ACC Title Game Betting Preview
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Clemson Tigers Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Clemson Tigers will meet at Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina this Saturday in the ACC title game.
Clemson handed the Hokies their only loss of the season back in October in a 23-3 win at Virginia Tech. Clemson has tailed off of late, ending the regular season losing three of its last four games.
David Wilson rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns in Virginia Tech’s dominant 38-0 road win over Virginia.
Supporters of the Hokies have seen them go 11-1 and 4-8 ATS so far this season, while the Tigers are at 9-3 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 6-6, while the Hokies are 4-8.
Betting Line: The Tigers were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 7-rated Hokies taking on the No. 55-rated Tigers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 41-32 win for the Hokies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Clemson's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 33.2 PPG, against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 15.5 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 288.5 yards per game, more than the Hokies secondary allows through the air, 203.3 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Hokies own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 70.5 yards per game when on the road. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 56 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Virginia Tech was a 38-0 winner in its last match on the road against Virginia. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 38 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Clemson was a 34-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (47) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When favored on the road are 10-0
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When an underdog at home are 5-5
A few Hokies at Tigers trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Clemson
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 5 games
Clemson is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Clemson is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech