A couple of schools that like to keep it on the ground, No. 4 Tigers (-34) are gearing up to welcome the Boston College Eagles to Memorial Stadium. This important conference game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to ACC Network.
Boston College at No. 4 Clemson Betting Odds 10/26/2019
Clemson has been tabbed as heavily favored in this matchup and is currently giving up 34 points to Boston College. If the Eagles seize momentum in the early stages it’ll result in a worthwhile live betting opportunity. The over/under has been set at 58 points.
The opening line was -34. The game’s over/under hasn’t changed after it was set initially at 58.
The Eagles are 4-3 straight up (SU), including 2-2 SU against ACC opponents. The Tigers are 7-0 SU overall and 5-0 SU in conference play. The less-than-stellar Eagles are 5-2 against the spread (ATS) and have lost 14.7 units so far. The team has posted an O/U record of 5-2.
The Tigers have gained 1.0 unit this season. The team is 5-2 ATS and has an O/U record of 2-5.
When these two schools met last year, Clemson won soundly 27-7.
The Eagles are coming off a resounding 45-24 victory over North Carolina State last week. Dennis Grosel completed only six-of-15 passes for 103 yards. AJ Dillon (223 yards on 34 rush attempts, three TDs) and David Bailey (181 yards on 16 carries, two TDs) led the running attack while Hunter Long (three receptions, 84 yards) and Zay Flowers (two catches, 14 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.
The Clemson Tigers are coming off of a lopsided 45-10 win over Louisville. The team’s defense allowed the Cardinals to run for 156 yards on 43 rush attempts, along with one rushing TD. Javian Hawkins was a bright spot in the loss, posting 129 rushing yards and a score on 26 attempts for Louisville. For Clemson, Trevor Lawrence completed 20-of-29 passes for 233 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Travis Etienne (192 rushing yards on 14 attempts, one TD) and the signal-caller Lawrence (47 yards on 10 carries) handled the running attack while Justyn Ross (five receptions, 55 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
Boston College has run the ball on 65.3 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Clemson has a rush percentage of 53.8 percent. The Eagles have run for 278 yards/game (including 274 per game against Atlantic Coast opponents) and have 17 scores on the ground this year. The Tigers are averaging 247 rushing yards per contest (275 in conference) and have 19 total rush TDs.
It appears that the Tigers should hold an advantage when it comes to RB efficiency, as their backfield has produced 6.4 yards per carry while their defense has allowed 3.1 YPC to opponents. The Eagles have ran for 5.5 yards per carry while allowing 4.3 yards per rush attempt to opponents.
The Eagles have tallied 216 yards/game through the air overall (241 per game versus conference opposition) and have 14 passing TDs so far. The Tigers have put up 257 pass yards per outing (260.6 against ACC foes) and have 16 total pass scores.
Defensively, Boston College has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 172 yards and pass for 288 yards per game. Clemson has been significantly better than that, allowing 111.9 yards per game on the ground and 144.1 to opponents in the air. The Tigers are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 2.17 to opponents, while the Eagles have allowed a 7.48 ANY/A.
Lawrence probably has the edge over Grosel in this one. The Tigers man under center has an adjusted net yards per pass attempt 7.30 for the year and 6.98 over his past two outings while Grosel’s ANY/A is 5.64 and 5.87 over his last two.
Boston College Eagles at Clemson Tigers Free Pick
SU Winner – Clemson, ATS Winner – Boston College, O/U – Under
Team Betting Notes
The Clemson D has recorded 28 sacks on the year while Boston College has just seven.
The Clemson offense has lost four fumbles in 2019 while the Boston College offense has lost one.
The Eagles offense has tallied eight pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Tigers have put up seven such plays.
The Boston College defense has allowed six pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Clemson has given up four such plays.
The Boston College offense has created 19 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Clemson has created 12 such runs.
The Eagles defense has allowed 13 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Tigers have given up five such runs.
The O/U for Clemson’s last match was 61.5. The under cashed in the 45-10 win over Louisville.
In its last three games, Clemson is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in each of those three.
In its last three contests, Boston College is 3-0 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Boston College’s previous game going into it was 54.5. The over cashed in the team’s 45-24 triumph over North Carolina State.
As a team, Boston College has rushed for 6.3 yards per attempt over its last three outings and 6.6 over its last two.
Clemson has averaged 6.1 yards per carry over its last three matchups and 6.9 over its past two.