Two old ACC rivals will collide tonight at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, NC, as the (6-1, ACC: 3-1) Clemson Tigers [-12] pay a visit to the (4-3, ACC: 2-3) Wake Forest Demon Deacons [+12].
Opening kickoff for this week 9 NCAA football predictions showcase is set for 7:30 PM ET and you can catch all the hard-hitting action live on ESPN. As you can see, the Tigers are listed as the favorites in this one by two touchdowns and the OVER/UNDER is set at a total of 59 points.
For Clemson, this team has proven to be an excellent ATS bet thus far this season, especially for tonight’s battle with Wake Forest. Coming into this game, Clemson is 5-2-0 ATS overall, including a 5-0 ATS mark in its last 5 conference games, a 4-0 ATS record in its last 4 games overall and 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games in October.
Hence, it comes as no surprise that a whopping 72% of the betting population believes the Tigers will cover tonight’s 12-point spread. NCAAF picks experts tend to agree, as 68% of them second that move.
"We have been growing up as a defense as a whole," said senior safety Jonathan Meeks said. "(The offense) had our back all season. We had their backs today. It is a team win. It is a quick turnaround to next Thursday, so we have to put this one behind us right now and turn it over to Wake Forest."
In the case of the Deacons, they’ve also proven to yield some winnings in 2012. Thus far this season, Wake Forest if 5-2-0 against the spread, which includes a 4-1 ATS record in their last 5 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points and a 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. Sign up to receive NCAA football expert picks now!
When it comes to the betting action for this matchup, however, only 28% of folks believe that they can either win or lose by less than 12 points tonight. College football betting odds experts are also staying away from this bet, as only a low 28% of them believe in this wager this evening.
"I guess this is resilience," added senior cornerback Chibulkem Okoro. "And that's what we have to be: resilient. Now we want to ride this momentum and keep it going."
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