ACC foes battle for conference supremacy in Week 5 as No. 5 Clemson football (4-0) aims to maintain the nation’s longest active winning streak against the No. 10 NC State Wolfpack (4-0) in Clemson, SC this Saturday. Let’s take a look at early Clemson betting lines and odds.
Current Spread: Clemson -6.5 or NC State +6.5
Clemson has proven feisty for betters so far this college football season. Despite their 4-0 record, the Tigers are 1-3 against the spread – most recently failing to cover in a 51-45 win, a double-overtime shootout with Wake Forest, this last Saturday. The Tigers were a failed two-point conversion away from covering.
NC State comes into Week 5 with a record of 2-2 against the spread. Their most recent victory came at the expense of the inferior UConn team with a final score of 41-10. NC State also beat Clemson last season in double overtime, 27-21.
According to DraftKings, Clemson opened the week as an 8.0 point favorite over NC State. In less than 24 hours, that line has continued to move and seems to be settling in at 6.5 to 7.0 points in favor of the Tigers. Clemson being the favorite in a marquee match up isn’t all that unexpected considering their rank and being at home.
Over/Under: 46.0 points
Oddsmakers aren’t expecting this to be like aforementioned Clemson/Wake Forest shootout from last weekend, and more like the Clemson/NC State matchup from last season. While their secondary was exploited a bit by Wake Forest, Clemson, along with NC State, are amongst some of the stoutest defensive units in the nation.
Clemson football is 1-3 against the spread this season and looks to improve upon that mark on Saturday when North Carolina State comes to Death Valley
The over/under for this Week 5 matchup is set at 46 points…a low-scoring affair.Exactly half of both Clemson and NC State’s games have been on the over this season (2-2). Both Clemson and NC State’s have went 2-2 on the over this season.
Clemson will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Later in the week Rubbing the Rock will have staff predictions, best bets and further analysis in time for this marquee matchup.