Harry Gagnon’s College Football Best Bet of Week 15
The ACC Championship Game: Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Cavaliers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
Head Coach Dabo Sweeney knows his Clemson Tigers are a well-oiled machine and Virginia doesn’t have close to enough weapons to try and dismantle it in the ACC Title game. Clemson has scored 543 points so far this season while giving up just 121. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have given up more than that in their last five games combined. Clemson is better than Virginia in every facet of the game.
The Tigers are 4th in the nation in total offense, and since their scare versus North Carolina (a 21-20 Clemson win), they have given up just 61 points in seven games and have scored at least 38 points in those games. The defending national champions have put up monster numbers in their attempt at back–to–back championships. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has 37 total touchdowns whle running back Travis Etienne has 1700 yards from scrimmage and wide receiver Tee Higgins has hit the 900 receiving yards mark on 43 receptions. Meaning Higgins is averaging 21 yards a catch.
The Clemson defense has been on a mission all season long and is led by linebacker Isaiah Simmons and safety Tanner Muse. Simmons has 112 tackles and has seven sacks while Muse has four interceptions. All in all, you can really see how the team is rolling, and I can easily see the Tigers covering the four-touchdown spread, and maybe even doing so by halftime.
Some bones to nibble on when looking at the ACC Title Game Odds:
- Clemson is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games and is
- The Tigers are 10-0 straight up and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 December games
- The average winning margin for the Tigers in their last 27 wins is 33 in a row by an average of 33 points.
- The Tigers are 13-2 ATS in their last 15 versus the ACC and have crushed the Cavaliers the last 3 times they have played.
52 Clemson Tigers
20 Virginia Cavaliers
Harry Gagnon spent 14 years as a Vegas Sportsbook Supervisor and holds a Communications degree from SUNY-Oswego. You might know him better as part of the Degenerate Trifecta on the award nominated betting podcast “Against All odds with Cousin Sal” on the Ringer Podcast Network. Feel free to find him on Twitter (@AAOHarry) and tweet him a message if you want to talk casinos, sports, or just shoot the breeze about betting in general cause, hey, that’s what Twitter is for, right?