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Clemson TigersNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Nov 19, 3:30 PM | Grass of Carter-Finley Stadium

Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds

9-1TEAM RECORD5-5

A key Week 12 battle has the visiting Tigers travelling to North Carolina State on Saturday to face the Wolfpack.

This season the Wolfpack are 5-5 overall and 3-6-1 ATS against the number, while the Tigers are 9-1 and 7-3 ATS. As for the totals, North Carolina State is 4-6 on the OU, and Clemson is 6-4.

View Clemson vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Wolfpack pegged as 9-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 62-rated Wolfpack and the No. 32-ranked Tigers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 39-28 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina State's No. 83-ranked offense, averaging 24.3 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 59 this week at 25.9 PPG. The Wolfpack aerial game is averaging 229.7 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 190.1 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 115-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 269 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina State, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Clemson won its last outing, a 31-28 result against Wake Forest on November 12. Clemson failed to cover in that game as a 16-point favorite, while the 59 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, North Carolina State was a 14-10 loser on the road against Boston College. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (24) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Tigers at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina State
Clemson is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Clemson's last 8 games on the road
Clemson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
North Carolina State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 6 games when playing Clemson
North Carolina State is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games

Next up:
Clemson at South Carolina, Saturday, November 26
North Carolina State home to Maryland, Saturday, November 26

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