Clemson vs Boston College Pick, Preview, Prediction

When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, October 7, 2016
Where: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.
Betting Line: Clemson -17
Total: 42.5
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Clemson vs Boston College Preview

The third-ranked Tigers beat Louisville 42-36 at home last weekend and will now try to finish up the ACC play by beating some doormats. The Eagles have dropped 10 straight conference games, including a 49-0 rout at the hands of Virginia Tech on Sept. 17. Boston College followed that loss with some non-conference cupcake victories, including a 35-3 rout of Buffalo on Saturday.

About Clemson Tigers (5-0, 2-0 ACC):

As quarterback Deshaun Watson goes, so go the Tigers, and the junior recorded season highs of 306 yards and five touchdowns in the thriller against Louisville. He also tacked on a season-best 91 rushing yards and has been sacked only twice this season, giving him enough time to consistently find the likes of Mike Williams (25 catches, 373 yards, two TDs) and Ray-Ray McCloud (24, 271, two). Senior linebacker Ben Boulware is coming off a monster performance in which he registered a career-high 18 tackles (three for losses), a fumble recovery and a pass deflection.

Last time out for Clemson, they were a 42-36 winner as they battled Cardinals at home. Clemson covered in the match as a +1-point underdog, while 78 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Clemson:
Team record: 5-0 SU,3-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Clemson is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson’s last 7 games on the road
Clemson is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Boston College
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston College
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Clemson’s last 7 games when playing Boston College

About Boston College Eagles (3-2, 0-2):

Although the level of opponent had a lot to do with it, the Eagles have to be pleased with their improvement on offense, as they averaged 445 total yards in their last two games after being held to 124 by the Hokies. Patrick Towles threw four TD passes with no interceptions in the wins over Wagner and Buffalo after recording two scores through the air and four picks in the first three games of the season. The Eagles lead FBS teams in total defense (202 yards allowed per game) and are seventh in rushing defense (78).

In their last action, Boston College was a 35-3 winner at home against Bulls. They covered the -17.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (38) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Boston College:
Team record: 2-2 SU,2-2 ATS
Boston College is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Boston College is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Boston College is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston College is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Boston College is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Boston College is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston College is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Clemson
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College’s last 7 games when playing Clemson

Clemson vs Boston College Prediction:

The Tigers can win by as many points as they want to. If they want to win by 40 they can against a Boston College team that has one of the worst offenses in FSB. Can the Boston College defense contain the Clemson offense? No. I know it seems like a big spread but, what I look for is can the offense put up points. With Clemson 45 points is a reasonable number. On the other side you have an offense that will struggle to get to 2o points without the aid of some defensive scores.

Tigers vs Eagles Pick: Clemson -17