Duke vs. Clemson Total Prediction

Clemson Tigers vs. Duke Blue Devils, 11/17/18 Predictions & Preview

Will No. 2 Clemson’s defense keep the Tigers from hitting the over when they play host to Duke this evening at 7PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

331 Duke at 332 Clemson

Saturday, November 17, 2018

7PM ET – Memorial Stadium


Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Clemson is favored at home, as the Tigers are getting odds of -29 points against Duke. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 59 points. The public betting for this game currently has 52 percent going on Clemson at home.

Clemson staying in the playoff hunt

Clemson is coming off a 27-7 win at Boston College last week for its fifth straight win by at least 20 points. The Tigers are now 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the ACC. They are 6-4 against the spread and 5-5 with the over/under total. The Tigers have hit the under in four of five home games.

The Tigers are dominant on defense this year, allowing just 12.7 points and 253.6 yards per contest. Their run defense is giving up just 82.3 yards per contest. Offensively, Clemson is putting up 45.7 points and 526.6 yards per game. Their run game amasses over 250 yards per game. Travis Etienne is leading the way with 1,076 yards and 15 touchdowns. Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 1,844 yards and 19 touchdowns with just four interceptions while Tee Higgins is the leading receiver with 39 catches for 577 yards and seven scores.

Duke trying to get on track

The Duke football team has won back-to-back games following a 20-12 win at Miami and a 42-35 win over North Carolina at home over the last two weeks. The Blue Devils are now 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the ACC. Duke is 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 with the over/under total. The Blue Devils have hit the under in four of their last six

Duke is usually known for defense, but the Blue Devils are giving up 405.7 yards per game. However, they are only allowing 23.5 points per contest. Offensively, Duke is putting up 31.5 points and 419.8 yards per game. Quarterback Daniel Jones has thrown for 1,948 yards and 16 touchdowns to lead the offense while Deon Jackson has rushed for 725 yards and seven scores. Johnathan Lloyd has caught 42 passes for 545 yards and five touchdowns.

College Football Betting Trends


Clemson has hit the under in six of its last seven home games and in 10 of its last 14 against a team with a winning record.


Duke has hit the under in 11 of its last 14 conference games and in eight of its last 11 road games.


If there is one thing that is certain, it is that Clemson is dominant on defense. The Tigers haven’t allowed many points all year, especially at home. With Clemson likely able to run the ball against his Duke defense, the Clemson defense won’t have to be on the field a lot and that should keep them sharp and the score low. Duke has struggled to score against lesser defenses in the ACC, so don’t expect the Blue Devils to contribute to the scoring much today.

College Football Prediction: Duke/Clemson Under 59

Related: Duke vs. Clemson Spread Prediction

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