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June 27, 2023

Summer and schoolusually don’t mix too well, but in this instance, it’s an ideal time to take a look at the college football landscape.

We’ll be suggesting our favorite win total bets, looking at conference odds and taking a look at key players for Heisman futures in every Power Five conference.

This week belongs to the ACC (plus Notre Dame ☘️ for win totals), and let’s start off with an over that has caught Max Meyer’s eye.

Clemson Over 9.5 Wins (-160)

The juice is a bitter pill to swallow, but I’d still take the over if this win total was 10. Here are a few reasons why…

Garrett Riley as the New Offensive Coordinator
The same guy who turned Max Duggan into a Heisman finalist will now be working with former 5-star Cade Klubnik. Riley’s playcalling should open up an offense that has had its fair share of issues in recent seasons.

Continuity on Defense
It was a tough debut for Wes Goodwin at defensive coordinator after he took over for Brent Venables, with growing pains implementing his system and a rash of injuries on the defensive line. He has eight returning starters, though, and those players have another year of familiarity of Goodwin’s scheme under their belts.

Favorable Schedule
Clemson’s three toughest games (Florida State, Notre Dame and North Carolina) are all at home. Its toughest road affair (at Miami) comes after a bye week. Clemson’s first three games (at Duke, Charleston Southern, FAU) don’t feature a strong defense, so will have time to work out the kinks of Riley’s new offense.