|ESPN Thursday Night College Football Odds: Clemson vs. N.C. State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:30|
Clemson vs. N.C. State Odds
Clemson is 2-0 on the season, 1-1 against the spread and playing in its road opener. North Carolina State is 2-0 on the season, 2-0 at home and 1-1 against the spread. Clemson has won eight of its last nine against N.C. State.
Trends show that N.C. State is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 meetings with Clemson, but the road team is 13-3 against the spread in the last 16 games of this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Clemson is favored in this game, as the Tigers are getting a point spread of -13.5 against N.C. State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 66.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Clemson favored by 14 points. The spread hit a peak of 14.5 points before falling back to Clemson -13.5. The over/under total opened at 65.5 points and has made the slow climb up to 66.5.
Clemson is off to a great 2-0 start, averaging 45 points per game and 489.5 yards per game on offense thus far. Quarterback Tajh Boyd has thrown for 439 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 52 yards and three scores in limited action. Receiver Sammy Watkins has caught nine passes for 146 yards with a touchdown to lead the Clemson receivers. The defense is holding opponents to 24 points per game, with most of the damage coming against Georgia in the season opener.
N.C. State has gotten off to a 2-0 start, but had a close call in its last game, a 23-21 win over Richmond at home on Sept. 7. The Wolfpack are currently averaging 31.5 points and 493 yards per game, but have yet to really face a team the caliber of Clemson. Quarterback Pete Thomas has thrown for 449 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions thus far on the season. Running backs Matt Dayes and Tony Creecy have combined for 230 rushing yards with four touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Clemson defensive backs Korrin Wiggins (hamstring) and Mackensie Alexander (groin) are both questionable for Thursday’s game. N.C. State has no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Clemson, as the Tigers are getting 87% of the wagers with odds of -13.5 points at N.C. State on Saturday.