A big ACC – Coastal division matchup is on the schedule Saturday as the 7-2 Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to South Carolina to take on the 10-0 Clemson Tigers. Wake Forest is playing just to ruin Clemson’s season while the Tigers are looking to get back to the College Football playoffs to defend their title from last season.
Wake Forest currently sits at 3-2 in the ACC and is three and a half games back of Clemson with just three games to go. Nonetheless, it has been a successful season for the Deacs as they will be bowling for the fourth straight season.
The Clemson Tigers hopes of defending their title from last season is still very alive as they currently sit at 10-0 and have just three games remaining to stay undefeated and get back to the playoffs. Clemson are hoping to get back to the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
Below is my pick for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at the #3 Clemson Tigers. All lines are from the FanDuel Sportsbook.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons at #3 Clemson Tigers (-34.5): O/U 59.5 points (-110/-110)
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons slim ACC championship game hopes came to an end last week with a disappointing 36-17 road loss to Virginia Tech next week. Wake was leading at the half, but a 30-7 second half for the Hokies saw them come away with the win. Saturday will be Wake Forest’s first game against a ranked team this year and their fourth road game of the season. The Demon Deacons are currently 2-1 on the road in 2019. Wake Forest is 4-4-1 against the spread and the under has hit in six of their nine games this season.
Clemson continued their destruction through the ACC with a 55-10 road win over North Carolina State last week. Since their one point win over North Carolina, back in late September, the Tigers have dropped at least 45 points in all six games and have won by an average margin of 41.6 points per game. Clemson is 7-3 against the spread and the over, and under, have both hit in five of their games this season.
Series History: Clemson has won 10 straight meetings between these two schools and leads the all-time series 66-17-1.
College Football Prediction: Clemson is going to continue winning, and winning big, so I am backing Clemson -34.5 Saturday.
YTD College Football Results: 38-33-1