The 16th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies will look to pull off the upset over the third-ranked Clemson Tigers while denying their conference rivals a berth in the College Football Playoffs when they square off in the ACC title game this weekend.
The two longtime ACC combatants will square off on Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 PM ET, live from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, with this title tile airing live on ABC. Now, let’s find out if the Tigers can avoid the upset.
In Depth Analysis On The Week 14 College Football Betting Odds: Tigers At Hokies
When: Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET
Live Stream: ABC Live Stream
Spread: Clemson -8.5 / Game Total: 44
Why Bet The Clemson Tigers
Clemson has won two consecutive and comes into this contest off a 56-7 blowout over South Carolina last weekend while easily covering the spread as a whopping 27-point favorite, even though I didn’t think they’d cover the spread.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson completed a blistering 26-of-32 passes while tossing six touchdown passes while underrated running back Wayne Gallman rushed for 112 yards and one score.
Clemson ranks 12th in total offense this season (507.4 ypg), fifth in passing (336.0 ypg) and 17th in scoring (40.0 ppg). Watson has been outstanding this season in completing an incendiary 67.5 percent of his passes for 3,626 yards with 34 touchdown passes, though he has tossed a high, 14 interceptions. Watson has also rushed for 44 yards and four touchdowns to compliment Gallman’s 943 rushing yards and team-high 14 rushing TDs.
Defensively, the Clemson Tigers rank a stellar eighth nationally in total defense (307.9 ypg), 26th against the run, 12th against the pass (180.1 ypg) and eighth in points allowed (17.0 ppg).
Why Bet The Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech has also won back-to-back games and comes into this conference title tilt off an emphatic 52-10 spanking over Virginia while easily covering the college football betting line as a 19-point home favorite.
Quarterback Jerod Evans completed 16-of-27 passes for253 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hokies to victory. For the season, Evans has passed for 3,045 yards with 26 touchdowns and just five interceptions while leading the Hokies in rushing with 713 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Hokies average 35.0 points per game to rank 35th nationally in scoring while limiting the opposition to just 21.1 points per game to rank an impressive 20th nationally in points allowed.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
I’m going to advise you to roll with the 56 percent of the betting public that likes Clemson to win this contest and cover the college football betting line. Clemson is 7-0 ATS in their last seven neutral-site games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following an SU win.
Conversely, Virginia Tech is just 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and an identical 1-4 ATS in their last five neutral-site games. Clemson has scored a whopping 91 points over their last two games and looks like they’re firing on all cylinders at just the right time!