Betting NCAA Football Georgia Southern Eagles @ Clemson Tigers Preview
The Clemson Tigers are 33-point home faves against the Georgia Southern Eagles, per the top betting sites. That is, if the game does indeed take place. Category 4 hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday. And by then it may have been upgraded to Category 5. Clemson University already announced the cancelation of classes at the Charleston campus and university-sponsored events in the surrounding area as of Tuesday morning. There has been no change to the schedule for athletic events, but that could change any minute now. But let us forge ahead on the assumption that the game will occur as planned. Just to be on the safe side.
Betting Georgia Southern
Head coach Chad Lunsford has already justified his full time hiring. Lunsford led the Eagles to their only two wins of the 2017 season. Which were also ATS wins. He and GS have already matched that production in the first two games of the 2018 season. In the second of those games, the Eagles were down by three points against UMass. Could GS be looking at another blowout loss like last year’s 20-55 to Massachusetts? The question became moot went the Eagles scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter. GS never looked back. As a result of their newfound success on the field, the Eagles have rediscovered their fans.
“It feels good when everybody has your back when you’re winning,” redshirt sophomore linebacker Todd Bradley said. “It feels good to have all of Eagle Nation behind us. Hopefully, if you still don’t believe, we’ll just keep making you believe and get your support.” Let’s hope the outpouring of support continues after the Clemson game. The Eagles need it since they sure ain’t getting it from top betting sites.
The Tigers are due a dominant performance following the almost debacle against Texas A&M. Clemson allowed upwards of 500 total yards, with more than 400 coming through the air. Needless to say head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive coordinator Brent Venables were none too pleased. Or as Zach Lentz of the T&D put it, “the nation and the Tigers were left scratching their heads.” Well, they have shampoos for that now. In addition to the porous defense, the running game had its legs cut out from under it. With only the passing game on which to rely, the offensive output suffered. As users of the best online sportsbooks might remember, Clemson finished 38th in the country in total offense in 2017.
Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Tigers Betting Information
Date: September 15
Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Odds from MyBookie.ag:
Georgia Southern Eagles +33 (-110) 47 (-110) +7000
Clemson Tigers -33 (-110) 47 (-110) -18500
Georgia Southern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia Southern is 8-15-1 ATS in its last 24 games
Georgia Southern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Georgia Southern is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Clemson is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
Clemson is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Clemson came out guns blazing with 48-7 SU and ATS victory against Furman. The Tigers may have almost run out of ammo, though. Illustrated by the fact they barely held off Texas A&M 28-26. Swinney continued to alternate QBs Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence. Bryant has passed for 337 yards while Lawrence has thrown for four TDs. The Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. Clemson is also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games hosting a school with a winning record on the road. The 34-point spread set by top betting sites might a tad too steep, thus giving the Eagles a chance to cover.