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Tigers battle Demon Deacons in Week 5 odds

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsClemson Tigers

No. 3 Clemson, working on a couple extra days rest after beating North Carolina State last Thursday, welcomes in 2-2 Wake Forest for its Homecoming game Saturday at Death Valley (3:30 pm ET, ESPNU).


In the early betting the Tigers, who have averaged 35 points in beating Wake four times in a row, were favored by 28 points over the Deacons.

The Demon Deacons will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 1-2 ATS. Wake Forest is 0-4 against the total, while Clemson is 2-1 versus the number.

View Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 28.5-point Underdog in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 108-rated Demon Deacons taking on the No. 6-rated Tigers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 39-27 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

In their last action, Wake Forest was a 25-11 winner on the road against Army. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (36) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Demon Deacons grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Black Knights in their last game, winning 25-11 at Michie Stadium. The Tigers grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Wolfpack in their last game, winning 26-14 at Carter-Finley Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Clemson's No. 34-ranked offense, averaging 38.67 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 15.75 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 281 yards per game, more than the Demon Deacons secondary allows through the air, 143.25 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Demon Deacons own the league's No. 50-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 165 yards per game when on the road. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 72 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Demon Deacons at Tigers trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Wake Forest is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Wake Forest's last 11 games
Wake Forest is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Clemson is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Clemson is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Clemson is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Clemson is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Wake Forest at North Carolina State, Saturday, October 5th
Clemson at Syracuse, Saturday, October 5th