Virginia vs Clemson NCAA Football Betting Tips 12/7/2019
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
ACC Championship Game
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson -21.5
Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers play the Virginia Cavaliers at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Clemson as 21.5-point favorites. The Cavaliers are 6-5-1 ATS and 8-4-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 5-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 9-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Virginia Cavaliers played the Virginia Tech Hokies and won 39-30. Bryce Perkins paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 67 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 164 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 8.6 yards per carry. Hasise Dubois was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 139 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 34.8 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Cavaliers was Bryce Perkins who went 20/33 with 311 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Cavaliers ran the ball a total of 25 times and earned 181 yards which had them averaging 7.2 yards per run. In the game, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 492 yards. In the game, the Cavaliers got 14 first downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 62 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Virginia allowed 18 catches on 30 attempts for a total of 311 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. For the game, they conceded 483 yards and earned 4 turnovers. Against the run, the Cavaliers allowed 172 yards on 45 tries which is an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cavaliers head into this game 9-3 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they rank 8th in the ACC and 82nd in Division 1 with 4,684 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 33.7 points per contest, putting them 32nd in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 128.4 rushing yards per game which is 12th in the ACC. The Cavaliers have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 23.5 points per game ranking them 4th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cavaliers have conceded 3,142 yards. Opponents are completing 54.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.5 yards per attempt. When it comes to rushing yards, Virginia is giving up 125 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the ACC and 27th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per carry which has them at 4th in the conference and 21st in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,500 yards rushing through 12 contests.
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers went up against the South Carolina Gamecocks and won 38-3. Trevor Lawrence paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 21 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 66 yards on 8 carries which gave him an average of 8.3 yards per carry. Justyn Ross led the team in receiving yardage by earning 111 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 12.3 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tigers was Trevor Lawrence who went 26/36 with 295 yards passing and added 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Tigers ran the ball a total of 40 times and racked up 211 yards which earned them an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Overall, they finished with a total of 83 plays for a total of 527 yards. For the game, the Tigers earned a total of 30 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 44 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, Clemson allowed 16 completions on 27 tries for a total of 105 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.3%. In the running game, the Tigers allowed 69 yards on 26 tries which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 174 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 12-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Tigers have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Clemson has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 256.4 rushing yards per contest, putting them 10th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 3,077 yards rushing through 12 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Tigers average 541.8 yards per game overall putting them 3rd in the nation and 1st in the conference. The Tigers are giving up 10.1 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 1st in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the best units in the country. They are allowing 126.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers sit in 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 121 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 106.3 yards per game ranking them 10th in the nation and 1st in the conference. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 1,276 yards on the ground and 7.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +21.5
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