Clemson vs. North Carolina 2022 ACC Championship Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

The Atlanta Coast Conference’s two best teams clash on Saturday night in the ACC Championship when 9-ranked Clemson takes on 23-ranked North Carolina. The Tar Heels boast one of the nation’s top offenses while Clemson prides itself on a stingy defense. Which teams’ best attribute wins out?

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Clemson vs. North Carolina 2022 ACC Championship Game Information

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8:00 pm ET
  • Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
  • TV: ABC
  • Radio: WCCP 105.5 FM The Roar (Clemson) // 97.9 The Hill WCHL (North Carolina)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Footall Odds: Clemson (-7.5) // North Carolina (+7.5)

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Why Bet on the LSU Tigers?

Clemson’s offense isn’t bad, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves. It has disappointed in 2022. Starting quarterback DJ Uagielelei was a Heisman Trophy contender before last season.

After last season’s performance, DJ didn’t show up on a single Heisman watch list. Uagielelei isn’t effective. He completes barely 61% of his passes. In the loss to South Carolina last Saturday, DJ completed 8-of-29.

Clemson averages over 34 points per game but it isn’t because of Uagielelei. Running back Will Shipley is the offense’s true leader. When Shipley plays well, the Tigers thrive.

Heading into the season, some fans though the Tigers would field the best defense in college football. It didn’t pan out that way.

But although Clemson’s defense isn’t as good as Georgia’s or Michigan’s, it is good enough to hold teams to less than 21 points per game and just 102.2 rushing yards per contest. Myles Murphy leads in the sack department with 6.5. RJ Mickens has 3 interceptions.

Why Bet on the Georgia Bulldogs?

The Tar Heels’ offense is scary good. UNC averages 37.1 points from 480.9 total yards per game.

The offense’s effectiveness starts with dual-threat QB Drake Maye. The 6’ 5” quarterback from Charlotte completes 66.8% of his passes, has thrown for 3,847 yards, and has tossed 35 TDs to 5 interceptions.

Maye has rushed for 629 yards and has scored 6 rushing TDs. Drake averages about 321 passing yards per game. Maye is great at making space, meaning he can evade the rush, set his feet, and then deliver darts.

While the Heels’ offense is fantastic, the defense is a mess. North Carolina allows an average of 442.7 yards and over 30 points per game.

Those are the averages UNC allows. So North Carolina is allowing teams with just okay offenses to score a lot of points. Storm Duck, that’s his real name, has 3 interceptions, and Noah Taylor leads the team in sacks with 3.5.

Clemson vs. North Carolina Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 15-2 ATS in the last 17 games in December.
  • Clemson is 20-7 ATS in the last 27 neutral site games.
  • Over is 6-1 in Clemson’s last 7 games following an ATS loss.
  • Tar Heels are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 neutral site games.
  • North Carolina is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games following an ATS loss.
  • Over is 4-0 in North Carolina’s last 4 neutral site games.

Clemson vs. North Carolina Expert Betting Predictions

The ACC Championship might be the toughest title game to handicap. Clemson has a great defense. North Carolina has a great offense. The old saying is that defense wins championships, but if your offense can’t keep up, your D will be in too big of a hole to climb out.

In this case, North Carolina’s offense has a big edge. Clemson’s offense will score points because everybody scores against UNC, but the Tar Heels will score more and, eventually, Ugaialelei will make a mistake.

nortAlso, the game happens in Charlotte. So it’s essentially a Tar Heels home contest. UNC may not win but they should cover.

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