Auburn vs. Clemson Prediction
Is Clemson laying too many points to Auburn tonight at 7:00PM ET or will the Tigers handle business?
Who: Auburn (1-0) vs. Clemson (1-0)
When: 7:00PM ET, Saturday, September 9
Where: Clemson Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Clemson is a 5-point home favorite versus Auburn while the over/under currently sits at 57 points.
Clemson hit the board as a 6-point favorite but the line was bet down a full point to 5. The total, meanwhile, opened at 54 but has been bet up a full three points to 57.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
Public bettors are backing the home team in this matchup, with 64% of tickets currently placed on Clemson minus the points.
OUR PREDICTION: Neither of these teams were challenged a week ago but there were some things we could take away for each team's win. For example, new Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham (a transfer from Baylor) threw an interception and fumbled twice (losing one). On the other side, Kelly Bryant had an excellent performance in his first test in replacing Deshaun Watson. Granted, Auburn is a different beast than Kent State, but Bryant at least showed his play-making ability. Dabo Swinney has 11 wins over SEC teams, most by any active non-SEC coach. Five points feels like a lot to lay in an excellent matchup, but teams have a difficult time winning in Death Valley.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PREDICTION: CLEMSON TIGERS -5