Clemson Tigers vs. Maryland Terrapins should prove to be the best game in the ACC this week. The surprising Clemson Tigers are making the college football world take notice and it will be up to the Maryland Terrapins to try and put a stop to it.FREE PICKS: Visit Bookie Blitz often as picks are always updated and check out the links below for more free previews
The two top stories heading into this game will be the injury concerns with Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and what uniforms the Terrapins will be sporting for the big game. Before we take a look at that riveting information, let’s break down the latest college football point-spread on this game.
Clemson opened up at eight point favorites at Justbet.com as could be expected. The betting public loves a top ranked team and so 90% of the early betting money came in on the road team. The line dropped however to 7.5, and even as low as seven in some places. This is interesting because it is a sign that sharp money is coming in on Maryland. Although the public is on Clemson, the line is not going higher because the sharps are pounding the line with more money than the public, forcing a move in the opposite direction.
All signs point to Boyd suiting up for the game, but don’t expect him to be at 100 percent for this contest. The most interesting quarterback story will be on the other sideline. Coach Randy Edsall pulled starting quarterback Danny O'Brien in the last outing and that will be enough to make O’Brien work hard to play better.
The Terps started gaining some confidence in the last game with a late rally against Georgia Tech. That should carry over to this game with the backing of a rowdy home crowd. This is apposition that the Tigers have had problems with in the past. The Tigers are 4-11-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 17 road games against a team with a losing home record.
In fact the Tigers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings and the Underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings. The Terrapins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
Take the points in this game as Maryland may pull off the upset at home.
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