Placing a Vegas Spread on the Clemson vs. The Citadel match-up this Saturday
The Tigers opened up the season with a commanding 37-13 win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons that really wasn’t as close as the score indicated and they will now turn their attention to The Citadel for a game that should provide opportunities to play a bunch of young players and develop depth.
Since this is an FBS vs. FCS game, Vegas will not release an official line for the match-up. That’s why we at Rubbing the Rock have you covered.
What would the Vegas Spread be for Clemson vs. The Citadel? The answer is a lot…
We can expect that Clemson won’t intentionally run up the score against The Citadel, but we can also expect that the Tigers are still going to score a ton of points.
Even the second and third-stringers are going to have a chance to score touchdowns.
In addition, knowing what we know about The Citadel, the Bulldogs are going to have a tough time moving the ball. Clemson showed a little bit of a deficiency in the secondary, but The Citadel is by no means a passing team. Instead, they’ll try to run the ball and that simply isn’t going to work well against that vaunted Tiger front-seven.
The result? Clemson will win this game and it shouldn’t be all that close.
If we were placing a spread on the game (just for fun, of course) it would look something like this:
- Spread: Clemson -48.5
- Over/Under: 61.5
The Tigers should win this game by a hefty amount and, honestly, 48.5 may be too little just depending on how things go once the backups get into the game.
Either way, it should be fun to watch for Clemson football fans wanting a little glimpse into what the future holds as the program continues to develop and grow with the game this weekend.