Although the Clemson Tigers have leaped into the College Football Playoff Top 4, their hold on the spot is tenuous. The Tigers must continue to win and win big. They face a high-scoring team on Saturday as a -33 favorite. Will Clemson cover? Check out the college football odds, a preview, and a free pick for Clemson vs Wake Forest!
Wake Forest vs Clemson 2019 College Football Week 12 Spread & Betting Prediction
- When: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 pm ET
- Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
- TV: ABC
- Radio: Wake Forest / Clemson
- Live Stream: ESPN+
- ATS Odds: Clemson -33
Why the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are a good bet +33?
Even though oddsmakers believe all the money will go to Clemson in this matchup, Wake Forest has a .500 record against the spread. The Demon Deacons are 4-4-1 ATS. In addition, Saturday’s game is only the second time this season Wake is the underdog. Not only has Wake played .500 football against the spread, they average close to 10 points more on offense than they do on defense. Versus Clemson on Saturday, Wake Forest has 33 points to work with. They should cover.
- Total Yards: 487.3
- Passing Yards: 314.1
- Rushing Yards: 173.2
- Points Scored: 35.7
- Total Yards: 407.8
- Passing Yards: 243.8
- Rushing Yards: 164
- Points Allowed: 25.9
Why the Clemson Tigers are a good bet -33?
Because Penn State and Alabama lost in Week 11, Clemson and Georgia jumped into the College Football Playoff Top 4. Clemson enters the CFP ranked 3. The Tigers know they can’t afford a hiccup. If they do, they will fall out of the CFP with no hopes of getting back in. With that on their minds, Clemson should perform better on Saturday than they have all season long. The Tigers are also hot. They’ve gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Total Yards: 545.8
- Passing Yards: 276
- Rushing Yards: 269.8
- Points Scored: 45.3
- Total Yards: 251.5
- Passing Yards: 137.2
- Rushing Yards: 114.3
- Points Allowed: 11.5
College Football Week 12 Betting Trends for Wake Forest vs Clemson
- Demon Deacons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight-up loss
- Wake Forest is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss
- Demon Deacons are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game
- Clemson is 4-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record
- Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up win
- Clemson is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
Navy vs Notre Dame Final Betting Analysis
Even though Wake Forest has a .500 record against the spread, they are 0-2-1 ATS in road games. That doesn’t set them up for success on Nov. 16. Wake is one of the better teams in the ACC. Unfortunately, outside of Clemson, the ACC is the worst Power 5 Conference in college football.
Clemson coach Dabo Sweeney has his team in the CFP. He won’t allow them to slow down in this game. Sweeney will push his squad to dominate on both sides of the ball. Consequently, the Clemson Tigers will cover the massive spread. Back Clemson against the spread versus Wake Forest.
College Football Week 12 Free Pick: Clemson -33