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.
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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.
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.
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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