Clemson at North Carolina - 12/3/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

North Carolina Tar Heels (9-3) vs Clemson Tigers (10-2)

Game Info: Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)

Betting Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels +7 -- Over/Under: 60 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Clemson Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday in the ACC Championship at the Bank of America Stadium. The last time these two teams faced off in 2019, it was Clemson that secured a 21-20 victory. 

Clemson comes into this game with a 10-2 record, and they have gone 6-6 against the spread. In the last game against South Carolina, Clemson scored 30 points, but there were some bad mistakes late, and they ended up losing 31-30. This team has no chance to make the college football playoff, and there have to be questions about what this team really has to play for. DJ Uiagalelei really struggled in the last game, completing only 8 of his 29 passes for 99 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Even with the struggles, the team is sticking with him to be the starter in this game. Clemson is averaging 34.3 points, while their defense is giving up 20.9 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is North Carolina, who sits with a 9-3 record, and they have gone 6-6 against the spread. The Tar Heels have lost two games in a row, and they have both been disappointing. In the last game against NC State, it took double overtime, but they were defeated 30-27. Drake Maye completed 29 of his 49 passes for 233 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. North Carolina is averaging 37.1 points, while their defense is giving up 30.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league, and it will need to be strong here. 

The over is 4-0 in the Tar Heel's last four neutral site games. The Over is 4-0 in the Tiger's last 4 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. North Carolina is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games as an underdog. 

I think the Tar Heels win this game outright, but will take the points to be safe. I don’t trust Uiagalelei, and he’s going to struggle in this game. Drake Maye is going to have another big game, and that is going to be the difference here as North Carolina is going to find success here. Back North Carolina against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick North Carolina +7

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