Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Lane Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-21.5)
Lane Stadium is the site where Hendon Hooker and the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-5) will play the Clemson Tigers (8-1) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Clemson as 21.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 66.5.
The last time they played, the Clemson Tigers went up against the Pittsburgh Panthers and took home the victory by a score of 52-17. Trevor Lawrence went 26/37 with 403 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Travis Etienne led the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 12 yards and he notched 2 TD's for this game. He ran for a total of 58 yards on 11 carries which gave him an average of 5.3 yards per tote. Cornell Powell was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 176 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 29.3 yards per catch in this game.
The Tigers have tallied 4,610 yards in total this season. As a team they hold an average of 149.4 yards on the ground which is 76th in the country. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Clemson has totaled 26 touchdowns through the air and 25 touchdowns on the ground. When talking about putting points on the board, the Clemson Tigers have an average of 46.1 PPG. The Tigers rank 31st in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 19.2 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per running attempt and 102.6 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have allowed 923 rushing yards through 9 outings. Regarding yards via the pass, the Tigers are allowing 1,764 yds which has them sitting in 89th in college football. During their 9 games played this year, they are conceding 196.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 49.7%. For the year, they have surrendered 298.6 yards per contest which ranks them 20th in college football.
Trevor Lawrence has completed 688 of his attempted career 1,032 throws for a completion percentage of 66.7%. He is throwing for 248.1 yards per outing. For his career, Lawrence has thrown for a total of 9,181 yds with 85 touchdowns and 14 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 165.9 with a TD percentage of 8.2% and an interception percentage of 1.4%. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 200 times totaling 820 yds.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies played the Pittsburgh Panthers and added a loss to their record by a score of 47-14. Khalil Herbert paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 30 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 72 yards by way of 9 carries which had him averaging 8.0 yards per tote. Tre Turner led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 74 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 24.7 yards per reception in this contest. Hendon Hooker went 13/22 with 260 yards by way of the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception on the day.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Hokies rank 35th in college football averaging 33.2 PPG. During the season so far, the Hokies have thrown for a total of 1,793 yards through the air along with holding an average of 199.2 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 93rd in D-1. They have an average of 250.9 run yards per game and have rushed for 2,258 yards for the year. The Virginia Tech Hokies have an average of 450.1 yards per contest which ranks them 28th in Division 1. Virginia Tech has conceded a total of 1,703 yards on the ground (189.2 yards per game) and 20 touchdowns via the rush on the year. The Hokies are giving up 32.6 PPG, which has them sitting 102nd in Division 1. In total, they have given up 293 pts. They have allowed 16 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 272.9 yards/game, which has them in 116th in Division 1.
Hooker has passed for 22 touchdowns while giving up 7 picks in his career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 7.1% and his interception percentage is 2.3%. He has taken off and run for 1,040 yds on 244 tries. He is averaging 144.4 yds per game through the air with a 159.8 QB rating. In 20 games in his career, Hendon Hooker has completed 196 of his 311 attempts for 2,887 yards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers -21.5 and under 66.5 total points
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