Clemson vs NC State Prediction - College Football Picks 10/28/23

NC State Wolfpack (4-3) vs Clemson Tigers (4-3)

Game Info: Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)

Betting Odds: NC State Wolfpack +10 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Clemson Tigers will play the NC State Wolfpack in an ACC game on Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. Clemson is coming off of a heartbreaking loss against Miami, while NC State has lost two of their last three games. 

Clemson Preview

The Clemson Tigers are 4-3 (2-3) this year after they lost to Miami by a score of 28-20 in double overtime last week. Clemson led 17-7 in the fourth quarter, but allowed Miami to tie it up with about two minutes left, before losing in overtime. The Tigers were out gained by a total of 362-345 and turned the ball over three times in the loss. Clemson has also lost to Duke and Florida State this year, and they have not looked like the dominant team we are used to seeing. The Clemson offense is averaging 33.9 points per game with 258.4 passing yards per game and 165.7 rushing yards per game, while going 43.9% on third downs. Cade Klubnik has thrown for 1,684 yards, 13 touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Tigers this season. Will Shipley has rushed for 494 yards and three touchdowns, while Tyler Brown has caught 29 passes for 391 yards and two scores. The Clemson defense is giving up 20.6 points against per game this season. 

NC State Preview

The NC State Wolfpack are 4-3 (1-2) this season after they lost to Duke by a score of 24-3 in their last game. NC State led 3-0 early in the first quarter, but was out scored 24-0 to end the game. The Wolfpack out gained Duke by a total of 305-301 and they held Duke to 1-9 on third downs in the loss. NC State has also lost to Notre Dame and Louisville, and they haven’t really defeated anyone good. The NC State offense is scoring 25.4 points per game with 204.1 passing yards per game and 143.3 rushing yards per game, while going 40.8% on third downs. MJ Morris has thrown for 458 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Wolfpack this year. Michael Allen has rushed for 230 yards and one touchdown, while Kevin Concepcion has caught 37 passes for 410 yards and four scores. The NC State defense is allowing 23.6 points against per game this year. 

NC State Wolfpack Team Facts

  • NC State has won each of its last nine October games at Carter-Finley Stadium.
  • NC State has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight games.
  • NC State has won the first half in each of its last four games against conference opponents at Carter-Finley Stadium.
  • Each of NC State's last four home games against Clemson have gone OVER the total points line.

Clemson Tigers Team Facts

  • Clemson has won 20 of its last 21 October games as a favorite.
  • Clemson has failed to cover the spread in each of its last four matches as a favorite when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • Each of Clemson's last four games at Carter-Finley Stadium have gone OVER the total points line.


Clemson comes into this game after a disappointing loss to Miami, but they take on a pretty weak NC State team here. The Wolfpack’s best win came against Marshall and I think they are going to struggle in this game. While Clemson has three losses on the year, they have come against pretty good teams. The Clemson defense is still pretty solid and I think Klubnik and the offense will be fine in this one. Take Clemson to pull away for a solid win here. 

David’s Pick Clemson -10

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