NCAAF 2021 Regular Season – Clemson vs NC State Betting Preview

NCAAF 2021 Regular Season – Clemson vs NC State Betting Preview

The Clemson Tigers head to NC State with a lot on the line. So far this season, Clemson has not shown they deserve a spot in the College Football Playoffs. The Tigers have struggled on offense when averaging a terrible 22 points per. Will Clemson right the ship against NC State? Or will the Wolfpack surprise Dabo Swinney’s squad? Check out NCAAF odds, analysis, and free picks for Tigers versus Wolfpack. 

College Football Odds and Predictions – Clemson Tigers vs NC State Wolfpack

#9 Clemson Tigers at NC State Wolfpack Game Odds & Info

  • When: Saturday, Sep. 25 at 3:30 pm ET 
  • Where: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
  • TV / Streaming: ESPN / ESPN+ 
  • ATS Odds: Clemson -10 (-105)

Why bet on #9 Clemson versus NC State?

Although Clemson hasn’t shown the firepower on offense that they have in recent seasons, the Tigers enter their game versus NC State with a 2-1 record and a 9th in the nation ranking. Eventually, everyone will get on the same page on the offensive side of the ball. That could happen versus an NC State squad that allowed Mississippi State to score 24 on Sep. 11. 

Clemson Tigers Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 322.7
  • Passing Yards: 188.7
  • Rushing Yards: 134.0
  • Points Scored: 22.0
  • Turnovers: 2

Clemson Tigers Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 266.7
  • Passing Yards: 156.7
  • Rushing Yards: 110.0
  • Points Scored: 7.0
  • Takeaways: 2

Why bet on NC State versus #9 Clemson?

After three games, it’s difficult to say NC State is a worse team than Clemson. The Wolfpack’s lone loss happened against an SEC team, Mississippi State. Uncharacteristically, NC State allowed 24 points in that game. USF scored 0 in a 45-0 contest. Furman scored 7 in a 45-7 Wolfpack victory. If NC State’s defense is at the top of its game, the Wolfpack should have no trouble covering this spread. 

NC State Wolfpack Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 455.7
  • Passing Yards: 274.0
  • Rushing Yards: 181.7
  • Points Scored: 33.3
  • Turnovers: 2

NC State Wolfpack Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 261.0
  • Passing Yards: 188.3
  • Rushing Yards: 72.7
  • Points Scored: 10.3
  • Takeaways: 4

Relevant Trends for #9 Clemson at NC State

  • Tigers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games as a road favorite
  • Clemson is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games
  • Under is 5-1 in the Tigers last 6 games
  • Wolfpack is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games
  • Road team is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings
  • Over is 6-1 in Wolfpack’s last 7 games as an underdog

#9 Clemson versus NC State Final Betting Prediction

This is one of the toughest games to handicap in week 4 because we don’t know how good Clemson is. The Tigers could be worthy of a CFP spot. Or they could be as bad as they’ve played.

To make matters more interesting, we also don’t know how good NC State is. The Wolfpack fumbled an opportunity to prove they can hang with an SEC team after Miss State beat them 24-10.

One thing we do know, though, is that the Wolfpack can score. NC State dropped 45 onto both USF and Furman. Clemson could muster just 14 versus one of the worst teams in the ACC, Georgia Tech. 

That doesn’t mean NC State wins this outright. Either team could eke out a victory. Both teams should play excellent defense. Taking the 10 points is necessary in what projects as a defensive struggle.    

NCAAF Week 4 Pick: NC State


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