Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-3.5)
The Clemson Tigers (7-3) host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-1) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Wake Forest opens as 3.5-point dogs. The betting total is set at 56.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons come into this matchup with a record of 9-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Demon Deacons faced the NC State Wolfpack and took a loss by a score of 58-45. Sam Hartman finished 20/47 with 290 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 89.3 and finished the contest with 3 interceptions. Justice Ellison was the best rusher for the Demon Deacons with 17 carries for 56 yds (3.3 yds per carry). The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ended up rushing 44 different times and had 116 yards, earning them an average of 2.6 yards per tote. When the final whistle blew, they ran 91 plays which gave them 406 yds. Wake Forest relinquished 16 pass completions on 26 attempts for 216 yards, and a completion rate of 61.5%. In the running game, the Demon Deacons conceded 358 yards on 52 tries, which averages out to 6.9 yards per run allowed.
The Demon Deacons have racked up 4,985 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Wake Forest has totaled 30 passing touchdowns and 25 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 different times. Wake Forest has accounted for 253 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 57 infractions for 538 yards. As a unit they're averaging 180.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 50th in D-1. When talking about scoring points, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 44.7 points per outing.
Regarding yards through the air, the Demon Deacons have conceded 2,382 yds which has them sitting in 93rd in college football. They are allowing 238.2 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.8%. In total, they are giving up 440.5 yards per contest putting them at 119th in the nation. They have conceded 19 touchdowns through the air in addition to 17 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing 4.9 yards per rush and 202.3 yards on the ground per game this season. Overall, they have given up 2,023 rushing yards through 10 games. The Demon Deacons are sitting in 98th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 29.1 points per game.
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The Tigers head into this matchup 7-3 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 44-24 when they faced the Connecticut Huskies. D.J. Uiagalelei (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 241 yards on 21/44 through the air while his QB rating was 89.9. He tossed 1 interception and his Y/A was 5.5. Phil Mafah carried the football 17 times for 49 yds, ending the game with 2.9 yards per attempt for Clemson. Clemson ran the ball for 3.1 yards per carry, totaling 129 yards on 42 attempts. The Tigers finished the game with 476 yds while running 99 plays (4.8 yards per play). The Tigers secondary allowed a completion rate of 52.2%, surrendering 174 yds on 12 for 23 passing. Clemson allowed 47 attempts on the ground for 223 yds (4.7 yds per rush).
The Clemson Tigers hold an average of 346.6 yards per outing, which is good for 107th in the nation. The Clemson offense has compiled 522 penalty yds on 65 infractions, which is 56th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season so far, the Tigers have earned 1,989 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 198.9 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 99th in the nation. Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Tigers rank 95th in college football scoring 24.4 PPG.
Clemson has yielded a total of 1,133 yards on the ground (113.3 yards per game) and 5 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have allowed the opposition 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 197.8 yards/outing, which has them in 41st in college football. The Tigers defense has participated in 696 plays, which has them sitting 94th in the country. The Tigers are conceding 15.3 points per contest, which puts them 15th in D-1. This year, they have surrendered 153 total points.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -3.5
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