Clemson vs. Wofford Odds & Pick: Will Terriers Get on the Scoreboard?
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney.
- Clemson is a huge favorite over Wofford on Saturday.
- The Terriers run an option attack that thrives at the FCS level, but the Tigers shut down Boston College's potent run game with ease last week.
- Does Wofford have any chance to cover this big point spread, or is there an alternative way to bet this game?
Wofford vs. Clemson Odds
- Spread: Clemson -47.5
- Over/Under: 59.5
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- TV: ACC Network
The reigning national champions are having a controlled scrimmage against in-state FCS program Wofford. But there are a few things to know about Wofford before you bet this thing.
The Terriers are a run-heavy team, going with a version of the triple option with three running backs on the field at a time. Dabo Swinney was quick to point out their offensive schemes and tough defense on the FCS level.
Wofford is also off a dramatic overtime victory with Chattanooga.
At the FCS level, Wofford ranks No. 2 in rushing and bottom four in passing offense. The Terriers will likely burn plenty of clock with the triple option, evident by their rank of second in time of possession in FCS. That is a bad formula against a Clemson defense that is No. 5 in defensive rushing success rate and just held a potent Boston College ground attack to 90 rushing yards.
The total of 59.5 is far higher than the projected total released by the Sagarin ratings. With Wofford’s attempt to grind with an option attack against the stellar Clemson rush defense, it isn’t far fetched to think the Terriers do not score.
Keep in mind Charlotte has a top 10 explosive rush attack and was limited to just 10 points earlier this season.
Assuming Dabo Swinney calls off the dogs against this in-state FCS school, this should should go under the current total.
Pick: Under 59.5 [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]