We all look at the bookies prior to the start of the new season to see which teams might be the ones to watch and wager on in college football. This is a sport that is highly unpredictable, though, as we can generally expect some big upsets to happen throughout the season, with those favorites changing from week to week. Through the first 5 weeks of the season, the top 4 NCAAF odds favorites to win it all have remained unchanged, except for some small ranking changes.
The team that has dropped off the most is the Clemson Tigers, who have fallen to #4 after starting the season at #2. They are still an unbeaten team, but it is the nature of those wins that has seen them fall off. A usually stable program is a little wobbly at the moment and they have what could be a very tricky little trip to North Carolina this weekend to face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Tigers need a big performance to get back on track and impress the committee, which will likely mean winning and covering the 17-point spread.
Clemson vs Wake Forest NCAA Football Week 6 Odds
- When: Saturday, October 6 at 3:30 PM EST
- Where: BB&T Field, Winston Salem
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: Watch ESPN
- NCAA Football Week 6 Odds: Clemson -18 (Total 62.5)
- Overcast: 25°C/77°F
- Humidity: 78%
- Precipitation: 25%
- Cloud Cover: 88%
- Wind: 4 mph E
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Clemson Tigers?
The Clemson Tigers have now had a couple of great escapes this season, which has not helped their national ranking. The first came a few weeks ago at College Station, where they needed more than a little luck to get past the Texas A&M Aggies. They also barely escaped last week, scoring late to beat the Syracuse Orange, the team that upset them last season, at home.
The Tigers now also have a bit of a QB issue, as Trevor Lawrence left last week’s game with an injury. They no longer have the cushion of Kelly Bryant, as he transferred out after losing the starting job to Lawrence. Clemson has won 5 of their last 6 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest, but they have not been so good ATS, going 2-6 in their last 8 in Winston Salem.
- Average Score For: 38.00
- Total Yards: 497.60
- Rush Yards: 243.80
- Passing Yards: 253.80
- Average Score Against: 16.80
- Total Yards: 263.60
- Rush Yards: 95.00
- Passing Yards: 168.60
Why bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons?
The Demon Deacons snapped a two-game losing skid with a big win over Rice last weekend. In fairness, their losses were not totally awful, as they came against Boston College and Notre Dame, with Wake Forest starting both of those as the underdog.
As we mentioned earlier, this is a team that has performed well ATS when playing Clemson at home, but they have not been a very good cover bet of late, going just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games, which includes a 1-4 record this season. One bet that you may want to consider here is the UNDER, as that has hit in 7 of the last 10 meetings between these two. The point total for this one has been set at 62.
- Average Score For: 38.20
- Total Yards: 490.80
- Rush Yards: 247.60
- Passing Yards: 243.20
- Average Score Against: 31.60
- Total Yards: 461.20
- Rush Yards: 189.20
- Passing Yards: 272.00
Latest Clemson vs Wake Forest NCAA College Football Week 6 Betting Trends
- Clemson is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Clemson’s last 12 games on the road
- Wake Forest is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest’s last 6 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I am more than a little concerned about playing the Clemson Tigers right now, especially without knowing who will start under center this week. With that in mind, I am on Wake Forest to cover, even though they have burned me already this season.
Score: Clemson Tigers 37 – Wake Forest Demon Deacons 23