Duke vs Clemson NCAA Football Week 12 Odds & Pick

Duke vs Clemson NCAA Football Week 12 Odds & Pick

Written by on November 14, 2018

Trevor Lawrence and the second-ranked Clemson Tigers will not only look to remain unbeaten when they host the Duke Blue Devils in their Week 12 ACC matchup, but the national championship hopeful Tigers will also look to cover the chalk as huge, four-touchdown plus home favorites when this game goes down live on Saturday night from Clemson Memorial Stadium. Now, let’s find out if the Tigers can win and cover or whether the Blue Devils are the pick to get the outright road upset or ATS cover.

Duke vs Clemson NCAA Football Week 12 Odds & Pick

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 9°C/49°F
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Precipitation: 3%
  • Wind: No Wind
  • Cloud Cover: 8%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On The Duke Blue Devils?

Why should you consider betting on Duke in this ACC clash? There are some good reasons college football bettors. First, the Blue Devils have some momentum going, having won two straight games including their 42-35 win over North Carolina last weekend as quarterback Daniel Jones passed for 361 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for an additional 186 yards and one score on 15 carries.

In addition to that, another good reason to back Duke is the fact that they’ve gone 4-1 ATS on the road this season. Last but not least, the final reason to back the Blue Devils is the fact that there’s only a 25.6-point scoring differential between these two ACC rivals and that’s less than the 28.5-point spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 31.30
  • Total Yards: 419.80
  • Pass Yards: 245.60
  • Rush Yards: 174.20
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 23.50
  • Total Yards: 405.70
  • Pass Yards: 193.70
  • Rush Yards: 212

Why Bet On The Clemson Tigers?

Is Clemson a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 12?

Why should you bet on second-ranked Clemson in this contest? There are a bunch of good reasons MYBookie college football betting faithful. First, Clemson is the far better offensive team in this contest as they average a whopping 45.7 points per game to Duke’s more modest 31.3 points per contest. Then, there’s the fact that the Tigers limit the opposition to just 112.7 points per game while the Blue Devils allow 23.5 points per contest.

Another good reason to back Dabo Swinney’s team is that they’ve answered the bell in every game this season and have covered the chalk in five straight games as a double-digit favorite, including once as an insane 38-point home fave against reeling Louisville. Clemson got past Boston College 27-7 last weekend in a ‘ho-hum’ affair that saw Trevor Lawrence pass for 295 yards with one touchdown and one pick.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 45.70
  • Total Yards: 526.60
  • Pass Yards: 274.40
  • Rush Yards: 252.20
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 12.70
  • Total Yards: 253.60
  • Pass Yards: 171.30
  • Rush Yards: 82.30

NCAA Football Week 12 Betting Trends for Duke vs Clemson

  • Duke is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Duke is 10-3 SU in the last 13 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Duke’s last 6 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games

Duke vs Clemson Expert Analysis and Prediction

If you think the point spread for this contest looks a bit high, you should know that three of Clemson’s last four wins in this rivalry have come by 29 points or more with two of those victories coming by at least 36 points including last season’s 56-20 road smackdown of the Blue Devils

The Blue Devils are 6-1 ATS in the last seven road games but they’re also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games versus Clemson. On the flip side of the coin, Clemson has gone a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five conference games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus a team with a winning record and 9-1 SU in their last 10 meetings against Duke. I say, don’t worry about the big spread. Trevor Lawrence and the unbeaten Tigers will cover it!

NCAA Football Week 12 Pick: Clemson 49 Duke 14