rushing yards allowed (78.0) and 16th in points allowed (17.2). But look who the Eagles have played this season: Georgia Tech, UMass, Virginia Tech, Wagner and Buffalo. Outside of losing 17-14 to the Yellow Jackets, their most difficult opponent was Virginia Tech, which blew them out 49-0. The point is, if Clemson is motivated, the Tigers should roll tonight. The defensive numbers for BC are an illusion and the Eagles' offense is horrible.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 6 PREDICTION: CLEMSON TIGERS -17