N.C. State vs. Clemson Pick
Is the over a safe play for bettors when Clemson hosts N.C. State at 12:00PM ET on Saturday?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers are 17.5-point home favorites versus the Wolfpack while the over/under currently sits at 60.5 points. Both the side and total moved from the original numbers posted by oddsmakers. Clemson went from -17 up to -17.5, while the total skyrocketed from 56.5 up to 60.5.
N.C. State enters play this week having won three straight and four of its first five games in 2016. The Wolfpack beat Notre Dame in a monsoon last week while covering as a 2.5-point favorite. They're also 4-1 against the spread this season, with their lone failed cover coming in a disappointing 33-30 loss at East Carolina as a 6-point favorite in Week 7.
As for Clemson, the Tigers avoided a big letdown last Friday night when they crushed Boston College 56-10 on the heels of an emotional 42-36 win over Louisville the week prior. Dabo Swinney's squad is now 6-0 on the year and 4-2 against the spread, successfully winning at the betting window in four straight games.
OUR PICK: Even though the under has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams, the over is still the better play on Saturday afternoon. That's biggest the combined score has gone over the posted total in eight of Clemson's last 11 conference games and in all six of the Tigers' last six games played in the month of October. The over is also 6-1-1 in the Wolfpack's last eight games overall and is 5-2 in their last seven conference games as well.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 7 PICK: N.C. STATE/CLEMSON OVER 60.5