Date/Time: September 27, 7:00 p.m. ET
Spread: Clemson Tigers -13
The Clemson Tigers had a chance to beat the best team in the country, but they let it slip through their fingers. Without quarterback Jameis Winston, the Florida State Seminoles were vulnerable, giving the Tigers a chance to get an impressive win on their college football resume.
The biggest problem for the Tigers is an offense that struggles to put up points in the red zone. Clemson averaged 1.9 yards per play once reaching the red zone. The Tigers had averaged 3.0 yards per play coming into Saturday. Clemson reached the red zone on seven of its 15 drives, but was scoreless on four of them. The overtime loss left this team reeling, but they will have to get it together and focus this Saturday when they host the North Carolina Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels are coming off an embarrassing loss to instate rivals, East Carolina. The Tar Heels allowed 70 points on the scoreboard and were out played in every aspect of this game. This is the second year in a row that the Tar Heels have been demolished by the Pirates. The Pirates put up big numbers on offense as Shane Carden threw for over 400 yards exposing a Tar Heels defense that will be in big trouble this week against an angry Tiger team if they play like they did against the Pirates.
The latest college football betting trends in this game favor the home team. The Tar Heels are 14-35 against the spread (ATS) in their last 49 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games when playing against a team with a losing home record. The Tigers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game, 20-8 ATS in their last 28 conference games and 6-2 ATS in the last eight games overall.
College Football Picks: Clemson Tigers -13
The Tar Heels are not a very good football team. In the last outing they had eight penalties and had trouble converting on third down. They were just 6 of 18 when trying to convert on third down. Heading to face a Tigers team that is off a devastating loss will be a task that is too difficult with a team void of talent. The Tigers will come out focused and take out their frustration on the Tar Heels as they win big and cover this number.
Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.