Can Duke hang with heavily favored Clemson?

Duke quarterback Riley Leonard (10) had a breakout season final 12 months. (AP Photograph/Gerry Broome, File)

There is just one FBS soccer sport on Monday. Whoever set it might have picked a greater matchup.

Clemson is a 13-point favourite at BetMGM in opposition to Duke. Hey, we’ll take what we get.

It has been a troublesome run for Duke in opposition to Clemson. In line with the Fayetteville Observer, the Tigers have gained 25 of the final 30 in opposition to Duke, and are 5-0 within the final 5 conferences with a median margin of victory of 31 factors.

Clemson is ranked ninth within the nation and whereas they have not been as dominant because the Deshaun Watson/Trevor Lawrence groups of some years in the past, the Tigers nonetheless have loads of future professional expertise. Clemson has a powerful protection, a very good quarterback in Cade Klubnik and a deep speeding assault. There is a cause they’re 13-point favorites in a street sport in opposition to a convention rival proper out of the gate.

Duke’s greatest likelihood for an upset in all probability rides on its twin menace quarterback, Riley Leonard. If Leonard has a giant sport, maybe it may be a good sport late. It is not straightforward beginning a university soccer season with a real street sport like Clemson is doing. Clemson is the clearly higher workforce but it surely’s not a simple spot for the Tigers.

It doesn’t matter what, we now have a sport that counts on Monday evening. Then the NFL takes over Monday nights in every week.

Here is the primary take a look at the sports activities betting slate for Monday:

MLB has 11 video games

It is going to all the time be a bit odd why MLB would not have a full schedule on a Monday vacation, however no less than there are 11 video games for us.

One of the best sport is a battle between two of the AL West contenders, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. The Seattle Mariners lead the division however the Astros and Rangers are only a sport behind, tied for second. The Astros and Rangers are every -110 for the opener of the collection, which is becoming.

The opposite spotlight of the Monday schedule is the San Francisco Giants vs. the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are within the second NL wild-card spot and the Giants are one in every of three groups tied for the final wild-card spot. The Cubs are -140 residence favorites for the opener.

What’s one of the best guess?

It could be good to have extra video games on the board for Labor Day, however we’ll make do. The Philadelphia Phillies mashed the ball in August and despite the fact that they dropped two of three to the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, the San Diego Padres have been disappointing all season. I will fortunately take the Phillies as a slight -105 favourite in opposition to Padres starter Wealthy Hill, who had a nasty August. I am undecided why San Diego can be favored.

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