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College Football Betting Preview: Clemson Tigers vs. FAU Owls

September 16, 2023

The Florida Atlantic Owls (1-1) and Clemson Tigers (1-1) will square off in South Carolina soon, offering a good betting opportunity to consider. Will the Tigers cover the spread or can the Owls keep it competitive?

  • Date: September 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

  • Location: Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina

  • Coverage: ACCN

FAU Owls Betting Preview

The Owls are coming off of a narrow 17-10 defeat against the Ohio Bobcats and will look to get back on track. They looked promising going into halftime with a 10-7 lead, but it all fell apart in the second half of action.

Out of two games this season, they are averaging 339 total yards, with 230 of those coming off of passing plays. They are allowing 357.5 from their opponents, who have averaged 226 from passing yards. This cannot continue to happen if they want to be successful.

They have averaged 26 points per game and have allowed 18.5. If it was not for their first game in a blowout victory, they likely would have less appealing scoring stats.

They capped off their previous season with a 5-7 record in the Conference USA. They appear to have a better group of players ready to go, but they will need to remain consistent in their performances.

Clemson Tigers Betting Preview

The Tigers have been kicked out of the top 25 for the first time since 2021. They had a tough loss against the Duke Blue Devils in their opener, but their recent 66-17 victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers was not enough to hold onto their ranking.

They have put together 550.5 total yards each game, with 307 stemming from passes. They have allowed 223.5 from their opponents, who have put up 118 from passing plays.

They are averaging 36.5 points per game and their opponents are putting up 22.5. These will likely even out over time, as they have had two blowouts in a row.

Looking back at last season, the Tigers finished atop the ACC with a 11-3 record. They have a long way to go if they want a shot at reaching the same success.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

According to MyBookie's latest odds update, the Clemson Tigers are positioned with a moderate advantage to cover in this game, with market analysis suggesting a high probability of 93.7 percent for them to achieve this.

  • FAU Owls +24 (-110)

  • Clemson Tigers -24 (-110)

The Tigers were in the process of adjusting after their loss to the Blue Devils. They came out flat against the Buccaneers, but eventually kept their foot on the gas and went 42-0 when they started the third quarter until the finish. Look for the Tigers to win and cover.

Final Pick: Take the Clemson Tigers -24 (-110)