Boston College vs Clemson Prediction: College Football Picks
October 1, 2021
Boston College vs Clemson is a game that wasn’t expected to be all that competitive heading into this season. But the poor form of Clemson over the last few weeks has made this into a game worth watching in the ACC. With Clemson already suffering two losses this year, their status as a heavy favorite in this game might not be justified. In this set of college football picks, we look at Clemson and Boston College ahead of their Week 5 contest.
Boston College Eagles vs Clemson Tigers Betting Pick
Why bet Boston College:
✅ Clemson has been abysmal offensively so far this season, which will make it easier on the defense of Boston College. The Tigers have yet to score more than 21 points against a Power 5 opponent this year, and have been held to 14 or less in two of their three games against Power 5 teams.
✅ Boston College has shown that it can move the ball more effectively than Clemson so far this season, especially with its running game. The Eagles are getting over 100 yards per game on average from Pat Garwo III, who could help tilt this game in BC’s favor.
✅ From a motivational standpoint, Clemson is experiencing their first game in a long time where they will be out of playoff contention. Boston College should be able to take advantage of a Clemson team suffering from a rare motivational lull.
Boston College enters this game against the Clemson Tigers at 4-0 on the year, having played their closest game of the year in their last contest against the Missouri Tigers. Boston College won that game by seven points, marking their first victory against a Power 5 opponent on the season. Now, the Eagles will look to put themselves on the map in the ACC against Clemson.
In order for BC to pick up a signature win in Death Valley, they will need to move the ball against a solid Clemson defense. Stopping Clemson hasn’t been a big problem so far this year for any of their opponents. But if BC can’t score a few times, they aren’t going to be able to make the most of the opportunity that they have been given here.
Clemson is likely to be out of the College Football Playoff race entirely, now that they have lost two games through the first four weeks of the season. But they have plenty to play for the rest of the way, as the ACC championship is still a possibility. To keep their hopes alive, the Tigers will have to do a better job of putting points on the board.
Against Boston College, the Tigers come in with a talent advantage. But that talent edge has not translated into points enough for Clemson to be above .500 on the year. It will take a stronger showing from DJ Uiagalelei in particular for Clemson to pick up a win against an opponent they nearly lost to last year as well.