Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Prediction
Will Virginia Tech cover the spread as a home underdog tonight when it hosts Clemson?
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-point road favorites versus the Hokies, who opened as 5.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 51 but has been bet down to 50.5.
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.
OUR PREDICTION: Clemson has won four straight victories over Virginia Tech so the Hokies will be amped tonight to end that streak. The Hokies have long had great defensive and speical teams play under former head coach Frank Beamer but they’ve been component offensively as well. Josh Jackson has given this team a shot to the air, completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 1,127 yards with 11 touchdowns and one interception. Jackson faces a stiff test tonight against Clemson’s outstanding defense, but I like this game to be much closer than the Clemson-Louisville game a couple of weeks ago. The Hokies will hang defensively.
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