Clemson vs. VA Tech Total Pick

College Football Picks: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech to be defensive struggle?

Will Saturday night's ACC clash between Clemson and Virginia Tech turn into a defensive struggle at 8:00PM ET?

Game Info

Who: Clemson (4-0) at Virginia Tech (4-0)

When: 8:00PM ET, Saturday, September 30

Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia

Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are now 7.5-point road favorites versus the Hokies, who opened as 5.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 51 and that's where it currently sits.

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Clemson Tigers Betting Trends

The Tigers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off a win, and are 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. Clemson is also just 1-4 against the number in its five conference games, however.

Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends

The Hokies are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six home games, and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games coming off a win. The underdog is also 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams while the home squad is 5-2 at the betting window in the last seven meetings.

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OUR PREDICTION: This should be a defensive struggle through-and-through. The under is 8-2 in the Tigers' last 10 games in September and is 10-2 in their last 12 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 3-0-1 in the Hokies' last four home games, is 3-1-1 in their last five games overall, and has cashed in 18 of their last 26 conference games.

 

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