Clemson Tigers 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction
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Breaking Down the Clemson Tigers Win Total
2020 College Football Season
Clemson Tigers: 11.5 Wins -- Title Odds: 9/4 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers are poised for another run at the national championship in the 2020 college football season.
The Tigers are the odds-on favorites in the country for both win total and title odds, so anything less than a number-one finish would be considered a disappointment for this talented program. Realistically, there are only a handful of other teams who could compete with Clemson on the football field this year, and they'll be a fun school to watch. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place.
Let’s take a closer look at Clemson’s status heading into the 2020 season and break down their chances at hitting 12 wins.
As with pretty much every season, Clemson suffered some major losses to the 2020 NFL Draft. Versatile defender Isaiah Simmons went No. 8 overall, and not having his 818 snaps, 107 tackles, eight sacks and 16 tackles for loss will certainly be a major gap. After an impressive run with the Tigers, Simmons should do well at the NFL level.
Further accenting the defensive hole is AJ Terrell, who became the 14th Clemson defensive back to be drafted since 2010. He went No. 16 overall to Atlanta. There were more key Tigers guys drafted in the earlier rounds, like WR Tee Higgins, safety Tanner Muse and guard John Simpson. Their losses will all be pretty significant, and Clemson will need to find creative ways to replace that production this season.
The good news is that Clemson’s leadership is intact once again, as head coach Dabo Swinney enters his 12th full year with the team. Offensive coordinator Tony L. Elliot (sixth season) and defensive coordinator Brent Venables (ninth season) return as well, and as a core group that coaching staff should be able to maximize the talent on the field as usual.
Looking at Clemson’s schedule for the 2020 season, it doesn’t look all that daunting for a powerhouse team such as this. The Tigers do have a couple of potentially daunting road games, however. Going into Florida State won’t be easy, and in Week 10 Clemson has a huge nationally-televised matchup on the road versus Notre Dame. The matchup with the Irish will probably be the toughest game on the regular-season schedule, but by then we should have a better idea of Clemson’s team identity for the 2020 campaign and a clear view of the odds.
Pick: It’s a pretty steep number, but I have to stick with the over here. Clemson will once again be fielding an immensely talented squad under competent leadership, and by all indications they should be one of the top teams in the country. I think Clemson runs the table again this year and we’ll likely be seeing them in the national championship.
2020 Clemson Tigers Football Schedule
Day, Date Opponent
Thursday, September 3 At Georgia Tech
Saturday, September 12 Louisville
Saturday, September 19 Akron
Saturday, September 26 Virginia
Friday, October 2 At Boston College
Saturday, October 10 At Florida State
Saturday, October 17 NC State
Saturday, October 24 Syracuse
Saturday, October 31 OPEN
Saturday, November 7 At Notre Dame
Saturday, November 14 The Citadel
Saturday, November 21 At Wake Forest
Saturday, November 28 South Carolina
Saturday, December 5 ACC Championship