Clemson continues to impress. Clemson hasn’t looked back since beating Notre Dame 24 to 22 in Death Valley earlier this month.
The latest Clemson victim was Boston College. As a -18 point home favorite, Clemson was expected to put a beating onto the Eagles. The Tigers did by thumping BC 34 to 17. Now, Clemson takes their Top 10 ranking and 6 game winning streak on the road to face Miami. The Canes have lost 2 out of their last 3. Who will win in this ACC matchup on Saturday?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The No. 6 Clemson Tigers Vs Miami Hurricanes College Football Week 8 Betting Line
What: No. 6 Clemson Tigers (6-0) at Miami (FL) Hurricanes (4-2)
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Miami, FL
Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
Weather: 84° F | More Sun Than Clouds
Spread: Clemson -7
Moneyline: Clemson -270 vs Miami (FL) +230
Game Total: 54.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Clemson vs Miami (FL)
Why Bet On #6 Clemson (-6.5) to Beat Miami FL
The Tigers will open up the passing game with longer attempts from QB Deshaun Watson.
For years, Clemson had been winning games with their excellent defense. The defense was so good that the offense only needed to score around 20 points a game in order for Clemson to win.
That’s not the case anymore. Because Clemson lost a lot of players on last year’s shut down defense, the Tigers have decided to win games this season by scoring points. For all intents and purposes, the Clemson offense is unstoppable. QB Deshaun Watson is completing close to 70% of his passes. He’s doubled up on his TD to interception ratio with 14 touchdowns and 7 picks. Watson can also run with the football.
Watson leads an offense that averages 448.5 total yards and 35.2 points per game. If the defense plays as well as it usually does, holding Miami to 24 points or less, Watson and the offense will do the rest and Clemson will cost to an easy win in this.
Why Bet On Miami FL to Beat Clemson (-6.5)
Clemson’s below average pass defense won’t be a match for hotshot Miami QB Brad Kaaya.
Miami’s defense could have a problem containing the Clemson offense. Even though Miami’s defense has played well this season, the Hurricanes give up an average of 379.3 yards and 22.7 points per game, Clemson’s offense is just too good for the Canes’ defense to keep from putting up at least 30 in this one unless Miami wins time of possession.
Miami’s best chance is to find a way to control the clock with RB Joseph Yearby. Yearby is a talented running back. He leads the team in rushing and spearheads a running attack that averages 136.3 yards per game. Once Miami gets Yearby going, they can start passing the football. Notre Dame proved that the ball can be passed against Clemson’s extremely aggressive defense.
If the Hurricanes come out rushing the football and controlling the clock, they might be able to pull off the upset over the very good Clemson Tigers. Clemson is 1 and 3 against the spread in their last 4 games. Notre Dame had the Tigers on the ropes but failed to garner a 2-point conversion. The game sets up for Miami to upset Clemson at home. My final score prediction is Miami 31, Clemson 28.