How to Bet Georgia Southern at Clemson NCAAF Week 3 Spread

How to Bet Georgia Southern at Clemson NCAAF Week 3 Spread

Written by on September 13, 2018

Could be a letdown game coming for No. 2 Clemson as the Tigers are off a near loss at Texas A&M but are now huge NCAAF Betting favorites Saturday against lower-tier FBS school Georgia Southern. Clemson could be looking ahead to next week’s tougher ACC matchup. That’s if this game is even played with Hurricane Florence in the area. It might not be.

Georgia Southern at Clemson NCAAF Week 3 Spread & Game Info

  • When: Saturday, noon ET
  • Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • NCAAF Week 3 Spread: Clemson -33.5 (Total 45)

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Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 28°C/83°F
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Cloud Cover: 71%
  • Wind: 16 mph NNE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet on Georgia Southern?

This game was originally scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. before Hurricane Florence forced the start time to be changed to noon. Officials are projecting tropical-storm conditions approaching the area as early as Sunday. “I don’t think the game will be postponed. I think we’re going to play the game,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said during Wednesday’s ACC teleconference. It is still believed to be shown on ESPN2.Georgia Southern used to be an FCS powerhouse and hasn’t been an FBS program for too long. It is 2-0, coming off a 34-13 rout of UMass. Quarterback Shai Werts engineered a 75-yard touchdown drive late in the first half, snapping a 10-all tie and sparking the Eagles to pull away.Werts threw for 154 yards and two scores while rushing for 83 yards and another score, giving him six touchdowns accounted for in two games. So far this season, he has rushed for 246 yards and four scores while throwing for 183 yards and two scores. For his career, he’s rushed for 1,112 yards and seven touchdowns while throwing for 968 yards and nine scores. Georgia Southern churned out 334 yards on the ground but averaged 25.7 yards per reception as the Eagles tallied 488 yards of total offense.This will be the first meeting between the Eagles and the Tigers. Georgia Southern is 1-9 all-time against current members of the ACC (1-4 vs. Miami; 0-2 vs. Georgia Tech, North Carolina and NC State; 0-2 vs. Florida State). Georgia Southern has lost its last 11 road non-conference games since shocking Florida 26-20 in The Swamp to end the 2013 season. GS has yet to win a road non-conference game as a member of the FBS, which the Eagles joined in 2014.The Eagles have played nine games against ranked FBS opponents since 1984 but this will be the second ranked opponent GS will take on as a member of the FBS. Defensive coordinator, Scot Sloan was a defensive back for the Tigers from 1988-91, winning an ACC title in 1991.

Why Bet on Clemson?

Clemson escaped at Texas A&M last week, 28-26, as the Aggies couldn’t convert a late 2-point try. Kelly Bryant threw for 205 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score. Freshman Trevor Lawrence started the second half but failed to move the ball effectively and Bryant took over and led the Tigers on two touchdown drives in the last five minutes of the third quarter to extend the lead to 15 points. Coach Dabo Swinney said he’d continue to play both quarterbacks this week.Clemson’s success in a close game against Texas A&M was not an anomaly. Since 2011, Clemson is 23-4 in games decided by eight points or less. Clemson’s 85.2 winning percentage in those contests is the best in the nation.Georgia Southern vs Clemson is scheduled for Saturday noon.Clemson’s seven-game winning streak in ESPN College GameDay-featured contests is the longest active streak in the nation. Clemson (seven) and TCU (six) are the only schools with active winning streaks of six games or more in College GameDay games. Clemson secured its 15th victory in its last 16 true road games. The Tigers extended their winning streak in Saturday games to 18, the longest of any Power Five school in the country. It is the second-longest Saturday winning streak in school history, trailing a 21-game Saturday streak across the 2014-16 campaigns.Clemson led, 14-3, at halftime. Clemson has now won 54 of their last 56 games when leading at halftime. Clemson led 28-13 after three quarters and is now 75-2 since 2011 when leading entering the fourth quarter. The victory was Clemson’s 15th consecutive win in games played in September.Here, the Tigers are facing an opponent for the first time for a second straight season, joining the team’s debut against Kent State in a 56-3 win last year. Prior to debuting against Kent State in 2017, Clemson most recently faced a new opponent in 2014, facing both Louisville and Georgia State for the first time and earning victories in both contests.

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Latest Georgia Southern vs Clemson NCAAF Week 3 Betting Trends

  • Eagles are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 road games
  • Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games
  • Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
  • Georgia Southern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Georgia Southern is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Southern’s last 6 games on the road
  • Clemson is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Expert Prediction for Georgia Southern at Clemson

Bit of a letdown game for Clemson, plus the weather. Take the points.