Account of an undefeated start North Carolina State has to rank as one of the most underrated teams in the land. Despite the fact that the Wolfpack is undefeated they are virtually anonymous with those that bet on College Football. Most important of all is the job head coach Dave Doeren has done as coach. Namely the Wolfpack has become one of the most balanced teams in the game. Meanwhile Clemson is in the thick of the college football playoff hunt. It follows that Dabo Swinney is now one of the top coaches in the country.
North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers
Date and Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Memorial Stadium, Clemson South Carolina
Bet on College Football Odds at SBG:
|NC State||+16½ (-110)||56 (-110)|
|Clemson||-16½ (-110)||56 (-110)|
North Carolina State vs. Clemson TV Coverage: ESPN
Clemson is 6-0 straight up but just 2-4 against the spread. On the while the Tigers are coming off a much-needed bye week after destroying Wake Forest 63-3 as 20.5 road chalks. True Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence is now firmly ensconced as the starter. Such as Lawrence was the second ranked recruit in the country he is demonstrating why. Overall Lawrence has a 174 rating with 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Running back Travis Etienne keeps defenses honest with 9.2 yards per carry. And the Tiger defense ranks fourth nationally.
North Carolina State
NC State is 5-0 straight up and 3-2 vs. the odds. Last week the Wolfpack failed to cover a 28-23 home win over Boston College. Commencing with rankings of 22nd for total offense and 16th for scoring defense is the sign of a quality team. Due to quarterback Ryan Finley has the offense taken off. Finley has a 10/3 touchdown to interception ratio with a 156 rating.
Stats to Consider
Clemson has dropped as a bet on College Football value recently as a home chalk. For example, the Tigers have paid in just two of their last eight laying points in Death Valley. Six of their last seven in that role have also gone under the total. Balanced against that is NC State’s inconsistency as a road dog. To illustrate the Wolfpack has paid in six of their last 11 in that role. Just one of NC State’s last 12 as a road pup went over the total.
Team vs Team
North Carolina State has had the sportsbook advantage in their series with Clemson. And five of the last eight between these teams have gone under the total. But where the Wolfpack has really excelled is at Death Valley itself. To show, NC State has covered eight of their last 10 games at Clemson. Further, five of the last six in this series at Death Valley have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Staring with Trevor Lawrence vs. the Wolfpack defense is this matchup intriguing. Cause by the large Bet on College Football spread the Wolfpack rates a look. As mentioned earlier Clemson has been an overlay at home. While the Wolfpack excels in this series and role.
North Carolina State vs. Clemson Bet on College Football Picks
Summing up Clemson has shown no ability to be trusted with such a big lay. Especially against such a quality opponent.
North Carolina State vs. Clemson Bet on College Football Pick: North Carolina State Wolfpack
North Carolina State vs. Clemson Bet on College Football Score Prediction: North Carolina State 24, Clemson 27
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