Clemson vs. NC State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The No. 5 Clemson Tigers (4-0) face an ACC matchup with the No. 10 NC State Wolf Pack (4-0).

Clemson vs. NC State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing Clemson as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Clemson has -263 odds to pick up the win, while NC State is listed at +206 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 45.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Clemson vs. NC State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Stadium: Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview


Offensively, Clemson ranks 38th in the FBS with 460.5 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 47th in total defense (346.3 yards allowed per contest). Clemson sports the 51st-ranked defense this year (21.8 points allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 12th-best with 43.8 points per game. Clemson is compiling 275.0 passing yards per game on offense (42nd in the FBS), and ranks 104th defensively with 267.0 passing yards allowed per game. Clemson ranks 46th in rushing yards this year (185.5 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 79.3 rushing yards allowed per game. On the offensive side of the ball, Clemson has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking seventh-best in the FBS by averaging a 54.7% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 59th on defense (36.1% third-down percentage allowed). With six forced turnovers (56th in the FBS) against four turnovers committed (29th in the FBS), Clemson’s +2+2 turnover margin ranks 41st in college football.

NC State

NC State’s defensive unit has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with 261.5 total yards allowed per game. In terms of offense, it is accumulating 411.0 total yards per game, which ranks 69th. NC State’s defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks eighth-best in the FBS with 11.8 points conceded per contest. In terms of offense, it is posting 36.0 points per game, which ranks 43rd. NC State’s pass defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FBS with 179.8 passing yards allowed per contest. In terms of offense, it is putting up 253.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 63rd. NC State ranks 71st in the FBS with 157.5 rushing yards per contest, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 12th-best by allowing just 81.8 rushing yards per game. NC State ranks 30th in the FBS with a 47.4% third-down conversion rate, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks eighth-best by allowing a 25.0% third-down rate. NC State has accumulated nine forced turnovers this season and have turned it over five times, resulting in a +4 turnover margin, which ranks 20th-best in the FBS.

Clemson vs. NC State Betting Analysis

Clemson Betting Insights

Clemson has gone 1-3-0 against the spread this season. In games it has played as 7-point favorites or more, Clemson has an ATS record of 1-3. This season, Clemson games have hit the over twice. The Tigers have yet to lose a game they were the moneyline favorite this season, going 3-0. The Tigers have won all three games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -263 or shorter.

Wolf Pack Betting Insights

NC State has covered the spread two times this season (2-2-0). Games involving NC State have hit the over twice this season. This is the first time the Wolf Pack will play as underdogs this season. The Wolf Pack have entered two games this season as the underdog by +206 or more and won each of those games.

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Clemson vs. NC State Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.9 56.8 55.0
Implied Total AVG 42.0 48.5 35.5
ATS Record 1-3-0 0-2-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-2-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 1-0 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Wolf Pack

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.8 53.2 51.5
Implied Total AVG 39.5 42.0 32.0
ATS Record 2-2-0 2-1-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-2-0 2-1-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Players to Watch


  • With 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 17 tackles in four games, K.J. Henry has been a big piece of the Tigers’ defense in 2022.
  • As part of the Tigers’ defense, Barrett Carter has posted 1.0 TFL, 17 tackles, and one interception in four games.
  • Trenton Simpson has hit the gridiron for four games, registering 19 tackles for the Tigers.
  • The Tigers’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Ruke Orhorhoro, who has played four games, registering 2.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and eight tackles.

Wolf Pack

  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Wolf Pack’s Aydan White has registered eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions in four games.
  • Tyler Baker-Williams has been wreaking havoc on defense, recording two interceptions to go with five tackles, one sack, and two passes defended for the Wolf Pack.
  • Davin Vann has been wreaking havoc on defense, totaling 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL and seven tackles for the Wolf Pack.
  • The Wolf Pack’s Isaiah Moore has amassed 11 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.

Clemson vs. NC State Predictions and Pick

Clemson vs. NC State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Tigers (-7)

    Pick OU:

    Over (45.5)

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Our pick to win this game is Clemson, and we predict that Clemson will cover the spread (Clemson -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 45.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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