The #5 Clemson Tigers survived a double-overtime road scare against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons last weekend, and they will return home for a top-10 matchup against the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m. ET from Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. NC State is 4-0 will look for a huge win for the program a year after snapping an eight-game losing streak to Clemson with a 27-21 home win in 2021.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
NC State: 20 overall, 53 offense, 8 defense
Clemson: 13 overall, 23 offense, 19 defense
RB Jordan Houston - Questionable (head)
TE Trent Pennix - Out (arm)
DE Xavier Thomas - Out (foot)
DE Justin Foster - Questionable (undisclosed)
WR Troy Stellato - Out (knee)
Against The Spread
NC State: 2-2 ATS
Clemson: 1-3 ATS
NC State: Over 2-2
Clemson: Over 2-2
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
NC State: 8 overall, 34 offense, 8 defense
Clemson: 30 overall, 21 offense, 59 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Clemson -6.5
Moneyline: Clemson -260, NC State +220
Opening line: Clemson -6
Opening total: 46
This is a fantastic motivational spot for Clemson, and getting this number under a touchdown is even better. The Tigers will be in revenge mode after losing this game last season, and they should be focused following a scare that could’ve altered College Football Playoff hopes in a big way. Clemson scored at least 35 points in all four games this season, and it played sloppy with 10 penalties last weekend. The Tigers will clean things up with a better defensive effort and cover this number.
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