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Eagles home to Tigers in NCAAF betting action

Clemson TigersBoston College Eagles
Sep 29, 3:33 PM | Turf of Alumni Stadium

Clemson Tigers vs Boston College Eagles Odds


Defending ACC champion Clemson seeks its first conference victory of this season when it visits Boston College Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ESPN2).

The 3-1 Tigers, after opening their ACC slate with a loss to Florida State, were early 10-point favorites over the 1-2 Eagles.

View Clemson vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Eagles sit at No. 86 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Tigers are at No. 43 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 42-33.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 83-ranked offense, averaging 26.3 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 70 this week at 25.5 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 317 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 236 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 92-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 233.5 yards per game when on the road. Boston College, on the other hand, rates No. 98 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Clemson lost its last outing, a 49-37 result against Florida State on September 22. Clemson covered in that game as a 14.5-point underdog, while the 86 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Tigers suffered a Week 4 loss against Florida State in their last game, falling 49-37 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Boston College was a 22-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (35) made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston College lost its last outing 22-13 against Northwestern on Saturday, getting a 118-yard receiving performance from Alex Amidon in a losing cause at Ryan Field.

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Tigers at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Clemson's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 5 games when playing Boston College
Clemson is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Clemson is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games when playing Clemson
Boston College is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Boston College is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Clemson home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 6
Boston College at Army, Saturday, October 6