Clemson at FSU NCAA Football Week 9 Odds & Prediction

Clemson at FSU NCAA Football Week 9 Odds & Prediction

Florida State hosts #2 Clemson in a classic ACC battle on Saturday. Can the Tigers remain on track for yet another College Football Playoff appearance? Or, will the rival FSU Seminoles end Clemson’s dream? More importantly for us, will the #2 team in the nation cover such a massive College Football Week 9 odds spread?

Clemson at FSU NCAA Football Week 9 Odds & Prediction

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 12:00 pm ET
  • Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
  • TV: ABC
  • Radio: Clemson / FSU
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • ATS Odds: Clemson -16.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 51 (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 18°C/64°F
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 8 mph NW
  • Cloud Cover: 54%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why #2 Clemson is a good bet at -16.5?

All Tigers needed to do was get Trevor Lawrence under center. Coach Dabo Sweeney tried to play both freshman Lawrence and last season’s freshman sensation, Kelly Bryant. That failed to work because Lawrence’s the type of player that must get snaps throughout a game.

Since becoming the full time starter, Lawrence has responded. He completed 20-of-25 for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns against Wake Forest. Then, he went 26-of-39 for 308 yards in the 41-7 pasting of North Carolina State. Lawrence might be the answer at Clemson.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 42
  • Total Yards: 524.1
  • Pass Yards: 268
  • Rush Yards: 256.1
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 13.4
  • Total Yards: 278.3
  • Pass Yards: 158.6
  • Rush Yards: 119.7

Why Florida State is a good bet at +16.5?

Is FSU a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 9?Since struggling earlier in the season, Seminoles have had a slight turnaround. Florida State’s not only won 3 of their last 4, they’ve also gone 3-1 against the spread in those 4 games. Although FSU lost 27-28 to Miami on Oct. 6, they easily covered the +14 spread.

In their very next game, Florida State dominated Wake Forest 38-17. Seminoles host Clemson under the radar. If they can pressure Lawrence, they should surprise the Tigers.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 25.1
  • Total Yards: 262.1
  • Pass Yards: 264
  • Rush Yards: 98.1
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 24
  • Total Yards: 373.3
  • Pass Yards: 269.6
  • Rush Yards: 103.7

NCAA Football Betting Trends for #2 Clemson at Florida State

  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Clemson is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games on the road
  • Florida State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Florida State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Florida State’s last 6 games

Final NCAA Football Analysis for Clemson at FSU

Florida State’s played much better in their last 4 games, but they’ve only recorded 25 sacks this season. Better than Clemson, but Clemson’s played tougher teams while Florida State lost straight up to Colorado State.

Seminoles only shot is to contain Lawrence. No other team has, so far, since Lawrence started his first game. What’s truly concerning is that once Clemson gets a lead, their top ranked defense locks down considerably, holding opponents to less than 27% on third downs conversions.

Clemson rolls.

NCAA Football Week 9 Pick: Clemson -16.5
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