The Clemson Tigers (+250 to win the national title) are the ACC Atlantic division champion again. With two games remaining on their regular-season schedule, all the Tigers need now is to win both of them plus win the conference altogether in the ACC title game down the road. As for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, they will look to bounce back following a bad loss last Saturday.
Betting Preview for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers Week 12 College Football Game on November 16 2019
Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 3:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-2 Overall / 3-2 Conference)
The Demon Deacons saw their two-game winning streak end last Saturday when they lost to the Virginia Tech Hokies on the road, 36-17. Quarterback Jamie Newman had 238 passing yards and two touchdowns but had two interceptions, while completing 16 of 35 completions. He will have to be more accurate with his passes and more careful with his decisions going forward, especially against Clemson’s stout defensive unit. The Demon Deacons also need more production from their ground attack after churning out only 63 rushing yards on 29 rushing attempts in the loss to the Hokies. The Deamon Deacons’ defense, however, managed to force Virginia Tech to cough up the ball twice, as they had the Hokies lose two fumbles. Clemson can sometimes get sloppy on offense, so don’t sleep on the Demon Deacons forcing a turnover or two. After all, Wake Forest is seventh in the nation with 2.1 takeaways per contest.
The Demon Deacons are 5-4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Clemson Tigers (10-0 Overall / 7-0 Conference)
The Tigers scored their 10th straight victory to begin the season with a 55-10 victory over the NC State Wolfpack on the road over the weekend. As usual, the duo of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne did the heavy lifting to lead their team. Lawrence went 20 for 27 for 276 passing yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions, while Etienne had 112 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries. Etienne could have another big day this Saturday, as the Demon Deacons’ run defense didn’t look particularly impressive in the loss to the Hokies in which they allowed 228 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Conversely, Clemson is 11th in the nation with 253.2 rushing yards per game and second with 6.4 rushing yards per carry. Clemson’s defense should cause headaches to Wake Forest, with the Tigers surrendering only 11.2 points and 251.0 total yards per game.
The Tigers are 3-0 ATS in their last three games at home.
Clemson wins, 39-16.
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