Bet Clemson -22 over Wake Forest for NCAA Football Pick

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:50 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 2:50 PM UTC

Clemson has one of the top defenses in the country, which makes them a worthwhile NCAA football pick against offensive-challenged Wake Forest Thursday night.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;text-align:left"><iframe width="560" height="330" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></span></p> <p><strong>Keeping It Together</strong><br /> Clemson has won five games in a row, including a 16-6 victory over the Syracuse Orange as 16.5-point home favorites Oct. 25, while going UNDER the betting total four times in that period of time.</p> <p>The Tigers are expected to have top signal-caller Deshaun Watson back next week, which is important to consider when looking over the Week 11 <a href="" target="_blank" title="College Football odds">College Football odds</a>, as backup Cole Stoudt is averaging just 5.81 yards per attempt.</p> <p>Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS in November, with no clear edge in terms of the total (4-4 Over/Under).</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Offensively Challenged</strong><br /> Wake Forest is last in the Atlantic Coast Conference in total offense at 213.5 yards per game, which can’t be ignored when making your <a href="" target="_blank" title="College Football Pick">College Football pick</a>, while it looks to snap a 10-game losing streak versus ranked opponents.</p> <p>All of the Demon Deacons offensive points have come from players who either redshirted in 2013 or were not with the program—failing to hit the 30-point mark eight games into a season for the first time since 2000.</p> <p>Since 2012, the squad is 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS as underdogs of 21.5 to 31 points.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Ferocious</strong><br /> The Tigers produced a perfect 4-0 SU record last month, with the stop unit allowing an average of just 9.0 points and 213 yards—ranking first nationally in each of those categories.</p> <p>Clemson has done a tremendous job of ending opponents’ drives in 2014, as it leads all teams in allowing a conversion rate of just 23 percent on third down.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="" style="text-align:center" target="_blank" title="Dangerous Dogs for Your Week 11 College Football Picks"><em>Make the best College Football picks in Week 11 with this report on 'Dangerous Dogs.'</em></a></p> <p><strong>Points Off Turnovers</strong><br /> The Demon Deacons are going to have a difficult time covering this number, as they enter with a minus-four turnover margin, which has played a part in getting outscored by a 69-33 margin in that category.</p> <p>Wake Forest is allowing 24.6 points per game, but if the turnover-touchdowns were eliminated—the defense would be giving up only 19.4.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Prediction</strong><br /> I’m going to recommend that readers back the Tigers as one of their midweek football picks, as they’ve gone 5-2-1 ATS as road favorites the last two-plus seasons.</p> <p><strong>Free College Football Pick: </strong>Clemson Tigers -22 at <a href=";book=in-article-bet-online" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="BetOnline Sportsbook">BetOnline</a></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src=";timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id=294319" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden"></iframe></p>
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