Clemson (7-3, 5-2 ACC) hasn't lost since dropping its third game of the season to No. 20 Pittsburgh on Oct. 23, and it will face the ACC's top team this weekend. The Tigers will host No. 10 Wake Forest (9-1, 6-0) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Demon Deacons sit atop the ACC standings and have only lost one game in 2021. They will clinch the ACC Atlantic division title with a win. Clemson's stagnant passing attack pales in comparison to Wake Forest's ahead of this matchup, but oddsmakers expect a one-score game.
Kickoff is set for noon ET. The latest Wake Forest vs. Clemson odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Tigers at -4, while the over-under for total points is set at 57. Before finalizing any Clemson vs. Wake Forest picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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- Wake Forest vs. Clemson spread: Clemson -4
- Wake Forest vs. Clemson over-under: 57 points
- Wake Forest vs. Clemson money line: Clemson -175, Wake Forest +150
- WAKE: The over has hit in six of the Demon Deacons' last seven games
- CLEM: The Tigers are 5-0 straight up in their previous five home games against the Demon Deacons
Why Wake Forest can cover
Only three FBS teams have more wins than Wake Forest in 2021. The Demon Deacons are 2-2 against the spread on the road and have only lost 58-55 to North Carolina in a game that didn't count in the conference standings. Few teams can match their aerial attack, and Clemson has had its fair share of struggles throwing the football.
Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman has tormented opposing defenses in 2021. He's rushed for 328 yards and nine scores in addition to tallying 3,163 passing yards with 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Hartman's skill set has helped the Demon Deacons score at least 40 points in five consecutive games. Clemson has begun to iron out its kinks on offense, but DJ Uiagalelei's performance remains inconsistent. Wake Forest's consistency could give the visitors an edge.
Why Clemson can cover
The Tigers have bounced back after a slow start to the season. They've won three straight contests ahead of Week 12. Clemson's last two home wins have been by double-digits. Clemson's passing attack has struggled, but it has enough talent in the backfield to dominate Wake Forest's subpar run defense.
Wake Forest's front line has been dominated opposing running backs in three consecutive road games. Syracuse, Army, and North Carolina racked up more than 300 rushing yards apiece against the Demon Deacons. Clemson could control the clock if it has similar success on the ground. The Tigers don't have a dominant feature back but have had a 100-yard rusher in two of their previous three home games.
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