Game Time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 13, 2021
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Where to Watch: ACC Network
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: UConn +41, Clemson -41; Over/Under: 50.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: UConn +41, Clemson -41; Over/Under: 51 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: UConn +40.5, Clemson -40.5; Over/Under: 50.5 points
Connecticut Huskies: 1-8 (7th place, FBS Independents)
Clemson Tigers: 6-3 (3rd place, ACC Atlantic)
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Connecticut Huskies vs Clemson Tigers Preview and Analysis
Connecticut Huskies: lost at home on Oct. 22 against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 44-13.
Clemson Tigers: won on the road on Nov. 6 against the Louisville Cardinals 30-24.
Connecticut Huskies Analysis
The UConn Huskies are coming into this game with a 1-8 record overall and they are 0-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have just 1 win all season that snapped a massive losing streak that they were on extending back to last season, but they are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game still. Steven Krajewski did not play well in that game as he completed 21/37 passes for 237 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Nathan Carter led the team in rushing with 30 yards on 8 carries but they did not get much of a run game going for them in that one. Keelan Marion led the receivers with 74 yards on 4 receptions while Brandon Niemenski caught the only touchdown pass for them in that one. They have scored 146 points in their 9 games this season averaging 16.2 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 324 points against them allowing 36 PPG. Their offense is averaging 281.7 YPG while their defense is allowing 438.1 YPG.
Clemson Tigers Analysis
Clemson is coming into this game with a 6-3 record overall and they are 4-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 4 of their last 5 games and they are coming into this one on a 2 game winning streak after another win in their last game. DJ Uiagalelei played alright in that game as he completed 18/30 passes for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns. Will Shipley led the team in rushing with 47 yards on 14 carries while Uiagalelei ran in the only TD on the ground for them in that one. Beaux Collins led the receivers with 104 yards and 1 touchdown on 6 receptions while Davis Allen caught the other touchdown pass in that one. Trenton Simpson led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Simpson also led the defense in sacks in that game with 2 while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one. They have scored 200 points in their 9 games this season averaging 22.2 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 146 points against them allowing 16.2 PPG. The Clemson offense is averaging 332.2 YPG while their defense is allowing 334.7 YPG.
Connecticut vs Clemson Prediction
UConn is coming into this game as a 41 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. UConn has been awful this season but they finally got their first win in a long time a few weeks ago and that is something for them to build on. They also have not been blown out in a lot of their games this season and were very close to winning more than just 1 game this season. Clemson is favored by 41 points here and they have not even scored 41 points in any games this season against an FBS opponent. Their defense has been good this season but their offense is struggling a lot and even if they play well here it is unlikely that they are even going to reach 41 points at all. The best bet to place in this game is UConn to cover the spread here.
Connecticut Clemson Prediction: Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 13, 2021 (12:00 pm ET start time) is Clemson 38 UConn 10.
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NCAAF Betting Trends
Connecticut Huskies: 111-123 ATS in all games. 77-81 ATS as an underdog. 39-50 ATS as a road underdog. 52-59 ATS in road games.
Clemson Tigers: 186-171 ATS in all games. 43-38 ATS when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 90-86 ATS in home games. 56-45 ATS in November games.
Connecticut Huskies: J. Rose (TE) Prob Sat - Illness. B. Keating (LS) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. W. Meyer (OL) Out indefinitely - Illness.
Clemson Tigers: A. Booth Jr. (CB) Ques Sat - Concussion. J. Ngata (WR) Out indefinitely - Foot injury. K. Pace (RB) Ques Sat - Concussion.
"This program is loaded with potential, and I look forward to getting to know the student-athletes on the team and am eager to get to work!" - Jim Mora on becoming the new head coach of this program, active after November 28.
"We're hitting our stride right now. We're almost there." - DJ Uiagalelei after their win against Louisville in their last game.
WR Kevens Clercius
WR Aaron Turner
WR Marion, Keelan
TE Niemenski, Brandon
QB Krajewski, Steven
RB Carter, Nathan
WR Justyn Ross
WR Williams, E.J.
WR Collins, Beaux
TE Allen, Davis
QB Uiagalelei, D.J.
RB Kobe Pace
Passing: S. Krajewski (938)
Rushing: N. Carter (469)
Receiving: K. Marion (420)
Touchdowns: K. Marion (5)
Passing: D. Uiagalelei (1511)
Rushing: W. Shipley (438)
Receiving: J. Ross (484)
Touchdowns: W. Shipley (7)
Connecticut Huskies: Lou Spanos (Interim)
Clemson Tigers: Dabo Swinney (14th season)