Clemson Tigers vs NC State Wolfpack Prediction, 10/28/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wolfpack (+10)
Carter-Finley Stadium is the site where the NC State Wolfpack (4-3) will take on the Clemson Tigers (4-3) on Saturday, October 28, 2023. NC State opens this matchup as 10-point dogs. The total is set at 43.
The Clemson Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 this year. In their last game, the Tigers played against the Miami Hurricanes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 28-20. Will Shipley was the leader on the ground for the Tigers with 15 totes for 44 yards (2.9 yds per carry). Cade Klubnik connected on 18/34 with 314 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 144 and finished the contest with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Tigers conceded 211 yds on 38 tries, which averages out to 5.6 yds per run allowed. Clemson gave up 24 pass completions on 33 attempts for a total of 151 yards, and a completion rate of 72.7%. For the game, they tallied 68 plays for 345 yards. The Clemson Tigers ended up rushing 34 different times and recorded 31 yds, which had them averaging 0.9 yds per carry.
The Tigers have earned 2,969 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Clemson has totaled 14 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 13 times. Clemson has accumulated 171 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 35 penalties for 306 yards. As a team they are averaging 165.7 yards on the ground ranking them 54th in the country. In terms of putting points on the board, the Clemson Tigers hold an average of 30.4 points per game.
In terms of passing yards, the Tigers have given up 1,204 yds which has them sitting in 7th in the country. They have surrendered 172.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 56.8%. During this campaign, they are conceding 276.1 yards/contest which ranks them 7th in the nation. They have given up 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 9 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt and 104.1 yards on the ground per game on the year. For the season, they have conceded 729 rushing yards through 7 games. The Tigers are ranked 41st in the country in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 20.6 points per game.
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The Wolfpack head into this game 4-3 for this season. When they last played, the Wolfpack took a loss by a final score of 24-3 against the Duke Blue Devils. MJ Morris ended the game with 193 yds on 24/40 passing while his quarterback rating was 95.5. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 4.8. MJ Morris carried the ball 14 times for 38 yards, finishing the contest with 2.7 yds per attempt for NC State. The Wolfpack finished with 305 yds and they ran 70 plays (4.4 yards per play). NC State rushed for 3.7 yds per attempt, totaling 112 yards on 30 carries. NC State surrendered 30 run attempts for 194 yards (6.5 yards per carry). The Wolfpack pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 33.3%, relinquishing 107 yds on 4 for 12 passing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Wolfpack rank 87th in college football holding an average of 25.4 points per game. The NC State Wolfpack maintain an average of 347.4 yards/contest, which ranks them 99th in the nation. The NC State offense has racked up 412 penalty yds on 49 violations, which has them ranked 34th in the nation in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 10 interceptions while losing 1 fumbles and they have earned 133 1st downs. For the season thus far, the Wolfpack currently have a total of 1,429 passing yards in addition to an average of 204.1 passing yards per game, putting them at 97th in D-1. They average 143.3 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,003 yards for this year.
NC State has allowed the opposition a total of 776 rushing yards (110.9 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have given up 12 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 222.0 yards per outing, ranking them 64th in the country. Their defense has 4 fumbles recovered and 8 interceptions for the season. The Wolfpack defense has taken part in 426 plays, which ranks them 12th in D-1. The Wolfpack are surrendering 23.6 points per game, which has them 58th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 165 points.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +10
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