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Furman Paladins vs. Clemson Tigers: An Easy College Football Betting Prediction

Posted by: Mike Davis
Contains helmets for the Furman Paladins vs. Clemson Tigers NCAA betting matchup

As we patiently await the beginning of the 2018 college football betting season, BetNow is helping pass the time by taking an early look at the best matchups from Week 1. On the dock for today is an intriguing Furman Paladins vs. Clemson Tigers pairing. The Paladins aren’t the most well-known program in the nation. However, they’ll be looking to up their stake by upsetting the Tigers in their first matchup of the season. Online wagering players should take the Tigers here right?

Furman Paladins vs. Clemson Tigers – Saturday, September 1st       

When: 12:20 pm ET

Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina


Stream: N/A

Baseball Sports Betting Odds:

Furman Paladins TBP

Clemson Tigers TBP

Furman Paladins   

The Furman Paladins turned in an 8-5 record last season that also included a 6-2 record in Southern Conference play. This lead to a 3rd place ranking in the conference. Naturally, the Paladins would miss out on the conference championship. They did however, come out on top in the annual rivalry versus the Citadel. Ultimately, the program performed well enough to garner an invitation to the FCS Playoffs. There they would face Elon in the First Round, coming out on top 28-27. Afterwards, the Paladins would be eliminated by Wofford in the Second Round 10-28. Moving forward, Clay Hendrix is hopeful he can build on last year’s success. This will be his second season at the helm.

Players to Watch: PJ Blazejowski (2,461 passing yards, 19 TD, 5 INT), Antonio Wilcox (814 rushing yards, 14 TD, 1 F), and Thomas Gordon (717 receiving yards, 1 TD, and 39 REC).

Clemson Tigers

Last Season, the Tigers turned in a 12-2 record that also included a 7-1 record in ACC play. Subsequently, the Tigers were ranked 1st in the Atlantic Division. Of course they received an invitation to the ACC Championship game where they would face No. 7 Miami. As was expected, Clemson came out on top decisively 38-3. In the end, Clemson had delivered a good enough performance to receive and invitation to the postseason. Although they were hopeful they could repeat, Alabama ended up elimination them in the semis 6-24.

Players to Watch: Kelly Bryant (2,802 passing yards, 13 TD, 8 INT), Travis Etienne (766 rushing yards, 13 TD, 7.2 AVG), and Hunter Renfrow (602 receiving yards, 3 TD, 60 REC).     

Furman Paladins vs. Clemson Tigers Betting Predictions


  • Furman posted an 8-5 SU record last season
  • Furman was 1-0 ATS last season
  • The Paladins posted a 4-4 record SU on the road last season
  • Clemson posted an 8-1 record SU at home last season
  • Clemson posted a 5-3-1 record ATS at home last season
  • The TOTAL went UNDER in 9 of Clemson’s 15 games last season
Furman Paladins vs. Clemson Tigers Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet NCAA games online take in this Furman Paladins vs. Clemson Tigers pairing? All things considered, it’s best to stick to the Tigers here. The odds aren’t out yet but they’ll be lopsided once they do. However, you can place a large bet on Clemson knowing fully well it will come through. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 54-3 Clemson.