After falling to fifth in the College Football Playoff rankings earlier this week, the perennially-powerful Clemson Tigers will be looking to record a statement-making victory when they hit the road to take on North Carolina State in their Week 11 ACC conference clash. While getting past the mediocre Wolfpack likely won’t be much of a problem for the unbeaten Tigers, let’s find out right now if Clemson can cover the chalk as nearly five-touchdown road favorites.
Clemson vs North Carolina State 2019 College Football Week 11 Spread & Pick
- When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina
- TV: ABC
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Week 11 Odds: Clemson -32 / Total: 53
Why Bet On Clemson?
Even as whopping 32-point road faves, there are a bunch of good reasons to back Clemson in this matchup. First and foremost, Clemson will be highly motivated to get a statement-making victory after falling to fifth nationally, just outside of making the College Football Playoff in this week’s CFP rankings.
Then, there’s the fact that the Tigers have scored a whopping 208 total points over their last four games and an identical 59 points in each of their last two games. Clemson also averages almost 20 points per game more than NC State while simultaneously allowing just over 14 fewer points per game defensively. Last but not least, Clemson has won seven straight in this ACC rivalry including a resounding 41-7 smackdown last season as a 17.5-point home favorite.
- Average Score For: 42.38
- Total Yards: 525.88
- Pass Yards: 271.75
- Rush Yards: 254.13
- Average Score Against: 11.38
- Total Yards: 246.13
- Pass Yards: 136.13
- Rush Yards: 110
Why Bet On NC State?
Despite the fact that NC State has lost two straight and three of their last four games overall, there are a couple of good reasons to back the Wolfpack in this matchup. First, NC State is playing at home where they’ve gone 4-0 this season. Then, there’s the fact that NC State is getting an insane amount of points as home dogs in this one and that they haven’t lost a home date to Clemson by more than 20 points in over a decade.
- Average Score For: 27
- Total Yards: 410.71
- Pass Yards: 257.14
- Rush Yards: 156.57
- Average Score Against: 22.71
- Total Yards: 354.14
- Pass Yards: 235.71
- Rush Yards: 118.43
College Football Week 11 Betting Trends for Clemson vs North Carolina State
- Clemson is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 games
- Clemson is 10-0 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 8 of Clemson’s last 11 games played in November
- North Carolina State is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
- North Carolina State is 2-4 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 5 games
Clemson vs North Carolina State Expert Analysis and Prediction
Clemson has absolutely annihilated their last four opponents, by putting 45 points on the board against Florida State and Louisville before putting 59 on the scoreboard against Boston College and Wofford. Not only that, but NC State just lost to nationally-ranked Forest by 34 points last weekend and by 21 points to BC in their previous game.
Clemson has gone 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 14-3 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. North Carolina State has gone an uninspiring 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
I don’t like the high spread, but with the Tigers having a lot to play for and the road team going 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings in this ACC rivalry, I am going to back the Clemson Tigers to get it done!
Pick: Clemson 49 NC State 14
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