Wake Forest vs. Clemson Prediction
Will Clemson suffer a letdown on Saturday and allow bettors to cash in on the underdog Demon Deacons at 12:00PM ET?
Who: Wake Forest (4-1) at Clemson (5-0)
When: 12:00PM ET, Saturday, October 7
Where: Clemson Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are now 21.5-point home favorites to down the Demon Deacons, who opened as 22-point underdogs before the line dropped. As for the total, the number hit the board at 47 before rising slightly to 47.5.
Wake Forest Betting Trends
The Demon Deacons have been an excellent bet in conference play, covering in six of their last eight ACC games with one push. They're also 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games and have covered the number in seven of their last 10 games coming off a loss.
Clemson Betting Trends
The Tigers are 6-1 at the betting window in their last seven games overall, have covered the number in four of their last five home games, and are 5-1 against the spread in their last seven games coming off a win. They're a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games when playing a team with a winning record as well.
OUR PREDICTION: The last time Clemson came off a big road victory against a ranked opponent the following week the Tigers came out sluggish. Clemson knocked off Louisville 47-21 as a 3-point road favorite, came home the following week and sleepwalked through a 34-7 victory over Boston College and failed to cover as a 33.5-point favorite. The Tigers thumped Virginia Tech 31-17 in Blacksburg last week and are now big favorites versus a Wake Forest team that has been competitive this season. The Demon Deacons rank second in the ACC in scoring defense while allowing a 14.4 points per game. They're especially tough against the pass and while I don't expect Wake to completely shut down Kelly Bryant and Co., I will take the points in what should be a competitive game throughout.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 6 PICK: WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS +21.5