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Betting line favors Tigers over Tar Heels

North Carolina Tar HeelsClemson Tigers
Oct 22, 12:00 PM | Grass of Memorial Stadium

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Clemson Tigers Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD7-0

The Tigers will do battle with the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Tigers are 7-0 so far on the season, and 6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, are 5-2 and 3-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Clemson go 5-2 and the Tar Heels go 3-4 on the totals.

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Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Tigers pegged as 9.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 30 and the Tar Heels sitting at No. 60. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 42-35 result in favor of the Tigers this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Clemson's No. 21-ranked offense (38 PPG) against a Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 24 at 20.1 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 293.7 yards per game, more than the Tar Heels give up through the air (247.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Tar Heels feature the league's No. 86-rated road run defense, allowing 192.5 yards per game. Clemson, meanwhile, ranks No. 41 in rushing offense at home.

North Carolina was a 30-24 loser in its last match at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 54 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Clemson was a 56-45 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Maryland. They covered the 9–point spread as favorites, while the total score (101) made winners of OVER bettors.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Tar Heels at Tigers trends to consider:
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Clemson's last 8 games

Next up:
North Carolina home to Wake Forest, Saturday, October 29
Clemson at Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 29

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