NC State Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers NCAA Football Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
This weekend’s NCAA football betting lineup offers some rather intriguing matchups. One such pairing is this Saturday’s which pits the No. 16 program in the nation against the 3rd best team. On top of that, both sides are undefeated thus far into the season and it’ll be interesting to see who tastes defeat for the first time this Saturday. So, what kind of turnout are the NCAA legal betting odds predicting for this Week 8 match?
NC State Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers – Saturday, Oct. 20th
When: 3:30 pm ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAA Football Betting Odds:
NC State Wolfpack
The Wolfpack charge into this weekend’s action sporting a 5-0 record that pegs them as the 2nd best program in the ACC Atlantic. With a 2-0 record in ACC play, NC State isn’t too far behind the Atlantic leading Clemson Tigers and their 3-0 conference record. With this in mind, it’s clear that NC State has a tremendous opportunity to take the lead in the division this weekend. Unfortunately for the Wolfpack, the NCAA football betting odds don’t think they’ll be able to get the job done on the road. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that NC State might have a hard time keeping pace with Clemson’s explosive offense. Right now No. 16 NC State is putting up 33.0 points per game. While this is no doubt impressive, it still pales in comparison to the 42.2 that Clemson delivers. Defensively the Wolfpack are also at a disadvantage albeit not as drastic. NC State gives up roughly 16 points per game while the Tigers only give up 14.5. That’s not much of a difference but it might end up playing a large role in Saturday’s matchup.
Players to Watch: Ryan Finley (1,621 passing yards, 10 TD, 3 INT), Reggie Gallaspy II (324 rushing yards, 7 TD, 3.6 AVG), and Kelvin Harmon (534 receiving yards, 2 TD, 33 REC).
The Tigers pounce into this weekend’s action sporting a flawless 6-0 record. On top of that, Clemson has posted a 3-0 record so far in ACC play. Considering that NC State is Clemson’s biggest threat in the Atlantic Division, you can bet they’ll be looking to leave them in the sand this weekend. The odds are pegging Clemson as a massive favorite. At the end of the day, they’re coming off a massive 63-3 win and should be able to use their momentum to take care of an inferior team at home. Furthermore, Clemson is 9-1 against NC State in their last 10 run ins and 3-0 in their last 3 meetings. With that in mind, it’s pretty clear which way bettors should lean this Saturday.
Players to Watch: Trevor Lawrence (868 passing yards, 11 TD, 2 INT), Travis Etienne (761 rushing yards, 11 TD, 9.2 AVG), and Tee Higgins (307 receiving yards, 3 TD, 18 REC).
NC State Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers Betting Predictions
NC State Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this NC State Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers matchup? All in all, Clemson is the only way to lean here. The money line isn’t that lucrative so you should stick to the spread or TOTALs. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 38-28 Clemson.