Boston College vs. Clemson Prediction
Will No. 4 Clemson find a way to cover a five-touchdown spread at home when the Tigers play host to Boston College tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
115 Boston College vs. 116 Clemson
Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:30PM ET – Memorial Stadium
TV: ACC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Clemson is the clear favorite in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -35 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 58.5 points. The public betting currently has 59 percent going on Boston College as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Clemson stays unbeaten
Clemson keeps winning games, but keeps sliding in the rankings. The Tigers are coming off a dominant 45-10 win at Louisville last week, but slipped to No. 4 in the latest poll. Clemson is 7-0 on the season, 5-0 in the ACC, 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 with the under.
The Tigers rank in the top 10 nationally on offense and defense. The offense is putting up 40 points and 504.7 yards per game this year, while the defense is giving up 12 points and 256 yards per contest. Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 1,534 yards and 14 touchdowns this year, but also has eight interceptions. Travis Etienne has rushed for 781 yards and six touchdowns. Tee Higgins is the leading receiver with 25 catches for 552 yards and three touchdowns, while Isaiah Simmons leads the defense with 59 tackles and six sacks.
Eagles seek win streak
After back-to-back close losses, Boston College was able to grab a 45-24 win at home over N.C. State last weekend. The win moves the Eagles to 4-3 on the season, 2-2 in the ACC, 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 with the over.
Surprisingly, Boston College has been a great offensive team and awful defensive team this year, a far cry from what we usually get from the Eagles. BC is averaging 34.6 points and 493.7 yards per game on offense while giving up 28.1 points and 460.4 yards per game on defense. BC lost QB Anthony Brown for the season with a knee injury a few weeks ago. Dennis Grosel has taken over and has thrown for 235 yards and three touchdowns in his limited action. AJ Dillon leads the offense with 968 rushing yards and nine touchdowns while David Bailey has 510 yards and four scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Tigers are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 conference games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games in October.
The Eagles are 17-4-1 against the spread in their last 22 games following a cover and 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 conference games.
Clemson has won eight straight against Boston College, covering the spread in two of the last three meetings. The Tigers are remaining steady on offense, scoring 45 points in three of their last four games. Boston College’s defense is likely to be overwhelmed by Clemson’s offensive weapons. The Clemson defense also shouldn’t be too challenged by this BC offense, it’s rather simplistic.
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