It has been a somewhat predictable start for the teams that started the season ranked in the top 4. Neither of those teams has really been given much of a scare yet, but things might get a little tougher for at least one of them this weekend, with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish heading into Athens to face the Georgia Bulldogs. While the Dawgs are in as a home favorite, it would not be a total shock to see the Irish deliver a bit of an upset. Elsewhere, the other top teams appear to have somewhat easier paths to a win in Week 4 of the college football season.
That includes the defending champion Clemson Tigers, who will be at home to face the Charlotte 49ers, a team that has only been playing Division I football for 6 years. That said, this is one of those games where it can be easy for the favorite to take their foot off the gas and look ahead a little. That’s not something that Clemson does very often, which is why they are in as a 41 ½ point favorite on Saturday night. The point total for this one has been set at 61.
Charlotte vs Clemson 2019 College Football Week 4 Odds & Expert Pick
- When: Saturday, September 21, 7:30 PM EST
- Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson
- TV: ACCN
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: WatchACC
- College Football Week 4 Odds: Clemson -41.5 (Total 61)
- Sunny: 26°C/79°F
- Humidity: 53%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 2%
- Wind: 2 mph S
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Charlotte 49ers?
The Charlotte 49ers come into Week 4 of the season sporting a 2-1 record, but also making it clear that they are a team that is going to be fun to watch this season. All 3 of their games to start the season have been of the shootout variety, so it’s perhaps no real surprise that each of those games easily went OVER the point total.
The chances of that happening again this weekend will likely hinge on whether the 49ers can get any points on the board in a very tough environment. The road has not proven to be kind for Charlotte, though, as they have just 1 win away from home in their last 14 attempts. They have, though, managed to cover the spread in 7 of their last 10.
- Points per game: 45.00
- Passing yards: 241.00
- Rushing yards: 276.00
- Yards per play: 7.13
- Points per game: 42.00
- Passing yards: 121.00
- Rushing yards: 217.50
- Yards per play: 6.10
Why bet on the Clemson Tigers?
It’s perhaps more than a little unfair that we are looking at Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and waiting to see more from hi. The fact of the matter is that it has been a bit of a sloppy start to the year for him, tossing 5 INT’s in his opening 3 games. Those picks have ultimately not hurt the Tigers, but it’s something that will need to be cleared up before Clemson gets into the meat of their schedule.
This is a team tat just continues to roll, racking up an incredible 20 wins in their last 20 games played in September. While the spread here is of the huge variety, it is worth remembering that the Tigers have covered in 5 of their last 6. As far as the point total goes, it has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 9.
- Points per game: 38.00
- Passing yards: 244.50
- Rushing yards: 266.00
- Yards per play: 6.95
- Points per game: 12.00
- Passing yards: 186.50
- Rushing yards: 105.00
- Yards per play: 4.42
Charlotte vs Clemson 2019 College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- 49ers are 1-13 SU in their last 14 games on the road
- 49ers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte’s last 7 games played in September
- Tigers are 17-0 SU in their last 17 games at home
- Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Clemson’s last 7 games played on a Saturday
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Charlotte vs Clemson
There is no doubt that Clemson will win this one comfortably, but they are also going to start pulling their starters in the second half. That could lead to Charlotte getting some garbage time points that allow them to cover and take the point total OVER.
Score: Charlotte 49ers 17 – Clemson Tigers 55