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How the public is betting Boston College vs. Clemson

Clemson will go into Saturday’s game without Trevor Lawrence. Where have the bets been going heading into the weekend?

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The Clemson Tigers will host the Boston College Eagles on Saturday without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be out for the game.

What’s a luxury of being one of the top programs in college football? The backup quarterback is a five-star recruit with freshman D.J. Uiagalelei, who ranked No. 1 among pro style quarterbacks in the class of 2020 according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

With that said, let’s take a look at where the money is going heading into Saturday’s game. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

After Lawrence’s positive Covid-19 test, the point spread dropped from near 32 to Clemson being favored by 24.5 points. While the Tigers are receiving 60% of the bets, 84% of the money is coming in on Boston College to cover this spread.

Is the public right? I still like Clemson to still cover this spread, so I’ll agree with the majority of bettors but not where the money is going. The Tigers should be focused, and Uiagalelei will be motivated to play well as this will likely be his team next year, and it’d be nice to give everybody a sense of hope the Clemson football powerhouse will continue.

Over/Under

The point total is set at 58.5 points for this game with 93% of the bets going to the over with 57% of the money also coming in on the over.

Is the public right? No. This game is going to go under the point total. Clemson’s defense will be ready to go knowing it needs to do well to keep the pressure off Uiagalelei. Go against the public and take the under here.

Moneyline

Clemson’s moneyline odds are set at -3335, while if Boston College pulls off an incredible upset, it has +1150 odds on the moneyline. Sixty-eight percent of bets are on Clemson’s side, but 63% of the handle is going to Boston College.

Is the public right? Clemson is going to win this game. It is likely more talented at every single position on the field except for potentially quarterback. No need to waste money going against the No. 1 team in the nation.

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