Louisville vs. Clemson - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville vs. Clemson
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:01 AM (Cardinal Stadium)
CLEM -24 O/U 62
The 3rd ranked Clemson Tigers are on the road this week playing the host Louisville Cardinals. The Clemson Tigers have gotten off to a 6-0 start while going 4-0 in ACC play. The Tigers played host to Florida State last week and won easily by a score of 45-14. The Louisville Cardinals enter this home matchup with a record of 4-2 and 2-1 in ACC play. Last week Louisville was involved in a back in fourth shootout, which saw the game ending in a 62-59 Louisville win over Wake Forest.
Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence last week was 17/25 for 170 yds, 3TD’s and 1 INT. He also added 40 yds rushing on 6 carries for a touchdown. Clemson was led in rushing yards by Travis Etienne, he totaled 127 yds on 17 carries. Justyn Ross had 2 receiving touchdowns for the Tigers. Overall the Tigers outgained the Seminoles 552 to 253. The Tigers had a total of 320 rushing yards on the day. The Tigers defense forced 4 turnovers.
With Louisville quarterback Jawon Pass officially done for the season, coach Scott Satterfield has not announced who will start against Clemson. Micale Cunningham has been the guy recently leading the offense as he has started since Pass went out, but Cunningham has left the past two games with injuries. Evan Conley a freshman took over for Cunningham in those games. Cardinals running back Javain Hawkins has rushed for 622 yds and 3 touchdowns thus far. Tutu Atwell has over 500 yds receiving and 6 touchdowns.
Clemson is 5-2 ATS since 2018 when they are a road favorite. The over is 0-2 this season when Clemson is on the road. Louisville is 2-9 ATS since 2018 against conference opponents. The over is 1-2 this season when Louisville is the home team.
The Louisville defense is ranked 118th at the FBS level in points allowed per game at nearly 38 per game. Clemson on the other hand is only allowing 12 points per game which ranks 7th. The Tigers rank 12th in points scored per game at 39. With the quarterback situation uncertain for the Louisville Cardinals and Louisville not being good ATS against conference opponents since last year, I’m going to take Clemson to cover. Final score prediction, Clemson wins and covers 42-14.