Clemson Stands as Huge NCAAF Betting Favorite Against Wake Forest.

Clemson Stands as Huge NCAAF Betting Favorite Against Wake Forest

Written by on October 3, 2017

There are some who would suggest that college football has become a little predictable over the past few years. After all, we have had back to back championship games featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers, and 5 weeks into the 2017 college football season, it is once again those two teams who are dominating, as the NCAAF betting odds shows week after week. Rather than be bored by the run of these two teams, you need to take a moment to marvel at their consistency, especially when you consider how many talented players they lose to the NFL draft every single year. The Clemson Tigers were hit particularly hard by that this past offseason, to the point where many people believed they might take a step backward this season. That has not been the case, though, as Clemson has, to this point at least, defended their National Championship crown in some considerable style. The bookies believe that they will continue to roll this weekend when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, as the Tigers have been installed as a 21 ½ point favorite for this one and the point total is set at 47.5 points.

Wake Forest at Clemson NCAAF Betting Odds & Preview

  • When: Saturday, October 7, 12 PM EST
  • Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Radio: 98.1 FM (Wake Forest) / 105.5 (Clemson)
  • NCAAF Betting Odds: Clemson -21 (Over/Under at 47.5 points)

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 24°C/76°F
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precipitation: 31%
  • Cloud Cover: 60%
  • Wind: 5 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Clemson leads 9-1
  • Score: Wake Forest 12.90 / Clemson 35
  • Rush Yards: Wake Forest 74.70 / Clemson 155.90
  • Pass Attempts: Wake Forest 31.70 / Clemson 35.50
  • Completion Percentage: Wake Forest 57.10 / Clemson 67.04
  • Passing Yards: Wake Forest 156.20 / Clemson 290.90
  • Total Yards: Wake Forest 230.9 / Clemson 446.8
  • Turnovers: Wake Forest 0.80 / Clemson 1.50

Why Bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons?

Anyone who believes that the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are heading to Clemson to give themselves up as some sort of sacrificial lamb may be in for a bit of a surprise. This is a team that is coming into this meeting with a 4-1 record, with their lone defeat coming at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles last weekend. They were very competitive on that one, eventually falling 26-19. This is a team that has been defensively sounded through the first 5 weeks of the season, and you have to believe that their goal will be to go into Clemson and try to frustrate the Tigers and force them into making mistakes. It’s a plan of action that might work for a short period of time, but it’s hard to imagine that they will be able to keep the powerhouse Clemson offense at bay for all 4 quarters. Wake Forest has won 5 of their last 6 games, and they have been a very good ATS bet on the road, going 7-2 in their last 9. Overall, they are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 34
  • Total Yards: 419
  • Rush Yards: 192.20
  • Passing Yards: 226.80
  • Average Score Against: 14.40
  • Total Yards: 316.8
  • Rush Yards: 132.40
  • Passing Yards: 184.40

Why Bet on the Clemson Tigers?

We all knew that the Clemson Tigers were going to be good again this season, but there were some doubts as to whether they would be championship good, as this was a team that lost a lot of great players to the NFL draft. The biggest hole that Clemson had to fill was at the QB position, with DeShaun Watson making the jump to the pros in the offseason. He has hardly been missed, as young Kelly Bryant has come in and looked like a start early on. Once again, the Clemson Tigers are the NCAAF Betting favorites. College football fans are all still waiting for that one game where the occasion finally gets to him, but he has stayed cool under pressure, helping Clemson to some signature wins to start the season, all on the way to a perfect 5-0 start. It has certainly helped the young man to have a defense that looks impenetrable at times. Clemson are just 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games versus Wake Forest, although they are 5 for 5 in their last 5 home meetings against this weekend’s opponent.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 36.40
  • Total Yards: 475.2
  • Rush Yards: 247.40
  • Passing Yards: 227.80
  • Average Score Against: 10.80
  • Total Yards: 250
  • Rush Yards: 92
  • Passing Yards: 158

Latest NCAAF Betting Trends

  • Demon Deacons are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games on the road
  • Demon Deacons are 6-17 SU in their last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest’s last 5 games on the road
  • Tigers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Tigers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Clemson’s last 25 games at home

Expert NCAAF Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is a game that I fully expect the Clemson Tigers to win, but this may be more of a defensive struggle early on, which may help keep the point total UNDER. I think the Demon Deacons lose but do enough to cover. Score: Wake Forest Demon Deacons 17 – Clemson Tigers 30
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