Clemson at Wake Forest College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons host the Clemson Tigers at BB&T Field on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 11 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread. The Tigers have an ATS record of 1-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 1-4-0 against the spread
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
09/30/18 WR Cornell Powell Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
09/30/18 LB Kendall Joseph Groin is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
09/30/18 CB Mark Fields Disciplinary is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
09/30/18 CB Trayvon Mullen Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
09/30/18 QB Trevor Lawrence Head left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
09/26/18 QB Kelly Bryant Transferred is out for season
08/24/18 DE Richard Yeargin Left Team is out for season
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
09/30/18 QB Jamie Newman Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/30/18 DB Luke Masterson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/30/18 OL Phil Haynes Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/26/18 LB Nate Mays Foot is out for season
09/06/18 OL Justin Herron ACL is out for season
09/05/18 DB Coby Davis Knee is out for season
09/05/18 DL Elontae Bateman Medical is out for season
08/20/18 RB Tyler Bell Undisclosed is out for season
08/04/18 LB Chase Monroe Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/04/18 LB Jeff Burley Knee is out for season
07/15/18 RB Arkeem Byrd ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Clemson Tigers have run for 1,231 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in college football. They've run 201 times, averaging 6.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 20 times for 198 yards so far this season, which has them 111th in the country in penalties. They are 25th in the nation in points scored with 190. They have run 353 plays this season for 2,500 yards, which ranks them 34th in Division 1 in total offense. The Tigers average 7.1 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 117 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. Trevor Lawrence averages 9.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 49 passes on 76 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 174.9. He has thrown for 693 yards this season.
The Tigers rush defense has allowed 209 attempts for 559 yards this year, putting them in 36th place in D-1 against the run. Clemson has committed 21 penalties for 135 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in college football. They are 27th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 84. They have surrendered a total of 1,402 yards on D, which is 25th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 107 attempts against the Clemson Tigers defense this season, placing them 7th and 7th in Division 1. The Clemson pass defense has also given up a total of 843 yards through the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Clemson Tigers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 54th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Clemson Tigers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 703 yards on 18 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 103rd in Division 1 in punting average. Clemson is ranked 29th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 128 punt return yards and average 12.8 yards per return, which is 37th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 169 yards on special teams, ranking 89th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,797.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons are 24th in the country in points scored with 191. They have run 433 plays this year for 2,454 yards, which ranks them 45th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 5.7 yards per play, which is 78th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 138 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wake Forest has run for 1,238 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in college football. They've run 259 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. Wake Forest has been penalized on offense 15 times for 153 yards so far this year, which has them 126th in the country in penalties. Sam Hartman has passed for 1,185 yards this year. He's completed 95 throws while attempting 164 passes for a completion percentage of 57.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 132.6. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Wake Forest is 104th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 158. They have given up a total of 2,306 yards on D, which is 116th in D-1. The Demon Deacons are 99th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 112 throws on 182 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, ranking them 120th and 117th in the nation. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,360 yards in the air, which is 113th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 199 attempts for 946 yards this season, putting them in 106th place in the country against the run. The Demon Deacons have had 30 penalties for 278 yards on defense this year. That places them 76th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Wake Forest is 9th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 225 punt return yards and average 16.1 yards per return, which is 23rd in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 308 yards on special teams, which puts them 27th in kick return yardage. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 22 yards per kick return and they are 11th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,987. The Demon Deacons have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 22nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Wake Forest kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,004 yards on 24 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 62nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons +11
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