Tigers Eagles Betting Preview for Week 7
|Boston College Eagles||Clemson Tigers|
No. 3 Clemson has one more game to win before it can go into its ACC Atlantic Division showdown with Florida State unbeaten.
Heisman candidate QB Tajh Boyd just added to his credentials by throwing five touchdown passes in a 49-14 Tigers win at Syracuse.
This Saturday Clemson welcomes 3-2 Boston College to Death Valley for an ACC joust (3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2). The Tigers easily covered 14 points on the road last Saturday, and were early 24-point favorites for this week's game at home over the Eagles.
The Eagles were listed as 23-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 4 and the Eagles sitting at No. 96. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 52-27 result in favor of the Tigers this week.
Boston College won its last outing, a 48-27 result against Army on October 5. Boston College covered in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 75 combined points took the game OVER the total. In Clemson's last outing, Tajh Boyd threw for 455 yards to lead the Tigers over Syracuse 49-14 at Carrier Dome.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Clemson's No. 13-ranked offense (44.2 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 66 at 26.8 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 343.2 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (208.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 104-rated road run defense, allowing 244 yards per game. Clemson, meanwhile, ranks No. 67 in rushing offense at home.
Boston College at North Carolina, Saturday, October 26th
Clemson at Florida State, Saturday, October 19th