Clemson at NC State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Carter-Finley Stadium is the venue for the game between the Clemson Tigers and the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 7 point favorites. The Wolfpack are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-5-0. The Tigers are 4-3-1 ATS and their over/under record is 2-6-0.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 4-3-1 against the spread
Important NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
10/29/17 CB Marcus Edmond Foot is "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/29/17 CB Mark Fields Foot is "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/29/17 S Nolan Turner Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/24/17 TE Garrett Williams Knee is out indefinitely
09/23/17 TE Cole Renfrow ACL out for season
09/22/17 PK Greg Huegel ACL out for season
09/21/17 LB Logan Rudolph Shoulder out for season
09/08/17 QB Tucker Israel Illness out indefinitely
08/23/17 DE Richard Yeargin Neck out for season
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
10/29/17 DE Deonte Holden Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
10/29/17 RB Nyheim Hines Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
10/14/17 LB Riley Nicholson Left Team out for season
10/09/17 LB Brock Miller Shoulder out for season
10/01/17 RB Dakwa Nichols Knee out for season
09/30/17 DT Dante Johnson Lower Body out for season
09/30/17 RB Marquise Braxton Lower Body out for season
09/14/17 CB James Valdez Knee out for season
09/05/17 DB Freddie Phillips Jr. Achilles out for season
09/05/17 DB Trae Meadows Personal out indefinitely
08/24/17 RB Erin Collins Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/17 DE Xavier Lyas Suspension out indefinitely
08/24/17 LB Isaiah Moore Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Clemson Tigers have run for 1,803 yards as a unit, which ranks 26th in the nation. They've run 343 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 47 times for 408 yards so far this year, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. They are 41st in Division 1 in points scored with 258. They have run 594 plays this year for 3,616 yards, which ranks them 69th in the nation in total offense. The Tigers average 6.1 yards per play, which is 41st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 180 1st downs this season, ranking them 40th overall as an offensive unit. Kelly Bryant has completed 141 throws while attempting 209 passes for a completion percentage of 67.5%. He has passed for 1,582 yards this year. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 136.7.
The Tigers rush defense has given up 303 attempts for 953 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the country against the run. They have had 44 penalties for 353 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in Division 1. Clemson is 6th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 105. They have given up a total of 2,256 yards on D, which is 8th in the nation. The Tigers are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 117 throws on 224 attempts against the Clemson Tigers defense this season, ranking them 13th and 28th in the country. The Clemson pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,303 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Clemson Tigers have tried 11 field goals this year and made 5, which is 109th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 46%. Clemson Tigers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,804 yards on 42 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 39th in the NCAA in punting average. Clemson is 17th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 165 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 40th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 202 yards on special teams, which puts them 126th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 17 yards per kick return and they are 50th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,983.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolfpack are 39th in Division 1 in points scored with 262. They have run 583 plays this season for 3,535 yards, which ranks them 26th in the nation in total offense. The NC State Wolfpack average 6.1 yards per play, which is 42nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 182 1st downs this year, placing them 34th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NC State has run for 1,292 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in the country. They've run 292 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 49 times for 416 yards so far this season, which has them 70th in the nation in penalties. Ryan Finley has thrown for 2,181 yards this season. He has completed 189 passes on 285 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.8. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw.
NC State is 51st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 194. They have surrendered a total of 3,071 yards on D, which is 59th in Division 1. The Wolfpack are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 166 passes on 290 attempts against the NC State defense this season, placing them 99th and 112th in the country. The NC State Wolfpack pass defense has also given up a total of 2,113 yards through the air, which is 102nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 263 attempts for 958 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in D-1 against the run. The Wolfpack have committed 54 penalties for 430 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 65th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
NC State is ranked 88th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 159 punt return yards and average 15.9 yards per return, which is 9th in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 516 yards on special teams, ranking 42nd in kick return yardage. The NC State Wolfpack average 24 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,210. The Wolfpack have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 6, which is 103rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 55%. NC State kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,610 yards on 37 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 31st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -7
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