June 15, 2021
2021 Clemson Tigers Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview
The Clemson Tigers lost against Ohio State in the CFP Semifinals by a 49-28 score, suffering a second loss. By Clemson’s standards, that was a failure. That’s how high head coach Dabo Swinney has set to the bar in the upstate.
The Tigers have to replace QB Trevor Lawrence, who now plies his trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The offense must also replace the likes of RB Trevor Etienne, who joins the signal caller in Northeast Florida. That’s three straight NFL Drafts with two Tigers players going in the first round, one year short of the school record for four straight drafts from 2014-17.
Head coach Dabo Swinney has produced 69 total draft picks since the 2009 NFL Draft, behind only Alabama’s Nick Saban. Despite that high turnover, the Tigers just keep reloading. Clemson has 10 consecutive seasons with 10 or more victories, and there is high confidence that an 11th straight double- digit win season is in the offing.
Looking ahead at Clemson’s schedule, they get a neutral-site game at Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 4 against Georgia to kick off the season. After a tune-up game against FCS South Carolina State on Sept. 11, they host Georgia Tech in the ACC opener.
Preseason Best Bet: Over 11.5 Wins +100
2021 Clemson Tigers Schedule
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Clemson Odds to win 2021 ACC Championship
They might not face a huge test until their first true road game against North Carolina State, as they have had trouble at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh in the past. I was actually in attendance for one of the biggest shockers, as the No. 7 Tigers were humbled 37-13 by the Wolfpack on Nov. 19, 2011. The game between these two schools is called the Textile Bowl, and the Tigers have won eight straight meetings since that upset in 2011. But there have been near-misses, including a 38-31 Clemson win Nov. 4, 2017, and a 24-17 overtime win Oct. 15, 2016 in Death Valley.
After a home date with Boston College, and a bye week, another potential pitfall might be Friday, Oct. 15 at Syracuse. It’s not that the Orange are expected to be very good. But there’s something about a full house at the Carrier Dome. We saw it from a mediocre Orange team on Oct. 13, 2017, a 27-24 win over then No. 2 Clemson. There was also a near-upset at Death Valley the following year, although the last two meetings have been blood baths.
Trips to Pittsburgh and Louisville sandwich a home with Florida State, a team which should be much better. Wake Forest pays a visit, and then the Tigers wrap up the season on the road against South Carolina. It wouldn’t be surprising to see an undefeated regular season, and great news for the Tigers that neither Miami, North Carolina nor Notre Dame appear on the schedule.
Clemson Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff
While we’ve spent a lot of time talking offense, it might be defense which helps this team back into the playoff. Clemson racked up 46 sacks and 14 interceptions in 2020, and the Tigers return every player responsible for those 14 picks, and 45 of the 46 sacks. They were in the Top 20 in scoring defense, and will be there again as well.
Clemson 2021 Heisman Contenders & Odds
D.J. Uiagalelei +700
Justyn Ross +6600
The new starting quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei is a Heisman hopeful. We saw him take the reins of the offense for two games last season when Lawrence was down due to COVID-19. He looked more than capable. Lyn-J Dixon and Will Shipley are also two incoming freshman who will ease the loss of Etienne in the backfield.
Uiagalelei will have a big target on the outside, as Justyn Ross elected to return to school for the 2021 season rather than go pro. Uiagalelei will not have Jackson Carman, a left tackle, keeping the QB upright, but Bryan Bresee and Myles Murphy are potential stars along the O-line.
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Betting on the 2021 Clemson Tigers
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