The second-ranked and 9-0 Clemson Tigers are at Alumni Stadium to face No. 17 Boston College who is 7-2. Week 11’s college football odds favor Clemson by 20-points. If you are betting on Boston College to upset the Tigers straight-up, then the Eagles pay an astonishing +850. The game total is 57.5-points for over/under bets. Now let’s take a closer look at how to bet this Clemson versus Boston College ACC tilt.
Odds & How To Bet Clemson Tigers vs. Boston College Eagles
What: College Football Week 11
Who: Clemson Tigers vs. Boston College Eagles
Where: Alumni Stadium, 2604 Beacon St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
When: 8 PM ET, Saturday, November 10
Stream: Watch ESPN
Spread: Clemson -20
Moneyline: CLEM -1300/BC +850
Should you bet on Clemson over Boston College?
Clemson a hot straight-up bet this season with its undefeated record. Against the spread, the Tigers are 5-3 overall and 3-1 on the road. Head-to-head the Tigers are winners of seven straight against BC. Plus this team is coming off a 77-point explosion against Louisville.
With the college football playoffs on the horizon, let’s hope Clemson doesn’t overlook BC allowing the Eagles to cover the spread.
Should you bet on Boston College over Clemson?
Boston College is 7-2 straight up and 4-1 in conference play. The Eagles ATS record this season is 6-2 overall and 3-1 at home. Will BC push its win streak to four after this week’s tilt against Clemson? Can the Eagles cover the 20-point spread as home dogs? Or will it be a blowout?
BC is Clemson’s toughest opponent in over a month. And this is not your dad’s Eagles team known only for smashmouth defense. This season Boston College has added a varied and potent offense that averages 37.2-points per game.
The Eagles defense ranks 24th in the country in allowing just 4.83 yards per play. BC’s current three-game win stream is punctuated by allowing no more than 21 points during that stretch. That will be a problem for the Tigers who posses the ball just 46.1% of the time and rely on quick-strike scoring. The Eagles rank 25th in the nation in allowing gains of 20-plus yards on only 5.8% of their opponents plays. Count on BC to take control of the clock if they want to keep this close.
How To Bet Clemson vs. Boston College
Boston College has not beaten a Top 5 team since defeating No. 2 Notre Dame on Nov. 2, 2002. The Eagles are 2-29 all-time against a top-five team. Plus BC is 0-12 at home and are 31-106-1 all-time against ranked opponents.
Add all that up and it spells bad news for BC fans. However, I am betting on the Eagles to slow the game down enough for Boston College to cover the 20-point spread as home dogs.