Charlotte at Clemson College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Clemson Memorial Stadium
Chris Reynolds and the Charlotte 49ers go to Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Clemson Tigers. Charlotte opens this matchup as 42.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 61.5. The 49ers are 2-1-0 ATS and 3-0-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
09/08/19 DE Tyriq Harris Back is questionable
08/10/19 WR Rico Arnold Foot is out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
09/15/19 DL Xavier Thomas Leg is questionable Saturday vs Charlotte
09/03/19 DB Josh Jackson Leg is out indefinitely
In their last game, the Charlotte 49ers played the the UMass Minutemen (who have Coastal Carolina on Saturday) and ended up getting the victory by a score of 52-17. Benny LeMay led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 26 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 113 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 7.1 yards per carry. Tyler Ringwood was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 46 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 23.0 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the 49ers was Chris Reynolds who went 10/12 with 155 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The Charlotte 49ers ran the football 40 times and earned a total of 338 yards which earned them an average of 8.5 yards per run. Overall, they ran 56 plays which gave them a total of 533 yards. For the game, the 49ers got 22 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Charlotte gave up 18 catches on 27 tries for a total of 127 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. On the day, they conceded 262 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the 49ers gave up 135 yards on 36 carries which gave the opponent an average of 3.8 yards per run allowed.
The 49ers come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 47.3 points per game, ranking them 14th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 296.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in C-USA. For total yards, they are currently ranked 1st in the conference and 12th in the nation with 1,567 yards. The 49ers have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 33.7 points per contest which has them at 8th in C-USA. In terms of yards rushing, Charlotte is giving up 190 yards per contest which has them at 9th in Conference USA and 110th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per rush which has them at 11th in the conference and 114th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 570 yards rushing through 3 games. When it comes to passing yards, the 49ers have conceded 677 yards. Opponents are completing 59.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try.
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers faced the Syracuse Orange and ended up getting the victory by a score of 41-6. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Trevor Lawrence who went 22/39 with 395 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks during the game. Travis Etienne led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 76 yards by way of 14 carries which gave him an average of 5.4 yards per run. Tee Higgins led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 150 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 21.4 yards per reception during the game. The Clemson Tigers ended up rushing 29 times and racked up a total of 221 yards giving them an average of 7.6 yards per rush. On the day, they finished with a total of 71 plays for 612 yards. For the game, the Tigers racked up 24 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 70 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Clemson allowed 15 completions on 29 throws totaling 172 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.7%. For this contest, they allowed 187 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Tigers allowed 15 yards on 42 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 0.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Tigers head into this game 3-0. Clemson has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 251 rushing yards per game, putting them 21st in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 753 yards rushing through 3 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Tigers average 544.3 yards per contest overall ranking them 12th in college football and 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers are giving up 10 points per contest ranking them 1st in the ACC and 7th in Division 1. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 30 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 75 yards per game which puts them at 16th in D-1 and 3rd in the ACC. For the 2019 season, they have allowed 225 rushing yards and 0.9 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the best units in the nation. They are giving up 181.7 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Tigers currently sit at 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -42.5
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