Auburn-Clemson line back up
The Auburn-Clemson pointspread began reappearing this week, after a brief stint off the board caused by the suspension of Clemson All-American wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins’ worth to the spread? Maybe a half point.
Before Watkins’ suspension, Clemson was around a 3.5-point favorite over Auburn in the second of two SEC-ACC showdowns at the Georgia Dome in Week 1. When the line went back on the board early this week, Clemson was a 3-point favorite at Bovada and most Nevada sportsbooks.
Watkins had a breakout freshman season, catching 82 passes for 1,210 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’ll miss the first two games after an offseason arrest.
Tennessee is a 4.5-point favorite over North Carolina State in the first game in Atlanta on Friday, August 31.