The Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers will meet up in the Dr. Pepper ACC championship Saturday night inside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Clemson Tigers
Virginia Tech enters on a seven-game win streak and will be seeking revenge from a 23-3 home loss to the Clemson Tigers on Oct. 1. The Hokies are excited to get that opportunity in playing in this particular game for the fourth time in five years.
“Nobody was really talking about it, but everybody wants it,” commented Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas. “We didn’t play our best ball that day, and hopefully we can get them this time.”
The Hokies have won five of the last six meetings overall, as the two teams meet up for the fifth time on a neutral field. Despite this game being played in Bank of America Stadium, it’s still important to note that Virginia Tech registered a perfect 6-0 record on the road.
Junior tailback David Wilson is certainly the star of the show, tying a school record and breaking an ACC mark in going over the century mark in rushing yards 10 times this season. The offense has also been much more balanced with the recent play of quarterback Logan Thomas, throwing for 14 touchdowns and running for nine in the past seven games.
Bettors will find that the Hokies are 28-11 ATS when revenging a loss against an opponent, going ‘under’ the total in four consecutive games in that situation.
Clemson had its best defensive performance of the year in the victory at Virginia Tech, allowing the fewest points in a game this season, while holding the Hokies to their fewest points in a home game since 1995.
The Tigers are certainly not playing as well as they were entering the last meeting, losing three of four in straight-up fashion, while failing to cover the spread in four consecutive games. A youthful roster of 29 freshmen seeing time on the field has caught up to the program.
All hopes of pulling off a second-straight win in this series will fall on the throwing shoulder of sophomore Tajh Boyd, but he’s coming off one of the worst games of his young career. He hit just 11 of 30 passes for 83 yards versus the South Carolina Gamecocks.
It hasn’t been all bad around campus despite the recent misfortunes, being ranked in the BCS rankings for seven straight weeks, while also achieving its highest ranking in over 11 years earlier in the season.
Bettors will find that the Tigers are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points, with the ‘under’ coming away with the cash four of five times in that role.
Recommendation: Under 53
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