Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
ACC championship game 12-03-16
Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 3, 2016
The fans at Camping World Stadium will be treated to a game between the Clemson Tigers and the Virginia Tech Hokies when they take their seats on Saturday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 10½-point favorites versus the Hokies, while the game’s total is sitting at 59.
Virginia Tech won its last outing, a 52-10 result against Cavaliers on November 26. Virginia Tech covered in that game as a -19.5-point favorite, while the 62 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Clemson won its last outing, a 56-7 result against Gamecocks on November 26. Clemson covered in that game as a -26-point favorite, while the 63 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Clemson: (11-1, 7-1 ACC):
Star quarterback Deshaun Watson got off to a somewhat sluggish start this season but has returned to form recently and threw six touchdown passes against South Carolina, including three to Mike Williams. Running back Wayne Gallman also has come to life of late, racking up 273 yards and three scores over the last two games after failing to reach the 100-yard plateau in his previous four contests. The Tigers’ strong defense thrives on getting into the backfield, ranking second nationally in tackles for loss (8.7) and fourth in sacks (3.5).
Team record: 11-1 SU,6-6 ATS
Virginia Tech: (9-3, 6-2):
The Hokies’ resurgence has been built on a hard-nosed defense, much like the Virginia Tech teams that enjoyed success under long-time coach Frank Beamer. The Hokies are especially tough against the pass and have produced 17 takeaways in their nine wins. The offense is fueled by junior-college transfer quarterback Jerod Evans, who quietly has put up Heisman-like numbers, completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 3,045 yards with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions while adding 713 yards and eight TDs on the ground.
Team record: 9-3 SU,6-6 ATS
Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Free Pick: Virginia Tech +10