N.C. State vs. Clemson Odds


CLEMSON, SC (The Spread) – No. 11 Clemson looks to continue its push for a BCS Bowl on Saturday when it hosts North Carolina State at 3:30PM ET on ABC.

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Clemson is 9-1 on the season, 6-1 in the ACC and 5-0 at home. North Carolina State is 6-4 overall, 3-3 in the ACC and 2-2 on the road. The Tigers are 8-2 against the spread this year while the Wolfpack are 3-6-1 ATS. N.C. State won last year’s meeting, which snapped a seven-game losing streak to Clemson.

Trends show that North Carolina State is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 trips to Clemson and the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games of this series. These two teams have combined to hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings at Clemson.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Clemson is the clear favorite at home, as the Tigers have odds of -17 points against N.C. State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 64 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Clemson favored by 17 points as well. The spread reached a high of 18.5 points during the week before closing at its opening of Clemson -17.

Clemson is coming off a 45-10 win over Maryland at home last week. The Tigers have now won six straight coming into this game, scoring at least 38 points in each victory. Clemson is currently sixth in the nation in scoring, averaging 42.9 points per game. The defense is allowing just 22.4 points per contest. Clemson is being led this year by quarterback Tajh Boyd, who has thrown for 2,941 yards and 28 touchdowns while rushing for 363 yards and five scores.

North Carolina State is coming off a 37-6 win over Wake Forest. That snapped a two-game losing streak for the Wolfpack. N.C. State is currently averaging 26.6 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing just 22.3 points per game. The Wolfpack are being led this season by quarterback Mike Glennon, who has thrown for 2,910 yards and 22 touchdowns on the season.

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In terms of Injuries, North Carolina State cornerback Jarvis Byrd is questionable with a thigh injury while guard Duran Christophe is questionable with an undisclosed injury. Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins is probable despite a lingering leg injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Clemson. The Tigers are getting 60% of the wagers with odds of -17 points against N.C. State on Saturday afternoon.

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