Virginia Tech vs Clemson ACC Championship Betting Odds & Pick

Posted by Peter Boysen on November 30, 2016 in

Virginia Tech has won the ACC Coastal Division and now enters the conference championship game against #3 Clemson on Saturday night. The two teams have not met since 2012, when Clemson walloped the Hokies, 38-17. Clemson and Virginia Tech both warmed up for this game with routs, as the Hokies demolished Virginia, 52-10, and the Tigers rolled South Carolina, 56-7. Take a look at all of our college football betting picks for this weekend’s conference championships.

Virginia Tech vs Clemson ACC Championship Betting Odds & Pick

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016, 8:00pm ET
Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
TV: ABC
Radio: Virginia Tech / Wisconsin
Live Stream: WatchESPN
NCAA Football Odds: Clemson (-10), O/U 57.5

Why should you bet on the Hokies?

Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans has had a terrific season, although he has played under the radar. He has thrown for 3,045 yards and 26 touchdowns — with just five interceptions. He has also run for 713 yards, leading the team, which means Clemson will have a two-threat quarterback to deal with. With tailbacks Sam Rogers and Travon McMillian, they bring a speedy offense that has averaged 35 points per game this season. The Hokies have an aggressive defense that could limit Clemson — especially given Deshaun Watson’s penchant for throwing picks this year.

Why should you put your money on the Tigers?

Deshaun Watson showed the nation why he is so talented, hurling six touchdown passes against South Carolina in the final game of the regular season. For the year, he has 34 touchdown passes — but he also has 14 picks, more than one a game. Tailback Wayne Gallman remains a huge contributor to the team as well; he picked up 112 yards on just 19 attempts during the season. Wideout Mike Williams has broken the 100-yar barrier in receiving in four of the last six contests. If you like Clemson in this game, then you think Watson can keep from turning the ball over at crucial moments and that the Tigers’ defense can slow down the Hokies. Given that Clemson only permits 17 points per game, that’s not a bad bet to make.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

Did you know…the underdog has beaten the spread in four of the last five meetings between Clemson and Virginia Tech. They haven’t met since 2012, but still…also, Clemson has only beaten the spread once in their last five ACC games. In the title game last year, they barely escaped North Carolina. So while I like Clemson to win, I don’t like that 10-point spread. My prediction: Clemson 31, Virginia Tech 27.