Connect with us

College Football

Clemson vs. Wake Forest 2020 NCAA Football Betting Preview, Lines and Predictions

Clemson Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons betting preview

At the beginning of the season, Clemson is the top College football betting choice to win the national championship.  And there is plenty of good reason for that status.  Clemson has played in the national championship game four of the last five years.  In all five seasons, they made the playoff.  Records like that earn credibility with the gambling public.  Wake Forest is in a successful era as well.  By their standards, these are high times.  To illustrate Wake is coming off a school-record four straight bowl games.  Head coach Dave Clawson has found the formula.

Clemson Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Information

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Truist Field, Winston Salem, North Carolina
TV Coverage: ABC

Clemson Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Odds

Clemson -32½ (-110) 60 (-110) -10000
Wake Forest +32½ (-110) 60 (-110) +4000
Place Bets

Clemson Tigers at Wake Forest Demon Deacons CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we have the Atlantic Coast Conference behemoth opening its season.  Clemson will be bet by the squares regardless of price.  This is a case where the online sportsbook value doesn’t matter to the masses.  Also, its possible that any line wouldn’t be set high enough.  Wake Forest was rendered helpless in their last two meetings against the Tigers.  And the talent disparity is hard to downplay. Though his may be true it all feeds into the branding.  Sharps sometimes like the Demon Deacons.  But nobody likes stepping in front of a freight train.

Clemson Class of ACC

Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football.  More empathically nobody recruits better than Clemson.  Each year head coach Dabo Swinney delivers classes ranked at or near the top.  Clemson’s depth is difficult to behold.  To illuminate their second-string could start at most good programs.  Clemson is now recruited by the nation’s top players.  The best in the nation are pounding on their front door.  Swinney lets the game come to him.

Consistent with that the top two Tigers stars return for 2020.  Junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence won the 2018 national title.  He was a raw true freshman then.  Lawrence is projected as the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.  So too is running back Travis Etienne back.  Etienne could have come out for last spring’s NFL Draft.  Instead, he opted to return for a shot at the national championship.  Lawrence and Etienne make Clemson an irresistible Betting on college football selection for the masses.

Awake in the Forest?

Of major concern for Wake Forest is the loss of key bet on NCAAF assets from 2019.  Clawson replaces his quarterback, leading rusher, leading receiver, and three offensive line starters.  Likewise, Wake Forest uses good offense to cover for a perpetually weak defense.  This is not a good recipe for a matchup against Clemson.

Clemson Tigers at Wake Forest Demon Deacons Against the Spread

Late on Clemson has utterly dominated this head to head series.  In 2019 the Tigers paid in a 52-3 home win.  Clemson scored a 62-3 win at Wake Forest in 2018.

Further, Clemson has covered eight of their last 10 as double-digit road favorites.  September hasn’t gone as well for the Tigers.  To illustrate they are 4-7 vs. the odds in that month.  Eight of their last 11 September matchups went under the total.

Counter to that Wake Forest is 1-5 against the spread as home dogs.  Six of their last ten as home pups went over.  Wake has paid in just three of their last nine September games.  Five of their last eight in that month cleared the total.

Clemson Tigers at Wake Forest Demon Deacons CashBet Free Pick  

As was previously noted Clemson has dominated this betting on NCAAF series.  Equally important is that Wake Forest is a poor home dog value.  Most important of all the Demon Deacons are outmanned here.  Clemson can name the score.

Clemson at Wake Forest CashBet Best Bet:  Clemson Tigers


CashBet Sportsbook Promotions

CashBet Sportsbook Promotions


More in College Football