Clemson V North Carolina State Line, Pick & Betting PreviewNoah Williams
One week after recording a historic blowout win over Miami, the Clemson Tigers will look to remain unbeaten and cover the spread as double-digit road favorites against North Carolina State.
The college football week 9 line puts Clemson as 10-point favorites to beat North Carolina. Now, let’s find out if the Tigers will bring home the bacon or if the Wolf Pack can pull off the upset at home in this Week 9 ACC clash!
A Closer Look At The No. 3 Clemson Tigers at North Carolina State Wolfpack College Football Week 9 Line & Betting Analysis
What: No. 3 Clemson Tigers (7-0) at NC State Wolfpack (5-2)
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Raleigh, NC
Stadium: Carter-Finley Stadium
Weather: 66° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Clemson -10
Moneyline: Clemson -390 vs NC State +320
Game Total: 51.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Clemson vs NC State
Bet The North Carolina State at Wolfpack +10 because…
North Carolina State (5-2 SU, 5-2 ATS) snapped its two-game losing streak by rolling all over Wake Forest in their 35-17 Week 8 win while covering the spread as a 9-point road favorite.
Gifted signal-caller Jacoby Brissett completed 20 of 34 passes for 227 yards with two touchdowns and N.C. State running back Matt Dayes rushed for a jaw-dropping 205 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries.
The Wolf Pack racked up 322 yards of offense in the first quarter alone while jumping out to a 14-0 lead just three minutes into the game.
Bet The Clemson Tigers at -10 Because…
Clemson (7-0 SU, 4-3 ATS) rolled all over Miami so badly in their historic 58-0 shutout of the Hurricanes in Week 8 that Miami fired head coach Al Golden shortly after the resounding defeat.
"Obviously an awesome win for our guys," head coach Dabo Swinney said. "A complete performance in all three phases. I’m really proud of our team. It was just one of those games where it went all our way."
The Tigers rushed for a stunning 397 yards in the win with running back Wayne Gallman racking up 118 yards on 22 carries.
Quarterback DeShaun Watson completed 15 of 19 passes for 143 yards and one score while setting up another score with an electrifying 63-yard run. Defensively, Clemson held Miami to just 53 on the ground and 93 passing.
"We came out and executed, and we dominated from the get-go, Tigers quarterback DeShaun Watson said.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
68 percent of the betting public likes Clemson to cover the spread, but I’m going with the 32 percent that likes North Carolina State to cover the spread as a double-digit home dog.
Clemson is just 2-7 ATS in their last nine conference games and a discouraging 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Conversely, NC State has compiled a perfect 5-0 ATS mark in their last five games against a team with a winning record while also going a blistering 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
With the Tigers going 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings against the Wolfpack and the underdog in this ACC rivalry going 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings, I say back the Clemson Tigers to get ‘er done!
55 percent of the betting public likes the Over, but the Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these rivals and these two teams have elite defenses that combine to allow just 30.4 points per game.