Saturday, October 10, 2020, Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET
Hurricanes at Tigers Betting Preview: Hurricanes (+14.5), Tigers (-14.5)
The difference offensively for Miami this season is pretty clear. Houston transfer D’Eriq King has passed for 848 yards and seven touchdowns in the three wins. He also has shown an ability to escape pass rushers as the Hurricanes have yielded only three sacks in their three outings, a big improvement over the 51 they surrendered last year.
“He’s a great quarterback. He can do it all,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “There’s really nothing he can’t do.”
Brevin Jordan has flourished since King’s arrival as well. Though listed as a tight end he really plays more like a wide receiver and has 15 receptions for 212 yards and three touchdowns.
Cam’Ron Harris leads Miami’s rushers with 311 yards and King is second with 157. Freshmen Donald Chaney Jr. and Jaylan Knighton have provided a spark off the bench. Knighton has a 75-yard touchdown reception to his credit.
The Tigers have a huge stock of offensive weapons with quarterback Trevor Lawrence establishing himself as a Heisman favorite by completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. He has a streak of 314 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, a school record and third most in ACC history. He hasn’t thrown a pick since Oct. 19, 2019, against Louisville.
Amari Rogers has 12 receptions for 206 yards and three touchdowns and Frank Ladson Jr. has averaged just a tick under 20 yards a reception on his nine catches. Ladson and Rogers have combined for five touchdown receptions.
Veteran Travis Etienne has rushed for a team-high 243 yards and has the potential to break off big runs, though his longest dash so far has been for only 29 yards. With Clemson jumping on outmatched foes, he has seen somewhat limited time with 39 carries, an average of 13 a game.
Hurricanes at Tigers Betting Pick for October 10, 2020
With King leading Miami and Lawrence heading up Clemson, both teams have enough weapons on offense to match each other score for score. If the issue comes down to a defensive stop, the Tigers look to hold a slight edge over an improved Miami unit.
Hurricanes at Tigers Betting Pick:
Tigers 45, Hurricanes 38
Hurricanes at Tigers Best Bet for October 10, 2020
The last two meetings between these two have produced huge routs by the Tigers. They have outscored the Hurricanes 96-3, though 58 of those points came in the 2015 meeting. The Tigers won 38-3 in the 2017 ACC title game. The Hurricanes should contribute much more this time around.
Hurricanes at Tigers Best Bet: OVER 63.5
–Field Level Media