NC State at Clemson - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
NC State Wolfpack (4-1) at Clemson Tigers (6-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -17.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 See the Latest Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and Clemson Tigers meet in a ACC college football game Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The NC State Wolfpack look for their first road win of the season and to build on their three-game winning streak. The NC State Wolfpack have not beat a ranked team since the 2012 college football season. Ryan Finley is completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 1,041 yards, nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. Finley has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Stephen Louis and Jaylen Samuels have combined for 519 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Kelvin Harmon has seven receptions. The NC State Wolfpack ground game is averaging 197.8 yards per contest, and Matthew Dayes leads the way with 563 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, NC State is allowing 17.6 points and 279.8 yards per game. Josh Jones leads the NC State Wolfpack with 42 tackles, Bradley Chubb has five sacks and Jarius Morehead has one interception.
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The Clemson Tigers hope to remain unbeaten and stay in the college football playoff conversation. The Clemson Tigers haven’t lost a home game since October of 2013. Deshaun Watson is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 1,572 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in five straight games. Mike Williams and Ray-Ray McCloud have combined for 720 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Deon Cain has 13 receptions. The Clemson Tigers ground game is averaging 178.1 yards per contest, and Wayne Gallman leads the way with 475 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Clemson is allowing 15 points and 282.2 yards per game. Van Smith leads the Clemson Tigers with 49 tackles, Carlos Watkins has three sacks and Jadar Johnson has three interceptions.
The Wolfpack are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Clemson and the under is is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Clemson.
Clemson has dropped a combined 97 points against NC State the last two games and is starting to find its groove at this very moment. The Wolfpack are coming off their biggest win in quite some time and are likely hungover from such a performance against Notre Dame. I just don't see NC State having the firepower offensively to hang with the Clemson Tigers. I like Watson and company to have a field day here and win in a rare blowout this season.