NCAAF

Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers

Virginia
Cavaliers
1 - 0
Clemson
Tigers
2 - 0
October 03, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT
 | Memorial Stadium

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Virginia
Cavaliers
1 - 0
Clemson
Tigers
2 - 0
October 03, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT
 | Memorial Stadium
  • The Tigers (2-0 SU, 0-2 ATS) beat up on Wake Forest and The Citadel in their first two games, but neither of those victories cashed tickets for Clemson point-spread bettors. Tigers bettors should like their chances this week as Clemson has won and covered its last four games against Virginia (1-0, 1-0).

    Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers
    • Date/Time: October 3, 8 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Memorial Stadium
    • TV Coverage: ACC Network
    • Sportsbook Odds: Clemson -27.5 | O/U 54 (Line History)
    • Virginia vs Clemson Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The four-touchdown Sportsbook line is actually slightly less than Clemson’s average margin of victory in the last four meetings, with the Tigers winning those by an average of 29.25 points. Early action was on Clemson, moving the number to 28.5 by Sunday night.

    Virginia News & Notes

    A pair of youngsters sparked the Cavaliers to a come-from-behind 38-20 win over Duke last week in Virginia’s season opener. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brennan Armstrong threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns in his starting debut, with both majors going to freshman wide receiver Lavel Davis. Duke struggled with the size of the six-foot-seven Davis, who caught four balls for 101 yards and the two touchdowns, both of which came in the fourth quarter.

    If that connection between Armstrong and Davis continues to grow, the Cavaliers’ OVER streak may continue as well. Virginia has now gone OVER the total in seven straight games, with those contests seeing an average of nearly 69 points scored.

    Defensively, the Cavaliers weren’t dominant last week, but they were opportunistic. Virginia forced seven Duke turnovers, including five interceptions, as the Cavs dug out of both an early 10-0 hole and a fourth-quarter deficit.

    Star free safety Joey Blount, who pulled down one of those interceptions and also had a forced fumble and a tackle for a loss, suffered an apparent knee injury late in the contest but is likely to be available against Clemson.

    Clemson News & Notes

    The Tigers have outscored their first two opponents by a combined margin of 86-13, but is it possible that they’ve actually underachieved so far? Clemson’s 0-2 ATS record suggests so, with the Tigers failing to cash for their backers in their 37-13 win at Wake Forest or their 49-0 win over The Citadel. The early ATS struggles are uncommon for the Tigers, who entered the season having covered 19 of their previous 25 games.

    Perhaps a visit from the Cavaliers will get Clemson cashing tickets again. The Tigers have absolutely dominated Virginia in the last four meetings, winning all of them by an average of nearly 30 points and going 4-0 ATS in the process.

    Clemson may also benefit from extra time to prepare after enjoying a bye last week, especially with the potential return of injured players like defensive tackle Tyler Davis, linebacker Baylon Spector, receiver Joseph Ngata and defensive end Justin Foster. Ngata could be a focal point on offense for Clemson after the highly touted sophomore was held without a catch against The Citadel.

    Betting Pick: Tigers -27.5

    There’s potential for a look-ahead with Miami on deck, but coming off a bye should provide Clemson with enough focus to cover this four-touchdown spread. The Tigers have covered each of their last three games following a bye during the regular season, and Armstrong’s inexperience as a starting QB could show through in his road debut in ACC play.

    Shark Bites
    • The total has gone OVER in Virginia’s last 7 games.
    • Clemson is 19-8 ATS in its last 27 games.
    • Virginia has lost its last 4 games vs Clemson (avg margin: 29.25).

Odds

Saturday, October 3 Sat Oct 3


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+27.5
-110
+2587
o54
-107
-27.5
-110
-4163
u54
-107
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+27.5
-110
+1250
o55.5
-115
-27.5
-110
-3000
u55.5
-105

Edge Finder

21.40
Points Scored
35.20
228.80
Passing Yards
259.40
75.20
Rushing Yards
184.40
30:47
Time on Field
32:33
65.60
Number of Plays
77.40
5.00
Yards Per Play
5.91
21.40
Points Scored
35.20
5.60
First Quarter
10.20
6.20
Second Quarter
10.40
6.80
Third Quarter
9.00
2.80
Fourth Quarter
5.60
228.80
Passing Yards
259.40
30.60
Pass Attempts
39.20
18.80
Pass Completions
26.20
3.40
Sacks
1.80
24.00
Sack Yards
13.40
12.17
Yards Per Pass
9.90
75.20
Rushing Yards
184.40
35.00
Rush Attempts
38.20
2.15
Yards Per Rush
4.83
1.40
Interceptions
0.40
1.00
Fumbles
1.80
0.20
Fumbles Lost
1.20
1.60
Total Turnovers
1.60
7.00
Penalties
4.40
59.00
Penalty Yards
38.80
30:47
Time on Field
32:33
65.60
Number of Plays
77.40
5.00
Yards Per Play
5.91
6.40
Punts
3.80
42.63
Punt Average
44.29
36.20
Return Yards
77.20

Head To Head

UVA
Stat Type CLEM
3-7
Record
7-3
4-6
ATS
6-4
5-4-1
O/U
5-4-1
18.00
Points Scored
31.30
108.10
Rush Yds
161.90
36.40
Pass Attempts
32.60
57.69
Completion %
68.71
213.50
Passing Yds
264.40
321.6
Total Yds
426.3
2.10
Turnovers
1.50
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
0-3
Record
3-0
1-2
ATS
2-1
3-0
O/U
3-0
16.00
Points Scored
51.67
98.67
Rush Yds
172.67
37.67
Pass Attempts
33.33
54.87
Completion %
74.00
213.67
Passing Yds
359.00
312.33
Total Yds
531.67
2.67
Turnovers
0.33
Dec 7/19 (1 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Away
Home
17
Points Scored
62
+29
ATS
-29
57 o
O/U
57 u
104
Rush Yds
211
48
Pass Attempts
29
62.50
Completion %
72.41
283
Passing Yds
408
387
Total Yds
619
3
Turnovers
0
Nov 2/13 (2 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Home
Away
10
Points Scored
59
+17.5
ATS
-17.5
55.5 o
O/U
55.5 u
114
Rush Yds
175
46
Pass Attempts
45
41.30
Completion %
75.56
163
Passing Yds
435
277
Total Yds
610
3
Turnovers
1
Nov 21/09 (3 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Away
Home
21
Points Scored
34
+20.5
ATS
-20.5
45 o
O/U
45 u
78
Rush Yds
132
19
Pass Attempts
26
68.42
Completion %
73.08
195
Passing Yds
234
273
Total Yds
366
2
Turnovers
0
Nov 22/08 (4 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Home
Away
3
Points Scored
13
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
43 o
O/U
43 u
30
Rush Yds
56
39
Pass Attempts
29
61.54
Completion %
65.52
160
Passing Yds
136
190
Total Yds
192
4
Turnovers
1
Oct 7/04 (5 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Home
Away
30
Points Scored
10
-14
ATS
+14
52.5 o
O/U
52.5 u
239
Rush Yds
45
26
Pass Attempts
28
53.85
Completion %
57.14
225
Passing Yds
166
464
Total Yds
211
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 11/03 (6 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Away
Home
27
Points Scored
30
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
53
Rush Yds
194
48
Pass Attempts
45
68.75
Completion %
62.22
271
Passing Yds
294
324
Total Yds
488
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 12/02 (7 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Home
Away
22
Points Scored
17
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
55.5 o
O/U
55.5 u
80
Rush Yds
189
32
Pass Attempts
33
71.88
Completion %
69.70
208
Passing Yds
223
288
Total Yds
412
1
Turnovers
2
Sep 22/01 (8 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Away
Home
26
Points Scored
24
+13.5
ATS
-13.5
50 o
O/U
50 u
160
Rush Yds
182
34
Pass Attempts
34
52.94
Completion %
73.53
227
Passing Yds
251
387
Total Yds
433
1
Turnovers
3
Sep 23/00 (9 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Home
Away
10
Points Scored
31
+9.5
ATS
-9.5
54 o
O/U
54 u
111
Rush Yds
331
39
Pass Attempts
25
43.59
Completion %
60.00
170
Passing Yds
154
281
Total Yds
485
1
Turnovers
4
Sep 11/99 (10 of 10)
UVA
Stat Type CLEM
Away
Home
14
Points Scored
33
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
112
Rush Yds
104
33
Pass Attempts
32
57.58
Completion %
75.00
233
Passing Yds
343
345
Total Yds
447
3
Turnovers
2

Team Records

UVA
Record CLEM
1-0
All
2-0
1-0
Home
1-0
0-0
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
1-0
ATS
0-2
1-0
ATS Home
0-1
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
1-0
O/U
0-2
1-0
O/U Home
0-1
0-0
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
UVA
Record CLEM
1-0
All
1-0
1-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
1-0
ATS
0-1
1-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
1-0
O/U
0-1
1-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
UVA
Record CLEM
1-0
All
2-0
1-0
Home
1-0
0-0
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
1-0
ATS
0-2
1-0
ATS Home
0-1
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
1-0
O/U
0-2
1-0
O/U Home
0-1
0-0
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:00 pm EDT Clear
17ºC / 62ºF
60% Humidity
1% Precipitation
0% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 2
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Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Perris JonesRBIs "?" , Undisclosed
Coen KingDBIs out for season, Undisclosed
Antonio ClaryDBIs out indefinitely, Ankle
Su AgunloyeDLIs out for season, Knee
Tony MuskettQBIs "?" , Foot
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 26, 2020DUKE38-20W-4/45.5W/O12026238256286342-4
Dec 30, 2019FLA28-36L+16/55W/O523233752443055490
Dec 7, 2019CLEM17-62L+29/57L/O1042833872114086193
Nov 29, 2019VTECH39-30W+2/48.5W/O181311492172311483-3
Nov 23, 2019LIBERT55-27W-16/58W/O22727249979313392-2
Nov 9, 2019GATECH33-28W-15.5/45.5L/O155258413143229372-1
Nov 2, 2019UNC38-31W+1/48W/O1343835171863535390
Oct 26, 2019LOUISV21-28L-4/51.5L/U782333112271333602
Oct 19, 2019DUKE48-14W-3.5/45W/O154153307132118250-3
Oct 11, 2019MI-FL9-17L+2.5/44L/U74244318831822651
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 19, 2020CITAD49-0W-50.5/57L/U16224340586761620
Sep 12, 2020WAKE37-13W-34.5/59L/U185376561372933301
Jan 13, 2020LSU25-42L+4.5/66.5L/O1602343941654636281
Dec 28, 2019OHIOST29-23W-2.5/62.5W/U158259417196320516-2
Dec 7, 2019VIRGNA62-17W-29/57W/O211408619104283387-3
Nov 30, 2019S.CARO38-3W-27.5/50.5W/U21131652769105174-1
Nov 16, 2019WAKE52-3W-34.5/59W/U1683485166441105-1
Nov 9, 2019NCSU55-10W-35/54.5W/O246303549124166290-4
Nov 2, 2019WOFFOR59-14W-48.5/58.5L/O419283702139117256-2
Oct 26, 2019BOST.C59-7W-35/59W/O3023726749780177-1
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