UCONN at Clemson - 11/13/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

UCONN at Clemson - 11/13/21 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Clemson Tigers (6-3) vs UCONN Huskies (1-8)

Game Info: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)

Betting Odds: Clemson Tigers -40.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Connecticut will travel to Clemson on Saturday afternoon in a college football matchup scheduled for Saturday morning. The Huskies have only won one game this season and are coming off a 44-13 blowout loss to Middle Tennessee State while Clemson has won consecutive games over Florida State and Louisville. Clemson is 6-3 on the season but has only covered the spread twice. 

In their last time out the Huskies lost to Middle Tennessee by a final of 44-13. The Huskies rank 126 in yards per game at 281.6. In the loss to MTSU they were out-gained 473 to 3-4 yards and only had 67 yards rushing. They gave up 28 first downs and only had 15 first downs themselves.

Sophomore quarterback Steven Krajewski has completed 56.3 percent of his passes for 938 yards and six touchdowns to seven interceptions. Wide receiver Keelan Marion has been the top target in the passing game, catching 23 passes for 420 yards and five touchdowns. Running back Nathan Carter has rushed 104 times for 469 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. Kevin Mensah has added 73 attempts for 246 yards. 

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The Tigers opened the year with a loss to now-top ranked Georgia. The Clemson Tigers have been playing good football down the stretch of the season, winning four of their last 5 games to improve to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the ACC. They could still win the ACC Atlantic Division, as they only trail first place Wake Forest (5-1) by a half a game and NC State (4-1) by one game in the standings.

The Tigers are coming off a 30-24 win last Saturday at Louisville as a 3.5 point favorite. In their last game QB D.J. Uiagalelei went 18 for 30 for 220 passing yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for 12 yards and a touchdown. 

On the season, Uiagalelei has completed 56.2% of his passes for 1,511 yards and seven touchdowns, but he has also thrown six interceptions. He had 171 passing yards on 14 completions against SC State in Week 2. Wide receiver Justyn Ross has caught 43 passes for a team-best 474 yards and three touchdowns, while wide receiver Joseph Ngata has added 23 receptions for 438 yards.

The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Tigers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. I like the Huskies with the points as Clemson has failed to show dominance this year. This spread is way too large 

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Clayton’s Pick UConn +40.5

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