PreviewMatchupProps
Clemson Tigers
9-0
-30
85%
+30
15%
NC State Wolfpack
4-4
Sat, Nov 9 - 7:30p ET   |   ABC   |   Carter-Finley Stadium
By Landon Smith

#5 Clemson Tigers vs NC State Wolfpack Week 11 NCAA Betting Trends / Football Predictions

After being left out of the top four in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, Clemson will be looking not only to win, but to put up some style points when the Tigers travel to North Carolina State for an ACC matchup Saturday.

 

Betting Odds & Stats
#5 Clemson TigersLinesNC State Wolfpack
-12500Opening Odds+5000
-33 (-110)Spread+33 (-110)
Over 53.5 (-110)TotalUnder 53.5 (-110)
Clemson TigersConcensusNC State Wolfpack
68%Spread32%
Over 73%TotalUnder 27%
Clemson TigersScore and statNC State Wolfpack
53.8Predicted Score15.5
9-0 (6-3 ATS)Stats/Additional4-4 (2-5-1 ATS)

 

Reason for #5 Clemson Tigers vs NC State Wolfpack NCAA Football Picks

#5 Clemson Tigers -33

The Tigers (9-0, 6-0 ACC Atlantic), who carry a 24-game winning streak into this contest, can clinch the Atlantic Division for the fifth straight year with a victory and a loss by Wake Forest at Virginia Tech. Everyone else in the Atlantic already has two or more losses, and Clemson hosts the Demon Deacons on Nov. 16.

The Tigers improved to 9-0 with a resounding 59-14 victory over Wofford on Saturday. Trevor Lawrence led the Tigers with four touchdowns while Travis Etienne rushed for 212 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The win was Clemson’s 24th straight. 

The Tigers have been lighting up the scoreboard lately, scoring 45 points or more in four straight games and hitting 50 in two in a row. Clemson ranks fourth in the nation in total defense and has not allowed more than 300 total yards in a game this season.

Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence was 12 of 16 passing for 218 yds and 3 touchdowns.  Clemson running back Travis Etienne had a tremendous game, rushing for 212 yds on 9 carries and 2 touchdowns.  Tree Higgins added a 22 yd touchdown reception.  Higgins had 74 yds receiving in the game.  Clemson had an absurd 702 yds of total offense in the game.  The Tigers rushed for 212 yds en route to the victory.

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NC State Wolfpack +33

North Carolina State fell to 4-4 on the season following its 44-10 loss to Wake Forest on Saturday. The Wolfpack trailed 34-10 at the half and were shutout during the second half. The Wolfpack defense could not stop the Demon Deacons offense and first-time starter quarterback Devin Leary could not generate any drives for NC State. Leary threw a pair of interceptions. 

The defeat to the Demon Deacons was the Wolfpack's fifth straight to a ranked team since a 39-25 victory over then-No. 17 Louisville at home Oct. 25, 2017. This rivalry also has been lopsided in Clemson's favor of late, with the Tigers winning seven straight and 14 of the last 15 meetings.

Devin Leary was 17 of 45 passing for 149 yds and a touchdown, while throwing 2 interceptions.  Cary Angeline added 3 receptions for 46 yds and a touchdown.  NC State was out gained 418 to 265 in the game.  The Wolfpack committed 3 turnovers in the game.

 

The Pick: NC State Wolfpack +33, Over 53.5