Clemson vs NC State College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers travel to Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the NC State Wolfpack. The spread on this game has Clemson as 32-point favorites. The Tigers are 6-3-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Wolfpack are 2-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-6-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Clemson Tigers played the Wofford Terriers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 59-14. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tigers was Trevor Lawrence who went 12/16 with 218 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Travis Etienne paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 86 yards and he added 2 TD's in the game. He ran for a total of 212 yards by way of 9 carries which had him averaging 23.6 yards per run. Tee Higgins was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 74 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 14.8 yards per reception during the game. The Tigers ran the ball a total of 37 times and earned 419 yards which earned them an average of 11.3 yards per carry. For the contest, the Tigers racked up 28 1st downs and they had a total of 6 infractions for 49 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In all, they finished with a total of 64 plays for a total of 702 yards. In terms of defense, Clemson allowed 4 catches on 10 attempts totaling 117 yards, and a completion percentage of 40.0%. On the day, they allowed a total of 256 yards and forced 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Tigers allowed 139 yards on 45 tries which means they had an average of 3.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 9-0 this year. For total yards, they sit in 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 2nd in the country with 4,909 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 44.2 points per game, putting them 6th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 272.4 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the ACC. The Tigers have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 11.7 points per contest which has them at 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In discussing rushing yards, Clemson is giving up 113.2 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 21st in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3 yards per carry ranking them 3rd in the ACC and 13th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 1,019 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers have conceded 2,457 yards. Teams are completing 47.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.5 yards per try.
In their last game, the NC State Wolfpack played the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and lost 44-10. Jordan Houston paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 22 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 48 yards on 11 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per run. Cary Angeline was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 46 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 15.3 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wolfpack was Devin Leary who went 17/45 with 149 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He threw 2 interceptions during the game. The Wolfpack rushed the ball a total of 26 times and earned 116 yards which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per run. On the day, the Wolfpack totaled 17 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 87 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. For the game, they ran 71 plays which gave them a total of 265 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, NC State gave up 27 catches on 42 throws for a total of 295 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. Against the run, the Wolfpack gave up 123 yards on 46 runs which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 418 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Wolfpack step onto the field holding a record of 4-4. NC State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 151.5 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 80th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,212 rushing yards through 8 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Wolfpack average 396 yards per game overall which has them at 73rd in college football and 6th in the ACC. The Wolfpack are conceding 25.4 points per contest ranking them 6th in the ACC and 50th in the country. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 203 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are conceding 119 yards per contest ranking them 27th in the nation and 4th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This year, they have conceded 952 yards rushing and 12.8 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are giving up 243.1 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Wolfpack currently sit at 8th in the ACC.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +32
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