Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack: Preview and Pick
2 Replies | 545 ViewsOn 09/16/2013 11:22 AM in NCAA Football
The Clemson Tigers are a highly ranked team and have every reason to be excited about the upcoming season. The North Carolina State WolfPack is the next team to stand in their way as they meet on the Thursday night college football game of the week.
Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds
The college football odds for this game opened up with the Tigers as (-14) point favorites which comes as no surprise. Clemson is obviously the better team in this matchup and although the Tigers will be on the road this has not stopped this line from moving. The line is up to -14.5 at several top rated online sportsbooks and that push is due to the fact that over 85 percent of the betting public is on Clemson.
Tajh Boyd the athletic Clemson quarterback is the player to watch in this game as he continues his Heisman campaign. Boyd is a multi-talented passer and runner that have everything that a team could ask for in a quarterback. The Wolfpack know that he will be their target.
Senior cornerback Dontae Johnson said the Wolfpack is focused on this shot at the Tigers, now No. 3 in the country at Carter-Finley Stadium in front of a national television audience. The home crowd will help but the Wolfpack will have to get out to a quick start. First-year coach Dave Doeren has led the Pack off to a 2-0 start to the season but they needed a comeback against the Richmond Spiders in the last outing. They may have been looking ahead to this big battle with Clemson.
The latest college football betting trends have good angles for both teams. The Tigers are 4-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 4 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Wolfpack are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 home games against a team with a winning road record, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week.
Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.