Clemson vs. Wake Forest Prediction

Clemson vs. Wake Forest 09/24/22 Betting Prediction and Odds

Number 5 Clemson heads to Winston-Salem, NC to face #19 Wake Forest at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday. Can the Tigers topple their conference foes the Demon Deacons as road favorites?

After a bit of a down season last year by their standards (10-3), Clemson is 3-0 in the early going in 2022. They have big wins of 20+ points over Georgia Tech, Furman, and Louisiana Tech. Their game at Wake Forest on Saturday will be their most difficult test yet.

Wake Forest went 11-3 and had a tremendous season last year. They appear to have carried that momentum over to his this season. They are 3-0 with wins over VMI, Vanderbilt, and Liberty. The Demon Deacons needed a stop on a late two-point conversion to secure the win over Liberty 37-36.

Game Matchup and Betting Odds

339 Clemson Tigers -7 at 340 Wake Forest Demon Deacons +7; O/U 55.5

12:00 PM ET Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Truist Field, Winston-Salem, NC

Clemson vs. Wake Forest Public Betting Information

The public is leaning heavily toward the Tigers at -7. Our CFB Public Betting Page shows that 76% of public bets are on Clemson in this game. Do note that those numbers are subject to change and could be different once game time rolls around. 

Clemson Game Notes

There are legitimate performance questions about Clemson’s quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei. He was subpar last year as he threw for only 2,246 yards and only completed 55.6% of his passes. His touchdown to interception ratio was 9-10 which isn’t good enough for a program that has College Football Playoff hopes. 

To avoid putting the game in Uiagalelei’s hands, Clemson will likely try to pound the rock with sophomore running back and North Carolina native Will Shipley. Shipley is having a stellar season thus far, running for 249 yards and 6 touchdowns through 3 games. He’s averaging an efficient 7.8 yards per carry. He had success against the Demon Deacons last year, running for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns in the teams’ late November showdown.    

Wake Forest Game Notes

The Demon Deacons are 16th in the country in points scored per game at 41. The Sam Hartman to A.T. Perry connection is a big reason why. Hartman is Wake Forest’s star quarterback who lit up the ACC last year. Hartman threw for 4,228 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions in 2021. He’s improved his completion percentage, yards per pass attempt, and passer rating so far this year.

A.T. Perry is Wake Forest’s #1 receiver. The 6’5” 205-pound junior broke out in a big way last season, reeling in 71 passes for 1,293 yards and 15 touchdowns. He should give the Clemson defense some problems on Saturday.        

Clemson vs. Wake Forest Betting Trends

Clemson is 23-5 straight up since the beginning of 2020.

Wake Forest is 18-8 straight up since the beginning of 2020.

65% of the handle is on Clemson -7.

Clemson is 6-10 ATS dating back to the beginning of last year. 

Wake Forest is 9-8 ATS dating back to the beginning of last season.

Clemson is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 September games.

Wake Forest is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.

The over is 9-2 in Wake Forest’s last 11 home games against teams with a winning road record.

The over is 4-1 in Wake Forest’s last 5 games following an outright win.

Clemson vs. Wake Forest Betting Prediction

These two teams played each other a mere 10 months ago. Clemson won that game at home as three-point favorites 48-27. The difference is this game’s location and the experience of the players. Wake Forest is riding an 11-game home winning streak going into this contest. I think the players learned a lot from last year’s game and should be better prepared this time around. If you’re going to play the total, I’d suggest the over (55.5) as both teams are averaging over 40 points per game. But I think Wake Forest either pulls off the upset or comes close enough to cover the spread. 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 PREDICTION: WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS +7

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