What Is The Auburn Vs Clemson Spread?Josh Bailey
Bryant and No. 3 Clemson Host Stidham and No. 13 Auburn in Intriguing Week 2 SEC vs. ACC Clash
Kelly Bryant and the third-ranked Clemson Tigers will host Jarrett Stidham and the 13th-ranked Auburn Tigers in an intriguing Week 2 matchup pitting one SEC championship hopeful against the ACC and defending national champions.
With both teams picking up victories and looking to keep their CFP playoff and national championship hopes alive, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the best value. The Week 2 NCAA football spread favors Clemson by 6.5-points to beat Auburn.
Auburn Tigers Vs Clemson Tigers Week 2 Spread & ATS Pick
What: No. 13 Auburn Tigers (1-0) at No. 3 Clemson Tigers (1-0)
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Clemson, SC
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Spread: Clemson -6.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Auburn vs Clemson
Why Bet the Auburn Tigers Spread +6.5
No. 13 Auburn laid an emphatic 41-7 smackdown on Georgia Southern in their regular season opener on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Tigers narrowly failed to cover the NFL betting line by a half-point as a huge 34.5-point home favorite.
The Tigers looked good offensively as Baylor transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham made his debut by completing 14 of 24 passes for an efficient 185 yards with two touchdowns, one rushing score and one interception. Despite not having their top wide receiver and No. 1 running back, in Kyle Davis and Kamryn Pettway, Auburn managed to get the job done.
"I was thrilled to be back out there," Stidham said. "I’ve got to get a lot better personally and as an offense collectively."
The Tigers got an identical 136 rushing yards and one touchdown apiece from running backs Kam Martin and Kerryon Johnson. Auburn’s defense was active all game and limited Georgia Southern to just 78 yards of total yards.
"Our defense was unbelievable," Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn said. "They were outstanding. That triple option scares you to death."
Why Bet the Clemson Tigers Spread -6.5
Clemson pounded Kent State on Saturday, 56-3 to cover the college football betting line as a whopping 38-point home favorite. More importantly, new starting quarterback Kelly Bryant had a solid debut after replacing the now, iconic former championship-winning star quarterback Deshaun Watson. Bryant completed an efficient 16 of 22 passes for 236 yards with one touchdown and one interception while rushing for an additional 77 yards and another touchdown to lead Clemson to the big win in their opener. Defensively, the Tigers held the Golden Flashes to just 120 yards of total offense.
"That’s what I was hoping to see," coach Dabo Swinney said about his new starter. "That’s what I have seen in practice for a while."
Bryant played one series in the second half before departing after leading the Tigers on a 89-yard touchdown drive that put the Tigers up 35-3.
"I wasn’t surprised. I knew the type of player I was," said Bryant, who was so loose he made sure he put an official’s hat back on his head after accidentally knocking it off.
Auburn Tigers Vs Clemson Tigers Week 2 Betting Analysis
I like what I saw out of Clemson’s Kelly Bryant on Saturday, but I also like what I saw out of Auburn signal-caller Jarrett Stidham and I believe this contest could come down to the team that plays better defense. While Clemson has gone 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games, Auburn has posted a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games while also going 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and a robust 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
I think this Week 2 matchup looks like a field goal finish waiting to happen as Clemson narrowly survives, but Auburn covers. Over/Under Total bettors should know that the Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between Clemson and Auburn.
Pick: Auburn Tigers +6.5 Points