Louisville Vs Clemson Line & PickJosh Bailey
An early season top-5 matchup between the Louisville Cardinals and the Clemson Tigers has caught the attention of all college football fans. The week 5 college football betting line favors the Cardinals by 2.5-points to beat Clemson.
Both teams are undefeated at 4-0. The winner of this game will go a long way in determining who shows up in the College Football Playoff from the ACC. The Tigers will try to slow down Lamar Jackson and the explosive offense, while the Cards must deal with Deshaun Watson and a powerful Clemson team.
The game kicks-off on Saturday, Oct 1st at 8:00 PM ET on ABC from the Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC.
Louisville Cardinals Vs Clemson Tigers Line & Pick
Louisville is 3-0-1 ATS so far this season. In their last game against the Marshall Thundering Herd, Louisville could only win 59 to 28 as a –31 road favorite. Clemson is 2-2 ATS this season.
What: No. 3 Louisville Cardinals (4-0) at No. 5 Clemson Tigers (4-0)
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Clemson, SC
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Spread: Louisville -2
Moneyline: Loiusville -130 vs Clemson +110
Game Total: 67.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Louisville vs Clemson
Bet on Louisville Because…
QB Lamar Jackson. Who else? Jackson, the -300 favorite to win the Heisman Trophy this season, has been spectacular in every single one of Louisville’s games. He’s thrown 13 TD passes to only 3 interceptions. He’s thrown for 1,330 yards. He’s also rushed for 526 yards. And, he’s scored 12 touchdowns with his legs.
Bet on Clemson Because…
Clemson has gelled on offense and defense in the last 2 games. The Tigers beat South Carolina State 59 to 0 as a -53.5 point favorite two games ago. In their last game, Clemson beat Georgia Tech 26 to 7 on the road as a -10.5 road favorite. Neither the Tigers’ offense nor the Tigers’ defense were particularly sharp in a 19 to 13 win over Auburn and a 30 to 24 win over Troy. But in the last couple of games both the offense and defense have really gelled.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Louisville absolutely demolished Florida State 63 to 20 as a -2 home favorite on Sept. 17. It was a stunning win from the Cardinals. What happened is that Florida State simply couldn’t stop QB Lamar Jackson. But FSU was without 2 of its best defensive players.
Clemson has a couple of injured players on offense. Still, the Tigers are only allowing 92.8 rushing yards and 125.8 passing yards per game. Coach Sweeney will put together a game plan to at least slow down Jackson. I think Clemson wins it.