NC State vs. Clemson - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Clemson Tigers (9-0) at NC State Wolfpack (4-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)
The Line: NC State Wolfpack +30.5 -- Over/Under: 54
The Clemson Tigers and the NC State Wolfpack will match up in college football action on Saturday.
Clemson rolls in here at 9-0 so far. The Tigers have taken out Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Syracuse, Charlotte, UNC, Florida State, Louisville Boston College and Wofford in succession this season.
In the win over Wofford, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence posted 218 yards with three scores, and Travis Etienne rushed for 212 yards and two scores on just nine totes. Tee Higgins led the receivers there with 74 yards and a TD on five grabs.
Over on the NC State side, they’re 4-4 this season. The Wolfpack have wins over East Carolina, Western Carolina, Ball State and Syracuse but they’ve lost to West Virginia, Florida State, Boston College and Wake Forest.
In the loss to Wake, NC State QB Devin Leary had 149 yards with one TD and two INTs, and Jordan Houston had 48 rush yards. Cary Angeline led the receivers on 46 yards and a TD from three catches.
Clemson is 8-1 ATS in the last nine road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss. The Tigers are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 overall.
Meanwhile, the Wolfpack are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight in November and 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games. NC State is 1-5 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven overall.
Outside of the 21-20 scare against UNC, Clemson hasn’t shown a lot of weaknesses this year. In the four games since that close win, the Tigers have won by scores of 45-14, 45-10, 59-7 and 59-14. They’re doing fine.
Considering NC State has given up 89 points combined over their last two outings, the Wolfpack don’t look like a lock to get into the spread here. I normally hate these enormous lines, but Clemson seems the better choice in this one.