Clemson Tigers (4-3) vs. NC State Wolfpack (4-3)
Clemson Tigers vs. NC State Wolfpack 10/28/23 – As the autumnal leaves herald the changing season, two teams with identical records are set to clash in what promises to be a spirited contest. The Clemson Tigers, with a 4-3 record, will face off against the NC State Wolfpack, also standing at 4-3, in Week 9 of the NCAAF season. This mid-season matchup will certainly draw a lot of attention from fans and pundits alike, eagerly seeking NCAAF underdogs tips.
Clemson Tigers, once considered titans of college football, have shown glimpses of their old glory. Running back Will Shipley has been particularly impressive, amassing 494 rushing yards at 4.7 yards per rush attempt on average and Tyler Brown being an impressive 13.5 yard per reception receiver target.
The Wolfpack have seen some stellar performances from their squad. Michael Allen has amassed an average of 5.3 yards per rush from 43 attempts while wide receiver Kevin Concepcion has become Armstrong’s go-to guy, making 37 catches totaling 410 yards to consistently contribute to Armstrong’s offensive efforts.
Clemson Tigers vs. NC State Wolfpack 10/28/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET|
Cade Klubnik QB vs. Brennan Armstrong QB
Cade Klubnik of Clemson Tigers has emerged as a bright spot on their offense. His statistics speak volumes; with 1,684 passing yards and 13 touchdowns to his credit, Klubnik has proven his abilities. Furthermore, with an 86% completion rate and passer rating rating of 136.6 Klubnik has shown both accuracy and consistency with 14 sacks for 106 yard losses showing there’s room for improvement when under pressure.
Facing him from across the gridiron is Brennan Armstrong of the Wolfpack. Armstrong, while showcasing impressive capability, has had a slightly challenging season, as reflected in his 971 passing yards and 5 touchdowns. A completion percentage of 58.8% suggests that Armstrong has been somewhat reliable, but his 6 interceptions hint at a tendency to make risky throws. With 8 sacks and 51 yards lost, Armstrong will be focusing on his pocket mobility and decision-making skills against the formidable Clemson defense.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Clemson Tigers -360, Total Odds: 44
The current odds seem to favor the Clemson Tigers, with a spread of -10 and a moneyline at -360. The over/under is set at 44, hinting at a potentially moderate-scoring affair. Given the recent performances and the histories of both teams, these odds seem to suggest that the Tigers might have a slight edge, especially with their stronger quarterback play.
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
Despite their commendable straight-up record in recent games, the Tigers have been struggling against the spread, standing at 2-6 in their last 8 matchups. The total has leaned towards the UNDER in 6 of Clemson’s last 9 games. Their dominance against the Wolfpack is evident, having won 9 out of their last 10 encounters. However, it’s important to note their recent away performance, with the Tigers going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against NC State.
NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The Wolfpack have faced challenges in covering the spread, with a record of 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 outings. Recent matchups have mostly seen the total going UNDER, except in games against Clemson where the total has gone OVER in 4 out of the last 5. Their home advantage is clear, with a 17-3 SU record in their last 20 games at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Clemson Tigers vs. NC State Wolfpack 10/28/23 Betting Picks
The matchup between these two teams promises to be a nail-biter. The Tigers, with Klubnik at the helm, have the offensive prowess to challenge the Wolfpack’s defense. On the other hand, NC State’s home record cannot be dismissed.
While Clemson might have the edge on paper, the Wolfpack’s home advantage and recent ATS trends when hosting the Tigers suggest this game could be closer than expected. For those seeking exclusive sports picks, considering the Wolfpack to cover might offer value, especially given their impressive home record.
Free Pick and Prediction: Clemson Tigers 24, NC State Wolfpack 17.