In the series, Clemson won five games in a row when they took on Wake Forest, their rivals in the ACC, as in that time they went 4-1 ATS, winning those meetings with the average score being 39-12. Many experts, including those who provide online bookmaking solutions, believe that the fans will be in for a very interesting showdown.
This season, Clemson also won five consecutive games. On Thursday night, the Tigers are able to make those runs to six when they take on the Demon Deacons, who are 2-6, at Memorial Stadium.
The betting line opened with Clemson being the favorites by 20 points.
Clemson recently took out the Syracuse Orange 16-6, so now the Tigers are 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS since September, when they lost to the Florida State Seminoles in overtime. The Tigers were able to outgain the Boston College Eagles by 135 yards when they beat them at 17-13, and Clemson outgained Syracuse by 205 yards in their game last week. This season, the Tigers were able to outrush and outgain six out of eight teams that they faced.
This year, the Tigers are not as volatile with their offense as they tend to be, after they had an average of more than 40 points in each game in their last couple of seasons. However, last year the team’s defense did a very good job, and they improved this year, with a ranking of second place overall in the country, and against the run they’re 10th.
Wake Forest are not doing a very good job at all on the field right now. The Demon Deacons ended up losing four consecutive games – two of them were lost in a non-competitive manner. But this season they were able to cover four spreads – as the dogs against the Utah State Aggies, Louisville Cardinals, and the Boston College Eagles. These teams are all currently 6-3.
Last week the Demon Deacons were 17-0 behind Boston College early in the game, with then made it to 23-17, before losing their power. Wake Forest had no choice but to use John Wolford at the QB position, and even though 13 interceptions were thrown by the player, throughout the past three weeks that number was kept at three. The team’s defense also has a ranking of 40th place overall in the country, which is not bad. With Deshaun Watson – Clemson QB – out of the game due to an injured finger, maybe Wake Forest will be able to turn this meeting into a close one.
Considering the Demon Deacon’s apparent problems running, many experts that provide online bookmaking solutions believe that the Tigers, despite being a bit banged up, should be able to cover and win.