Who doesn’t love a good underdog? Here is your weekly breakdown of the college football team that you should have confidence in placing your bets on. Update: (5-2)

Let’s be honest here fellas, these last two weeks have been a doozie for JackieBlogs. Wake Forest gets smoked by Clemson and Wisconsin got bodied by Michigan. Time to brush off the dirt, move on, and fill that bankroll this weekend.

#16 N.C. State (+17) vs. #3 Clemson

Don’t call this a trap bet. Please don’t do it.  Don’t jinx me, you, your Uncle Mark*, no one. JUST DON’T DO IT. (*Everyone has an Uncle Mark)

Now that we got that out of the way, the amount of disrespect shown toward the Wolfpack this weekend is wild. This N.C. State program is boasting the #16 Total Defense in the country only allowing 16.8 points per contest, 13th in the country in rushing giving up only 107 yards per game. I’m not sold on Clemson yet, you’re not sold on Clemson yet. They’re 2-4 against the spread this season only covering against two underpowered opponents.

As always, let’s breakdown the quick spread stats:

N.C. State Quick Stats:

  • 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
  • 6-2 ATS in their last eight games vs. Clemson overall. The underdog is also 6-2 in their last eight meetings… which has always been the Wolfpack.
  • 5-1 ATS in their last six games when traveling to Clemson.

Clemson Quick Stats:

  • This has been said once or twice before.. but Clemson is 2-4 ATS this year. A top four team that can only cover two out of the six spreads? Against a now undefeated program? 
  • 0-4 ATS in their last five meetings at home
  • 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. 
  • 3-7 ATS following a game when the Tigers score more than 40 points.

Well boys, there you have it. Here’s an undefeated program with a solid defense against a team who can’t cover to save their lives. It’s almost destiny right? Right. It is destiny boys. Bet the house, its time to let the dogs wolves out this weekend. 

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