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College Football Week 9 Picks: Clemson Tigers vs. Maryland Terrapins

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 22, 2013

College Football Week 9 Picks: Clemson Tigers vs. Maryland Terrapins

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    The Clemson Tigers have won 14 consecutive games by a double-digit margin versus unranked opponents, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 9 picks on Saturday as they prepare to take on the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Tigers are 14-point road favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 60.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this ACC matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

Clemson Tigers

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    The Clemson Tigers are 6-1 straight up and 3-4 against the spread during the 2013 season. This Saturday, they will attempt to bounce back from last Saturday's humiliating 51-14 defeat to the Florida State Seminoles, in which they were five-point home underdogs.

    College football handicappers need to be aware that Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd has compiled a perfect 5-0 record on artificial surfaces over his career. 

Maryland Terrapins

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    The Maryland Terrapins have alternated wins and losses over their last three contests. This Saturday, they will attempt to bounce back from last weekend's 34-10 setback to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, when they were 4.5-point road favorites.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Terrapins are 0-5 straight up and 1-4 against the spread as underdogs of 10.5 to 21 points. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Clemson Tigers, as they've covered the number in 10 of their last 14 conference games.

    College Football Pick: Clemson Tigers -14

     

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