Troy vs. Clemson Pick
Will today's game between Troy and Clemson at 12:30PM ET sail over the total for bettors?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers are now 34.5-point home favorites versus the Trojans while the over/under sits at 63.5 points. The total hasn't moved off the original number for this matchup, but the side has gone from Clemson -36 down to -34.5.
The Trojans hung 57 points on Austin Peay in their opener last week, failing to cover by one-point as a 41-point favorite. Quarterback Brandon Silvers completed 20-of-27 passes for 229 yards with two touchdowns and no pick, while backup Sawyer Smith was a perfect 7-of-7 passing for 86 yards and a touchdown as well. (See why we think Troy will cover the large spread today.)
Clemson received a test from Auburn in its season-opener last Saturday but won 19-13 on the road as a 7.5-point favorite. Deshaun Watson was 19-of-34 passing for 248 yards with one touchdown and one interception while Wayne Gallman rushed 30 times for 123 yards and a score. Watson also had 21 yards on 11 carries.
OUR PICK: Don't let the 19 points last week deter you from taking the over today in Clemson. The Tigers have one of the most explosive offenses in the nation and they should fire on all cylinders this afternoon against a Troy team that can also put points on the board. The over is 8-3 in Clemson's last 11 games coming off a win and 5-0 in their last five games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous contest. The over is also 4-1 in the Trojans' last five games versus the ACC and is 38-13 in their last 51 non-conference games.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PICK: TROY/CLEMSON OVER 63.5