College football gambling handicappers will have their choice of two top conference contenders and bowl teams from last year that are 2-0 to start the college football betting season.
Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM Eastern Time and Sports-Gambling opened with a line of Auburn -6.
Clemson beat Presbyterian 58-21 last week which followed a 35-10 win over North Texas in their opener. The Tigers failed to cover either game as huge double digit home favorites and Auburn will be their first true test of the year.
Auburn has already been tested as they are coming off an impressive 17-14 Thursday Night Football win at Mississippi State as 1-point chalks which followed a 52-26 opening night win over Arkansas State in which they failed to cover the college football odds as 31.5-point chalks.
The Auburn defense was much maligned after the opening game but responded well against a young and talented Mississippi State Bulldog team. The big story with Auburn, however, is quarterback Cam Newton, who is quickly becoming Heisman Trophy candidate materiel.
The 6-6 junior threw 2 touchdown passes at Mississippi State and totaled 206 yards of offense. Newton was highly appreciative of the improved defense, which proved to be the difference in the payout with the college football lines.
“We started off on fire but we put our defense in some binds,” said Newton. It’s just the sign of a good team. Our defense stepped up and did what they had to do.”
Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker was sharp against Presbyterian as he passed for 114 yards and 2 touchdowns in just four series of action. A total of 57 Clemson players saw action in the first quarter alone as they emptied the bench.
The only meeting between these two teams since 1998 took place in 2007 as Auburn beat Clemson 23-20 as 2-point road dogs. Clemson has beaten the college football gambling board in just 2 out of their last 8 games against the Southeastern Conference.
Auburn as struggled against the Atlantic Coast Conference with just 1 payout in their last 7 games along with 5 consecutive games going under the total. The Tigers have gotten the money in just 2 out of their last 6 home games with 7 out of their last 9 games going over the total.