Clemson Tigers (9-0) vs Boston College Eagles (7-2)Date : 11/10/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Clemson Tigers vs Boston College Eagles
The second ranked Clemson Tigers will invade Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, when they look to remain undefeated in facing the Boston College Eagles on Saturday night at 8:00 pm EST. The Tigers are coming off a dominating 77-16 performance over the Louisville Cardinals as they racked up 661 yards of total offense while holding the Cardinals to 312 for the game. Also, the Tigers rushed for a total of 492 yards in the contest while getting five touchdown passes from two quarterbacks.
The Eagles continued to roll in winning their third straight game by going on the road and beating Virginia Tech by a 31-21 score last weekend by outscoring them 24-7 in the second half while also putting up 219 yards on the ground for the game en route to the win. The Tigers picked up the win in last year’s matchup amongst these teams, yet the Eagles covered as huge 33.5-point underdogs. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS versus Boston College in the last five meetings.
Clemson Tigers's Latest Performance :
The Clemson Tigers had a pick six along with a kickoff return in their last outing versus the Louisville Cardinals as they collected over 650 yards of total offense. The rushing attack had almost 500 of those yards along with accounting for another four TD’s for the day as Clemson also got two touchdowns from Trevor Lawrence as well. Travis Etienne (8 att, 153 yds, TD) along with Lyn-J Dixon (116 yds, TD) led the rushing attack over an outmanned Louisville defense that had no answers for the physicality that the Tigers bought to the table.
Clemson has dominated on the road this season as they are 3-1 ATS in 2018 while covering in their last three road outings. Their defense is allowing just nine points per game as they ran roughshod over Wake Forest, NC State, FSU, and Louisville. They will certainly look to control a punishing rushing attack for Boston College while exploiting them in their pass defense that allows 221 yards per game.
Boston College Eagles 's Latest Performance :
Boston College has played well lately in which to set up this contest to where they will be looking to obtain the top spot within he ACC Atlantic division by defeating the Clemson Tigers at home on Saturday. They have been making plays on offense during their current three game winning streak in averaging 32 points per game while their defense is allowing just 18 points per game during this time. In all, winning has been a team effort for the Eagles as the offense put up 219 yards on the ground led by AJ Dillon with 96 yards along with a score while Anthony Brown passed for 177 yards and a touchdown pass in the win.
The defense allowed the Hokies’ Ryan Willis 281 yards along with three touchdown passes while given up 3.1 yards per rush to their rushing attack for the game. They will certainly need to get much more physical to neutralize a rushing attack for Clemson that is ranked 6th in the nation in rushing.
How Clemson Tigers & Boston College Eagles Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Clemson is 5-4 ATS while the OU is 5-4
Boston College is 72 ATS while the OU is 5-4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
As stated, look for the Tigers to come out fast as they have done in the past three road games to where they won by an average of 34 points. Also, the Eagles are 4-1 ATS at home this season and are undefeated for the year in Chestnut hill. They will certainly be amped to get a chance to face the Tigers for first place within the Atlantic division and will bring the focus and intensity from start to end. The Tigers, on the other hand, will simply look to play their game while continuing to punish their opponents within the trenches.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Boston College Eagles +20
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Eagles in this all-important ACC matchup on Saturday as they will certainly be playing their most important game of the season. Expect them to really look to control the trenches with Clemson in that their rushing attack is so pivotal to their success. They will indeed find some success early on which to set the tone of the game. And while the Tigers will certainly make a run during this contest, the Eagles will certainly keep things closer than the twenty points set.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 57
My reason for the prediction :
This will be a low scoring and hard-hitting contest as the Eagles defense has been just as effective on the defensive end as the Tigers. BC is allowing only 20 points at home to their opponents while putting up 45 points at Alumni Stadium in 2018. Nonetheless, they are going up against a Clemson defense that is tough, physical, and not looking to allow many points as they have giving up ten points average to their opponents in their last three road games.
Betting trends for Clemson Tigers:
- Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Over is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 road games.
- Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games.
Betting trends for Boston College Eagles :
- Under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Over is 6-0 in Eagles last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Eagles are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November.