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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Clemson Tigers Week 5 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

North Carolina Tar Heels


Clemson Tigers
Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Memorial Stadium


Two ACC teams with disappointing performances a week ago square off on Saturday as the Clemson Tigers host the North Carolina Tar Heels at Death Valley.

The Tar Heels will look to end a four-game skid against the spread as road underdogs following a 70-41 blowout loss to the East Carolina Pirates last Saturday.

However, Clemson's loss may have been even more devastating, as the team nearly ended Florida State's 18-game winning streak on the road but missed two field goals and fell 23-17 in overtime.

The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between the Tigers and Tar Heels, and Clemson is 3-0 ATS in its past three games vs. the line as home chalk.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Clemson Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at BetDSI opened the Clemson Tigers as -10-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check GTbets.eu for the latest on the over under).

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Computer Prediction: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Clemson Tigers Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 44-32 win for the Tigers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Clemson Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Clemson Tigers sit at 1-2 (2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the North Carolina Tar Heels are currently 2-1 (0-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Clemson is 2-1 OU, and North Carolina is 2-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Clemson vs North Carolina injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Clemson Tigers rated this week at No. 32 and the North Carolina Tar Heels sitting at No. 25.

How North Carolina Tar Heels vs Clemson Tigers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Clemson Tigers No. 43-ranked offense (37 PPG) against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 121 at 42 PPG. The Clemson Tigers passing attack has averaged 320.67 yards per game, less than the North Carolina Tar Heels give up through the air (325.33 YPG on average).

Defensively, the North Carolina Tar Heels feature the league's No. 111-rated road run defense, allowing 343 yards per game. Clemson, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Carolina lost its last outing, a 70-41 result against Pirates on September 20. North Carolina failed to cover in that game as a -1.5-point favorite, while the 111 combined points took the game OVER the total. North Carolina was hammered in its last outing, as East Carolina ran up a 70-41 score against them at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Clemson lost its last outing, a 23-17 result against Seminoles on September 20. Clemson covered in that game as a +9.5-point underdog, while the 40 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Tigers suffered a Week 4 loss against Florida State in their last game, falling 23-17 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Clemson Tigers Betting Odds Trends

North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
North Carolina is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
North Carolina is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Clemson is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Clemson is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Clemson's last 10 games
Clemson is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

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