Clemson vs. Wake Forest Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 12 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 14, 2021, 8:41 pm

The Clemson Tigers (7-3, 0-0 ACC) will have their third-ranked scoring defense on display versus the No. 13 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-1, 0-0 ACC) and their No. 2 offense on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The Tigers are favored by 3.5 points. The total for this one is set at 56 points.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Clemson stats and betting info

Betting trends for Clemson

  • Clemson has only covered the spread twice in 10 opportunities this season.
  • In games they have played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, the Tigers are 2-7 against the spread.
  • Out of Clemson’s 10 games with a set total, four have hit the over (40%).
  • None of Clemson’s games this season have ended with a higher combined score than Saturday’s over/under of 56 points.
  • On average, the over/under in Tigers games is 7.1 points fewer than the over/under of 56 points in this contest.
  • The Tigers collect 95.8 fewer yards per game (344.7), than the Demon Deacons allow per outing (440.5).
  • In games that Clemson totals over 440.5 yards, the team is 2-0 overall.
  • This year, the Tigers have 14 turnovers, seven fewer than the Demon Deacons have takeaways (21).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 198.9 (1989) 100
Rush yards 145.8 (1458) 83
Points scored 24.4 (244) 95
Pass yards against 197.8 (1978) 28
Rush yards against 112.2 (1122) 18
Points allowed 15.3 (153) 3

Key players for Clemson

  • D.J. Uiagalelei has thrown for 1,752 yards (175.2 ypg) to lead Clemson, completing 54.9% of his passes and recording eight touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 241 rushing yards (24.1 ypg) on 85 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Will Shipley has carried the ball 93 times for a team-high 438 yards (43.8 per game), with seven touchdowns this year.
  • Justyn Ross’ team-leading 524 receiving yards (52.4 yards per game) have come on 47 receptions with three touchdowns.
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Wake Forest stats and betting info

Betting trends for Wake Forest

  • Wake Forest is 6-4-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Demon Deacons are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • Wake Forest has hit the over in five of its 10 games with a set total (50%).
  • This season, six games Wake Forest played finished with a combined score higher than 56 points.
  • The over/under for this contest is 8.6 points fewer than the average over/under in Demon Deacons’ games this season (64.6 points).
  • The Demon Deacons rack up 188.5 more yards per game (498.5) than the Tigers give up per outing (310.0).
  • Wake Forest is 9-1 overall when the team churns out over 310.0 yards.
  • This season the Demon Deacons have 12 turnovers, one fewer than the Tigers have takeaways (13).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 318.0 (3180) 14
Rush yards 180.5 (1805) 50
Points scored 44.7 (447) 2
Pass yards against 238.2 (2382) 82
Rush yards against 202.3 (2023) 116
Points allowed 29.1 (291) 86

Key players for Wake Forest

  • Sam Hartman has 3,157 passing yards (315.7 ypg) to lead Wake Forest, completing 59.7% of his passes and tossing 30 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 329 rushing yards (32.9 ypg) on 75 carries with nine rushing touchdowns.
  • Christian Beal-Smith’s team-high 533 rushing yards (53.3 per game) have come on 107 carries, with seven touchdowns this year.
  • A.T. Perry’s team-leading 918 receiving yards (91.8 yards per game) have come on 47 receptions with 11 touchdowns.

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