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Tigers Look to Bounce Back in Week 12 Visit to Wake Forest

The Clemson Tigers look to rebound from their first straight-up loss in 25 regular season games when they visit the struggling Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday afternoon for an ACC Week 12 matchup at BB&T Field.  

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Clemson's last eight games against Wake Forest.
  • Wake Forest is 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games in Week 12.
  • Clemson is 1-5 ATS in its last six games in November.

The Tigers won nine straight on the road during their now-ended streak but have covered the spread in just five of their past 15. That includes a narrow 37-34 win at Florida State as 4-point chalk in Week 9. Last week's 43-42 loss to Pittsburgh also ended a stunning 29-0 SU run while favored by 20 or more. However, Clemson is just 3-8 against the spread in 11 as favorites of 20 or more.

The Demon Deacons have sputtered since opening on a 4-0 SU run, losing four of their past six. However, Wake Forest has regularly rewarded loyal sports bettors with ATS wins in four of five, and are undefeated ATS in two as double-digit underdogs.

Clemson has dominated the Demon Deacons, posting SU wins in seven straight meetings. Wake Forest has struggled in home dates against teams with winning records, losing nine straight SU. The Demon Deacons are also a middling 3-3 SU in their past six against ACC opponents but have covered in seven of nine.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 23.5 for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 43-17 result in favor of the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-4 so far on the season, and 6-4 ATS vs the point spread. The Clemson Tigers, meanwhile, are 9-1 and 5-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Wake Forest go 4-6 and the Clemson Tigers go 4-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wake Forest vs Clemson injuries news.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons sit at No. 78 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clemson Tigers are at No. 5 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Wake Forest Demon Deacons No. 118-ranked offense (20.4 PPG) against a Clemson Tigers defense that ranks No. 12 at 18.4 PPG. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons passing attack has averaged 164.8 yards per game, less than the Clemson Tigers give up through the air (192.9 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Clemson Tigers feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 125 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 65 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Deshaun Watson's 580-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Pittsburgh earned a 43-42 win over Clemson on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Wake Forest didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cardinals as Louisville blasted them 44-12 in Week 11 action.

Betting Trends
  • Clemson is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson's last 6 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Clemson's last 9 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Clemson home to South Carolina, Saturday, November 26th
Wake Forest home to Boston College, Saturday, November 26th