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Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAF Betting Odds & Info

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Clemson Tigers Vs. North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAF betting odds and game preview

Clemson opened the season as a strong college football betting favorite to make another national championship bid. Owing to the Tigers winning two of the last three national championships is their brand hot. As good as Clemson is the one concern has been what seems to be a production drop by Trevor Lawrence. Perhaps expectations were too high after his sensational freshman season of 2018. In view of that, the bar was raised impossibly high. North Carolina has come back down to earth after winning its first two games in dramatic fashion. Head coach Mack Brown faces a daunting challenge.

Clemson Tigers Vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

When: Saturday, September 28, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV: ABC
Stream: ESPN

Clemson Tigers Vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Clemson -26½ (-110) 61 (-110) -4000
North Carolina +26½ (-110) 61 (-110) +2000
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Clemson Tigers

Now Clemson is 4-0 straight up, 3-1 against the spread, and 2-2 on totals. The Tigers have strong national metrics. To show, Clemson, ranks 14th in the country for total offense and fourth for points allowed. Lawrence has been inconsistent and has thrown five interceptions. It could be a classic sophomore jinx season. And if that is the case a repeat title will be in doubt.

Players to Watch: QB Trevor Lawrence (925 YDS, 62% COMP, 8.7 YPC, 7 TD, 5 INT, 147.9 RTG, 11 RSH, 55 YDS, 5.0 YPC, 3 TD), RB Travis Etienne (53 RSH, 395 YDS, 7.5 YPC, 4 TD, 8 REC, 87 YDS, 10.9 YPC, 0 TD), RB Lyn J Dixon (33 RSH, 220 YDS, 6.7 YPC, 3 TD), WR Tree Higgins (16 REC, 376 YDS, 23.5 YPC, 2 TD), WR Justyn Ross (15 REC, 171 YDS, 11.4 YPC, 1 TD), PK BT POTTER (20-20 XP, 5-7 FG)

North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina is 2-2 straight up and with the odds with 2-2 on totals. Last week the Tar Heels were upset at home by Appalachian State 34-31 for their second consecutive loss. Overall Carolina ranks 69th in the nation for total offense and 97th for scoring. Defensively the Tar Heels rank 76th for total defense and 70th for points allowed. Mack Brown has enjoyed the high of two wins to start his coaching comeback. But the past two weeks remind him of the lows.

Players to Watch: QB Sam Howell (1024 YDS, 64% COMP, 8.8 AVG, 9 TD, 2 INT, 15 SACK, 159.6 RTG, 43 RSH, 19 YDS, 0.4 YPC, 1 TD), RB Javonte Williams (53 RSH, 299 YDS, 5.6 YPC, 1 TD, 5 REC, 36 YDS, 7.2 YPC, 0 TD), RB Michael Carter (48 RSH, 220 YDS, 4.6 YPC, 0 TD, 6 REC, 62 YDS, 10.3 YPC, 2 TD), WR Dyami Brown (15 REC, 284 YDS, 18.9 YPC, 3 TD), WR Dazz Newsome (19 REC, 270 YDS, 14.2 YHPC, 2 TD),

Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Numbers

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Clemson Tigers

8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a road chalk
9-5 over the total when favored on the road
11-5 with the odds on the road at ACC programs
8-4 over the total away from home in conference matchups
4-1 on the board in their head to head series with North Carolina
5-1 over the total against the Tar Heels

North Carolina Tar Heels

5-1 ATS as a home dog
4-9 under the total when getting points at Kenan Stadium
5-1 with the line in home games vs. ACC schools
3-5 under the total at Kenan Stadium against the ACC
3-1 on the board at home against Clemson
1-2 under the total at home vs. the Tigers

Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Picks

In this situation, there is a serious talent gap in favor of Clemson. As mentioned earlier the Tigers have been a reliable mobile betting value as road chalk.
Score Prediction: Clemson Tigers 42, North Carolina Tar Heels 10