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How the public is betting Clemson vs. Miami in Week 6

It’s the game of the weekend on Saturday night. Where are bettors going with their money, and are they spending it wisely?

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College football’s No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers will host the seventh-ranked Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night in what should be the game of the weekend. This game should see plenty of action from sports bettors, and here’s what they’ve done so far heading into this one.

All odds and info is provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point spread

The point spread opened with Clemson as 16-point favorites. Plenty of bets found their way on the side of Miami to cover, which dropped the spread down to Clemson -14. Fifty-one percent of the bets are coming in on the Tigers to cover, but 66% of the handle is in on the underdog Hurricanes.

Is the public right? It depends when the individual bettors placed their wagers. For those who have Miami at +16, that’s a whole lot better than those who got it at +14 since 14 is such a key number. For those who bet Clemson, the bettors on -14 feel much better about their closing value than those on Clemson -16.


The point total for this one started up at 65 points but quickly dropped down to 61. Seventy-one percent of the bets are rooting for points with the over, but the majority of the money is coming in on the under with 61% of the handle.

Is the public right? The money is going to the right place. We saw the point total drop a decent amount, and this game has a very good chance to go under. Keep in mind there is expected to be plenty of rain on Saturday night in Clemson, South Carolina.


Clemson opened at -1000 on the moneyline with Miami at +600. As it stands now, the Tigers’ odds to win are at -590 with the Hurricanes at +410 odds. A lot of bets and money are in on Clemson, which is receiving 81% of the bets and 70% of the handle.

Is the public right? Yeah, of course it is. If Clemson loses this game, it might be the single biggest story of the college football season. It’s very unlikely to happen, so the public is on the right side on this one.

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