Despite the passing of the years, there are some college football teams that we automatically know are going to be just fine. These are the teams that have been at the top of the heap for a while and who are consistently able to reload with 4- and 5-star recruits every single season. The first team that comes to mind when you think of that group is the Alabama Crimson Tide, with their 5 championships in 9 years testament to their ability to reload every season. You also need to add the Clemson Tigers to that category, as they have been a staple in the college football playoffs since that system was put in place.They are once again among the favorites to be there again, with many believing that they are the team to beat this season. The Tigers started out their season with a win over a much lesser opponent in Week 1, but they will absolutely get a sterner test this weekend when they take a trip to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies. Clemson is in as a 13 point favorite, with the point total set at 54.
Clemson vs Texas A&M NCAA Football Week 2 Odds & Prediction
- When: Saturday, September 8 at 7 PM EST
- Where: Kyle Field, College Station
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAA Football Week 2 Odds: Clemson Tigers -13 (Total 54)
- Mostly Cloudy: 29°C/84°F
- Humidity: 70%
- Precipitation: 22%
- Cloud Cover: 69%
- Wind: 5 mph ESE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Clemson Tigers?The Tigers have an impressive stable of starters returning on both sides of the football this season, but they also have a stellar crop of freshman in to fill the holes left at the end of last season. The one player that everyone was waiting to see was new QB Trevor Lawrence and the young man did not disappoint, tossing 3 TD passes and leading his team on 5 consecutive scoring drives in the 48-7 win over the Furman Paladins.There is a better than average chance that the freshman may once again split time with Kelly Bryant under center this week, which could prove to be a nightmare for the Aggies. Clemson does not seem to mind traveling, as they are 18-1 SU in their last 19 road games, although just 4-2 ATS in their last 6 away from home.
Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies?All eyes were on the Aggies last week to see how they would perform under new head coach Jimbo Fisher. It proved to be a successful opener for the new coach and his team, as the Aggies cruised to an impressive 59-7 win over Northwestern State. Sure, it was a game that you would expect them to win, but it was the nature of the victory, which included covering as a 46 ½ point favorite, that is sure to have made the coach and the fans very happy indeed.The Aggies had some concerns about their O-line heading into this season, but racking up over 500 yards on the ground in Week 1 will have helped ease some concerns, although everyone will be aware that this weekend will be the real test given that Clemson has one of the best defenses in the country.
Latest NCAA Football Week 2 Betting Trends for Clemson vs Texas A&M
- Clemson is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Clemson is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Clemson’s last 17 games on the road
- Texas A&M is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games
- Texas A&M is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home