It doesn’t take a NCAA football betting genius to figure out what happens when a Sun Belt team (Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly D-IAA) plays against a team from the highly competitive ACC. Unless you’re talking about Duke as the ACC team, the Sun Belt team is going to taken behind the woodshed and given an old fashioned beating.
And so it shall come to pass when the Clemson Tigers host the North Texas Mean Green. If it were a contest on style points you’d have to like North Texas chances with a nickname like that, but unfortunately this is a college football betting matchup that will be settled on the turf.
Kickoff for this Saturday matchup is set for 3:35 Eastern Time and sbgglobal opened with the Tigers as a 27-point favorite with an over/under total at 56.
Clemson will take the field without the most exciting player in college football betting last season, CJ Spiller. Spiller did just about everything for this offense in 2009. He returned kicks for TDs, he returned punts for TDs, he carried the ball in the backfield for TDs, he caught passes for TDs; in fact he scored TDs in just about every fashion possible and generally they were very long TDs.
The team will no doubt miss his big play capability but its roster still has plenty of talent on it. Coming off an 8-5 season in which it notched a win over a top ten team (#8 Miami) this team was better than its record indicated as it played a very difficult schedule. The Tigers will look to prove to the sports betting community that they’re the real deal and that this team has a legit shot at the ACC title.
The Mean Green should have very little hope of beating this Clemson squad. However, the team can still salvage some pride by keeping the game from getting out of hand and at least prevent the Tigers from covering the point spread.
RB Lance Dunbar is a gamer and could have give Clemson’s defense some real problems. Last season he was like a poor man’s Spiller as he had 5 TDS of 60 or more yards and has plenty of big play capability. His 1,378 ranked 14th in the country last season in his division and he will be biggest concern for Clemson.