Last Updated on November 6, 2020

Clemson vs. Notre Dame is the marquee game of Week 10 of the college football season. We knew this game would attract the attention of bettors and now we are starting to see how the public is betting this ACC grudge match. Despite the fact that the Tigers are going to be without Heisman Trophy frontrunner Trevor Lawrence, the public still loves Clemson.

Here are the current betting splits on Clemson vs. Notre Dame.


Who is the Public On?

Teams Spread % Handle % Bet Tickets Total Points % Handle % Bet Tickets Moneyline % Handle % Bet Tickets
#1 Clemson -5.5 80% 51% Over 51.5 88% 89% -286 52% 66%
#4 Notre Dame +5.5 20% 49% Under 51.5 12% 11% +180 48% 34%


Let’s break down some of these numbers. The bet tickets on the spread are split almost evenly. However, the 51% of bet tickets that are in on Clemson make up 80% of the total cash. That means that bettors who are backing Clemson are putting big money down. This could be an indication that sharp bettors are driving this number up.

The moneyline numbers are split pretty evenly with the total handle as a 52/48 split that favors Clemson. When it comes to the total, the public is all in on the over.

This will be the third meeting between Clemson and Notre Dame since 2015 with the Tigers taking both games. Their most recent meeting was in the College Football Playoff in 2018. Clemson abused Notre Dame in every facet of the game, winning 30-3 in a landslide victory. With that said, Trevor Lawrence won’t be out there this time around.

Clemson will rely on true freshman D.J Uiagalelei for the second consecutive week. Boston College jumped out to an early lead against Clemson last week, but Uiagalelei was able to engineer a second-half comeback to save the day. They can’t afford to fall behind Notre Dame in the same fashion this week.

This game will have long-term implications for National Championship odds as well. Clemson is currently the consensus favorite to win it all, but Ohio State and Alabama are not far behind. Notre Dame is still in the mix as well, but they are due for a sizable jump up if they can pull off the upset.