Georgia Southern vs. Clemson Prediction
Is No. 2 Clemson giving up too many points when it plays host to Georgia Southern on Saturday at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, September 15, 2018
3:30PM ET – Memorial Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Clemson is favored at home, as the Tigers are getting odds of -33 points against Georgia Southern. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent backing Clemson at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Georgia Southern 2-0
Georgia Southern has gotten off to a 2-0 start thanks to wins over South Carolina State and UMass. The Eagles are 2-0 against the spread and have hit the under in both games. They are 4-1 against the spread over their last five games.
The Eagles are averaging 35.5 points and 418 yards per game on offense right now while the defense is allowing just 9.5 points and 237 yards per contest. Georgia Southern has a big rushing attack, led by QB Shai Werts. He has rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns while throwing for 183 yards and two scores. Wesley Fields has run for 173 yards and a score.
Clemson survives at A&M
Clemson started the year with a lopsided win over Furman and then survived a battle with Texas A&M last week on the road, winning 28-26. The Tigers have failed to cover in both games and are 1-1 with the over/under total. Clemson hasn’t covered in three straight games.
The Tigers are putting up 38 points and 472 yards per game on offense this year. Clemson has been using two quarterbacks so far, with Kelly Bryant throwing for 337 yards and two scores while Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 230 yards and four touchdowns. Bryant has also rushed for 98 yards and two scores. Defensively, they are giving up 16.5 points and 332 yards per contest. Their run defense is holding opponents to just 94 rushing yards per contest.
College Football Betting Trends
The Eagles are 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 road games, but they are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games on grass.
The Tigers are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 non-conference games and 8-1 ATS in their last nine games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
Clemson should be able to overwhelm Georgia Southern without much resistance. The Eagles haven’t played anyone of merit and are likely to experience a lot of challenges against a real team with a solid defense. The Tigers have tons of speed and should be able to roll over the Eagles at home.
College Football Prediction: Clemson -33