Clemson vs. Virginia Odds: Tigers Big Favorite in 2019 ACC Championship Game

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Joshua S. Kelly, USA Today Sports.

  • Clemson is a huge favorite over Virginia in the 2019 ACC Championship Game, with oddsmakers continuing to adjust the spread in favor of the Tigers.
  • Clemson has covered six of its last seven games -- all as a favorite of 24 points or more.

ACC Championship Odds: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech

  • Odds: Clemson -28.5
  • Over/Under: 54
  • Time: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ABC
  • Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

Odds as of Tuesday morning via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150). No strings attached. No rollover required.

Clemson opened as a 21.5-point favorite over Virginia in the ACC Championship Game at PointsBet, but is now up to -28.5.

Our power ratings make Clemson a 30-point favorite.

Virginia gutted out a great win over rival Virginia Tech on Friday to clinch the ACC Coastal. That made the Cavaliers the seventh division winner in seven years.

Unfortunately for them, Clemson awaits in the ACC title game. The Tigers have officially entered full destruction mode, covering six of their last seven games. They’ve been a 17-point favorite or better in every game, and went 9-3 against the spread this season.

Clemson’s Statistical Profile

  • Power Rating: 1
  • ATS Record: 9-3
  • Over/Under Record: 5-7
  • Off. Yards Per Play: 7.38 (4th)
  • Def. Yards Per Play: 3.84 (2nd)

What Clemson Does Well: Everything? The Tigers are top 6 in both offensive and defensive SP+ and have rolled through the second half of their schedule after a narrow win over North Carolina in late September.

The defense hasn’t allowed more than 20 points in a game and the offense has scored 38-plus in its last seven.

Where Clemson Needs Work: The biggest knock on Clemson is the schedule. The Tigers have skated by without a real test, save for that game against North Carolina.

That was the knock last year, too, and the Tigers handled Alabama with ease in the national title game.

Virginia’s Statistical Profile

  • Power Rating: 36
  • ATS Record: 6-6
  • Over/Under Record: 8-4
  • Off. Yards Per Play: 5.68 (78th)
  • Def. Yards Per Play: 5.27 (40th)

What Virginia Does Well: Virginia entered this season with a pretty good recipe for success — a dynamic quarterback that can make plays when called upon, and an intimidating defense expected to be one of the best in the country.

Bryce Perkins has lived up to the billing at quarterback, but the defense has been banged up, especially in the secondary. The Cavaliers have given up 6.1 yards per play or more in four of their last five games.

Where Virginia Needs Work: It would be great if the defense got healthy, but that won’t happen in a week — maybe for bowl season. Expect Clemson to throw the ball all over this Virginia defense.

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