NCAA football gambling handicappers have seen the Clemson Tigers show plenty of ability although they remain an inconsistent NCAA football wagering commodity.
The Clemson Tigers will host the #18 South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday with a telecast on ESPN2 set to kickoff at 6 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with South Carolina as a 3 point favorite.
The big question for this one is that despite it being an intra-state rivalry game the Gamecocks may well be peaking ahead to next week’s Southeastern Conference championship game against Auburn as they will aim for their first conference title since 1969.
Clemson has a college football betting record of 6-5 straight up and 4-4 against the spread with 9 of their games going under the total. The Tigers are coming off a 30-10 win at Wake Forest. Keep in mind Clemson lost at Auburn in overtime 27-24 in week 3 which demonstrates their ability against the best teams in the nation.
The Tigers have a rock ribbed defense that ranks 9th in the nation for points allowed. Running back Andre Ellington has 684 yards rushing with a 5.9 yards per carry average with 10 touchdowns to lead the offense while quarterback Kyle Parker has been inconsistent with an 11/9 touchdown/interception ratio.
South Carolina has a college football gambling record of 8-3 straight up and 6-5 against the spread with 8 of their games going over the total. The Gamecocks are coming off a 69-24 home payout over Troy and are the Southeastern Conference East Division champions.
The Gamecocks have a balanced offense that ranks 25th in the nation for scoring. Marcus Lattimore has rushed for 1066 yards and 17 touchdowns while Stephen Garcia has completed 68% of his passes for a 16/9 TD/INT ratio and a 9.4 yards per attempt average.
Alshon Jeffery has 1210 yards receiving for a 17.2 yards per catch average and 7 TD’s. The defense ranks 36th for points allowed but ranks a poor 104th in the country against the pass. South Carolina has paid out in 3 of their last 4 NCAA football gambling matchups against Clemson with 3 of the last 4 meetings going under the total.