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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 8
Clemson Tigers (4-2) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (5-1)
Date: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Clemson +3 / Pitt -3 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Tigers +135 / Panthers -160
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 48
Two teams from the ACC will be squaring off when the Clemson Tigers visit the Pitt Panthers.
Both of these squads are coming off of victories in week 7.
Pitt started off the week as 1 point favorites and they are now favored by a field goal. The total has gone from 45.5 to right around 48. I have seen some list it at 48.5.
The reality is Clemson is simply not the team we have become used to seeing over the last 10+ years. Quite frankly, they are not very good and one can see that based on how they play.
The Tigers came nowhere covering the spread against the Syracuse Orange last Friday, but they did win the 17-14. It was by no means a pretty win, but at this point, they are not worried about style points.
DJ Uiagalelei was better on Friday, but still not great. He went 21/34 for 181 yards and 1 touchdown. Overall, he has played very poorly this year, which cannot make Clemson fans happy at all.
In the win against Syracuse, running back Kobe Pryor ran the ball 14 times for 76 yards. Also, Justyn Ross was the leading receiver with 5 catches for 51 yards.
The defense has absolutely not been the issue for this team so far. They are keeping the team in games. It is just tough when the offense does not score a whole lot of points.
Pitt has had a very good season so far and they are one of the best teams in the ACC. They come into this game ranked #23.
Last week, the Panthers got the win at Virginia Tech by a score of 28-7. That contest was really never in question.
Quarterback Kenny Pickett was 22/37 for 203 yards and 2 touchdowns last Saturday. He will be challenged an awful lot against that stout defense that Clemson features.
In the win against the Hokies, running back Israel Abanikanda had himself a big day. He rushed it 21 times for 140 yards. We shall see how he does against Clemson.
The defense looked very good a week ago. I do not think many people had them limiting Virginia Tech to a lone touchdown. Given how bad the Clemson offense has been, I look for this unit to have a good day against them on Saturday.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Clemson is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Clemson is 0-6 ATS this year.
- The total has gone under in 6 of Clemson’s last 7 games played on a Saturday.
- Pitt is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Pitt is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
- Pitt is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games played in week 8.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
In past years, I definitely would have thought this game would be much higher scoring. With that said, I just do not trust the offense for Clemson at the moment.
48 is certainly not a high number for college football, but I like the under here.
4* Free Week 8 NCAA Betting Pick:
Pitt has been a good team to the over this year, but I do not see that happening on Saturday.
I expect to see a lower-scoring game in this one. Don’t get me wrong, I think points will be scored, but just not a lot.
I look for the Clemson defense to do a good job of containing the Pitt offense. Also, I do not see the Tigers putting up a lot of points based on how they have looked all year long.
Give me the under of 48 here.
4* Free Week 8 NCAA Betting Pick: UNDER 48
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