Free Week 9 Prediction: Eagles vs. Tigers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(4-2) Boston College Eagles vs. Clemson Tigers (6-0)
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Clemson -31.5
NCAA Betting Total: 61.5
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Clemson is likely the best team in the country but we have seen games where they struggle against big numbers, like last week.
At home, this looks like a spot where they can name their score. Boston College might be in for a rough ride.
I do like the Eagles ability to play a little catchup though. They are a better throwing team than they have been in some time.
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The Eagles are off a home win over Georgia Tech a team that Clemson dropped 73 on not that long ago. They scored 48, their top output of the season.
This season the offense has been totally changed under the new regime. Jeff Hafley might be a defense-first guy but he has modernized the offense.
It has helped that Phil Jurkovec arrived from Notre Dame. He has had some really big games though last week was not one of them. Just a tidy efficient effort.
Jurkovec will be the key this week and he is likely to have to make some plays with his feet as well as his arm. He rushed for more 90 yards last week.
I am not sure how much the Boston College defense can really slow Clemson down. Perhaps enough to get a cover. Upset? Very unlikely.
Clemson took some “heat” last week for just beating Syracuse instead of clobbering them. That may or may not be a factor for this one.
Also a factor could be that Notre Dame is their next opponent. They are the only team on their regular season schedule expected to give them a game.
It is also quite possible that Clemson dominates the way it has against every opponent this season. They are winning by an average of 35 points, which would get the cover here
The defense does not get enough credit for their success but they will be critical here. They have to find a way to get Jurkovec to the ground. He is stronger and more elusive than most realize. If they can this one will look like the GT game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 7-2 in BC last 9 games overall.
- BC are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games in October.
- Under is 44-18-2 in BC last 64 road games.
- CLEM are 11-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- CLEM are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
I am siding with the visitors here but only because I think the Tigers are just not going to be motivated to finish the job and win by enough. This game is unlikely to feel close after the opening kickoff.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Boston College +31.5
I like Jurkovec to make some big plays but he is going to make some mistakes too. He just doesn’t have enough around him yet to challenge the whole game.
With this one don’t get discouraged early. I can easily see a scenario where Clemson gets up 24-0 and then things play pretty even afterwards.
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