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North Carolina is a 5-point betting underdog in Saturday's game against No. 1 Clemson in the ACC title game according to sportsbooks monitored by

By OddsShark
December 01, 2015

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-0 straight up and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against ACC opponents. The Tar Heels will attempt to shake up the college football playoff picture and win the ACC title with an upset against the Clemson Tigers this Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.

North Carolina is a 5-point betting underdog in Saturday's game according to sportsbooks monitored by The favored team is 4-0 SU and ATS in the last four meetings between the Tigers and the Tar Heels.

A 17-13 South Carolina win over North Carolina back in Week 1 didn't seem to be very significant at the time, but it is the only thing preventing the ACC Championship Game from being a play-in to the College Football Playoff between two undefeated teams. Since that loss on an uncharacteristic off-day on offense the Tar Heels are 11-0 SU and 8-3 ATS, winning games by an average margin of victory of over 20 points per game. This is North Carolina's first appearance in an ACC title game.

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, the Tar Heels must figure out how to solve the Tigers. North Carolina is 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS in its last six games against Clemson per the OddsShark College Football Database.

The Clemson Tigers have been in cruise control over the last few weeks since beating Florida State 23-13 in early November. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS over their last four games with each of their last three games coming against lackluster opponents in Syracuse, Wake Forest and South Carolina.

Clemson, sitting at +550 on the odds to win the national title, has proven able to rise to the occasion against top opponents all season, and will need to do so one more time to wrap up an undefeated year and make the College Football Playoff. The Tigers are 12-0 SU and 5-7 ATS this season.

The total for Saturdays' game is set at 67 points. The OVER is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams.

The ACC Championship Game puts two of the best quarterbacks in the nation on display in UNC's Marquise Williams and Clemson's Deshaun Watson. This should be an exciting game and a good test for Clemson heading into a potential playoff spot.

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