Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 9/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Truist Field
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-31.5)
Sam Hartman and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons host the Clemson Tigers at Truist Field on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Clemson opens this contest as 31.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 61.
In their last game last season, the Clemson Tigers took the field against the LSU Tigers and took the loss by a score of 42-25 for the title. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Trevor Lawrence who went 18/37 with 234 yards via the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Travis Etienne paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 29 yards and he added 1 TD in this outing. He ran for 78 yards on 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.2 yards per run. Justyn Ross was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 76 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 15.2 yards per reception for that game.
The Tigers head into this game after finishing 14-1 last year. They are one of the dangerous teams in the conference and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yardage, they ranked 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 2nd in Division 1 with 7,934 yards. They were one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 43.9 points per game, putting them 4th in Division 1. As a unit, they had an average of 240.5 rushing yards per game which was 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Tigers had one of the best defenses in Division 1 giving up 13.5 points per game, which had them at 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 3rd in Division 1. In discussing yards on the ground, Clemson allowed 116.3 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 19th in college football. They allowed teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rush which had them at 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 12th in college football overall. In total, they conceded 1,745 rushing yards through 15 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers conceded 4,325 yards. Opponents completed 53.3% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 6.0 yards per try.
In their last game of 2019, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went up against the Michigan State Spartans and added a loss to their record by a score of 27-21. Jamie Newman led the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 87 yards on 17 carries which meant he was running for 5.1 yards per carry. Kendall Hinton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 48 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 16.0 yards per reception in this game. Running the show from under center for the Demon Deacons was Newman who went 12/27 with 175 yards by way of passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception on this day.
The Demon Deacons come into this game after finishing with a record of 8-5. Wake Forest made teams respect their running game by averaging 175.7 yards per game, which had them at 51st in D-1. As a team, they had a total of 2,284 rushing yards through 13 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Demon Deacons averaged 464 yards per game overall which had them at 16th in D-1 and 3rd in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Demon Deacons ranked 5th in the ACC and 41st out of all the teams in the country averaging 31.8 points per contest.
The Demon Deacons gave up 29.1 points per contest which put them at 8th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 75th in the nation. When it comes to points given up, they gave up 378 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they allowed 163.7 yards per game which put them at 74th in college football and 9th in the ACC. In 2019, they conceded 2,128 yards rushing. Their pass defense was one of the middle of the road units in college football. They gave up 252.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Demon Deacons were ranked 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers -31.5 and under 61 total points
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