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Dr. Bob's Ebtting Advice For CLEMSON (-7) Vs. WAKE FOREST

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Kyle Parker #11 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after his team scores a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Robert StollCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2009

CLEMSON (-7.0) 26 Wake Forest 17

Over/Under Total: 49.0
09:00 AM Pacific Time Saturday, Oct-17

This game boils down to how well Wake's good offense (6.1 yppl against teams that would allow 5.3 yppl to an average team) performs against Clemson's dominating defense that has yielded just 4.2 yppl (to teams that would average 5.5 yppl against an average team).

The Tigers have the edge in that match-up but Wake Forest's mediocre defense (5.3 yppl allowed to teams that would average 5.1 yppl) has an even bigger advantage over a bad Clemson offense that is 0.9 yppl worse than average (4.6 yppl against teams that would allow 5.5 yppl to an average team).

Clemson does have great special teams, which could be the difference in which team covers the spread in this game. I'll call for Clemson to bounce-back from their week 5 upset loss to Maryland with a good effort coming off their bye week.

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