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ACC: Wake Forest vs Clemson 9/24/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Clemson Tigers (3-0) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0)
September 24, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +7.5 / Clemson Tigers -7.5; Over/Under: 56.5
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Clemson Tigers square off Saturday in week 4 ACC college football action at Truist Field. The Clemson Tigers look for their seventh 4-0 start in the last 8 years. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have a chance at back-to-back 4-0 starts.

The Clemson Tigers have won 6 of their last 9 road games. DJ Uiagalelei is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 662 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. Beaux Collins and Antonio Williams have combined for 291 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Joseph Ngata has 7 receptions. The Clemson Tigers ground game is averaging 182 yards per contest, and Will Shipley leads the way with 249 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Clemson is allowing 14 points and 317.3 yards per game. Trenton Simpson leads the Clemson Tigers with 19 tackles, K.J. Henry has 1 sack and Andrew Mukuba has 1 interception.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons haven’t lost a home game since September 2020. Sam Hartman is completing 62 percent of his passes for 625 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. A.T. Perry and Donavon Greene have combined for 406 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Ke’Shawn Williams has 8 receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 128.7 yards per contest, and Christian Turner leads the way with 149 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 23.7 points and 317.7 yards per game. Malik Mustapha leads the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with 21 tackles, Rondell Bothroyd has 2 sacks and Chelen Garnes has 1 interception.

The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games in September. The Demon Deacons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Demon Deacons last 10 home games. The Tigers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Wake Forest.

The Clemson Tigers are getting respect here based off reputation. Clemson hasn’t looked great through 3 games, and they haven’t exactly played anybody to just assume they’re another one of those dominant teams. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have had a favorable schedule in their own right, but they’ve shown a balanced attack defensively and have a top-25 passing offense. Wake Forest also hasn’t lost at home in 2 years. It’s not crazy to say Wake Forest is a live dog here in terms of a possible upset. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Wake Forest Demon Deacons +7.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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