Clemson vs. Georgia Southern - 9/15/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Southern Eagles (2-0) at Clemson Tigers (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium-Clemson)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -35 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and the Clemson Tigers will be matching up in college football action from Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
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Georgia Southern has played pretty well so far and enters this matchup at 2-0 on the year. The Eagles took out South Carolina State 37-6 in their opener, then kept it going with a win over UMass 34-13 last Saturday.
The Eagles are led by QB Shai Werts, who has 183 yards and two touchdowns through the air and 246 yards and four TDs on 36 carries. Wesley Kennedy is the top GA Southern receiver on 100 yards from four grabs.
As for Clemson, they’re also 2-0 on the year, following a 48-7 drubbing of Furman in the opener and a too-close-for-comfort 28-26 win over Texas A&M on the road last Saturday.
Clemson is still locked in a QB battle between Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence. Bryant has more yardage at this point (337) but Lawrence has found the end zone four times. Travis Etienne is the top rusher for the Tigers with 107 yards and two scores.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games on grass. Georgia Southern is also 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 road games and the under is 8-2 in their last 10 in September.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games versus a team with a winning road record. The under is 7-1-1 in the Tigers’ last nine home games and 4-1 in their last five overall.
It’s easy to write off Georgia Southern as a fugazi at this point in the season, as they haven’t gotten much competition in the early-going. Still, the Eagles’ offense looks pretty well-balanced and efficient on paper—though they haven’t had to flex their passing muscles much. Clemson will be a different animal however, as GASO will have to stretch the field and in all likelihood play from behind. I am tentatively going with the Eagles here, as they may be able to squeak by on a cover—especially if I can find an overly bloated line.