Clemson Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds, Lines and Best Bets
Top offshore sportsbooks favor Clemson over Wake Forest when the Clemson Tigers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons play on Saturday in week 4 of college football action from Truist Field. The Clemson Tigers will look for their seventh 4-0 start in the last eight years. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons want back-to-back 4-0 starts.
The Clemson Tigers have won all of their games by a minimum of 21 points. They’re favored by just a touchdown at the best online sportsbooks, though. Clemson has won the past 13 meetings, but Wake Forest is 11-0 SU in the past 11 at Truist Field. Though Clemson has won 10 consecutive trips to Winston-Salem, early action came in on the Demon Deacons. This moved the Tigers down to touchdown faves as of this writing. Clemson was 34.5-point faves when these teams last played at Truist Field two seasons ago. The Tigers have been favored by double digits in each of their last six trips to Wake Forest.
Clemson vs. Wake Forest Odds by BetOnline
|Clemson||-7½ ( -105 )||55½ ( -110 )||-280|
|Wake Forest||+7½ ( -115 )||55½ ( -110 )||+240|
Betting Clemson Tigers
The Clemson Tigers have won six of their last nine road games. DJ Uiagalelei is completing 64.8% of his passes for 662 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Beaux Collins and Antonio Williams have a total of 291 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
Joseph Ngata has seven receptions. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 182 rushing yards per game. Will Shipley hsa rushed for 249 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Clemson allows 14 points and 317.3 yards per game. Trenton Simpson has 19 tackles, K.J. Henry has one sack and Andrew Mukuba has one interception.
Although they have won each of their first three contests by at least three touchdowns, the Tigers’ engines don’t appear to be roaring. Clemson scored just 13 points at halftime last week versus Louisiana Tech before they scored touchdowns on five of their last eight possessions for a 48-20 win. They failed to cover the top offshore sportsbooks’ spread for a second straight game.
Dabo Swinney’s boys are slow starters when it comes to their performance ATS. Clemson is 1-9 ATS in its past 10 contests in September. They haven’t covered a road game in the first month since 2019. It’s going to be interesting to see whether the Tigers can turn up the heat in their toughest challenge of the season so far.
Clemson hasn’t been challenged a lot through the first three weeks of the season. A clash with the defending Atlantic Division champions should get the Tigers’ undivided attention. The defensive line can make trouble Hartman and slow Wake’s run game down, but Clemson will need a more consistent showing from DJ Uiagalelei and the offense.
Betting Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Wake Forest’s problems last week versus Liberty may have been a result of the Deacons looking past to this big divisional matchup with the Tigers. In order to snap their home losing streak against Clemson, the Deacs need a big game from Hartman, in particular if their rushing attack struggles once more.
The Demon Deacons have won eleven straight home games, but the latest one was a surprising sweat. Wake Forest had to stop a two-point conversion with 1:11 remaining in regulation to preserve a 37-36 win as 17-point favorites at top offshore sportsbooks versus Liberty last week.
They won despite averaging fewer than one yard per carry and getting outyarded. Quarterback Sam Hartman saved the offense by passing for 325 yards and three TDs in his second game back he recovered from a blood clot. He became the school’s all-time passing leader with almost 10,000 yards. Wake’s defense also delivered some big plays. They intercepted three passes and forced a key fumble.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons haven’t dropped a home game since September 2020. Sam Hartman is completing 62% of his passes for 625 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. A.T. Perry and Donavon Greene have a total of 406 receiving yards and one touchdown. Ke’Shawn Williams has eight receptions.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 128.7 rushing yards per game. Christian Turner has rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest allows 23.7 points and 317.7 yards per game. Malik Mustapha has 21 tackles, Rondell Bothroyd has two sacks and Chelen Garnes has one interception.
Clemson Tigers vs. Wake Forest NCAAF Pick
Wake Forest hasn’t lost at home in two years. It’s not far-fetched to say Wake Forest is a live dog when it comes to a possible upset. Take the points.