Clemson vs North Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for ACC Championship Game (Shootout in Charlotte)

Clemson vs North Carolina prediction, odds and betting trends for 2022 NCAA football ACC Championship Game.
Clemson vs North Carolina prediction, odds and betting trends for 2022 NCAA football ACC Championship Game. / Associated Press

Clemson vs North Carolina ACC Championship Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Clemson Tigers (10-2, 8-0 ACC) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (9-3, 6-2 ACC)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Bank of America Stadium — Charlotte, NC
Coverage: ABC

The regular season is over and only conference championships remain before the final College Football Playoff rankings. The fifth CFP Top 25 rankings are revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 29 on ESPN.

The ACC Championship Game features the Atlantic Division winner Clemson Tigers against the Coastal Division champ North Carolina Tar Heels.

Clemson vs North Carolina Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CLEM: (-295) | UNC: (+235)
Spread: CLEM: -7.5 (-108) | UNC: +7.5 (-112)
Total: 63.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

Clemson enters this ACC Championship game as more than a TD favorite on the spread (-7.5) and nearly 3/1 on the moneyline (-295). A win by North Carolina returns +235 on the moneyline. The total is about a TD higher than an average NCAA football total and is currently 63.5 points.

Clemson vs North Carolina Prediction & Pick

The Tigers are 7-1 SU/ATS in ACC Championship Games, including a 45-37 win over the Tar Heels in 2015 which was UNC's only appearance in this game. The last time these two met was in 2019 and North Carolina (+27) nearly pulled off the upset over No. 1 Clemson, losing 21-20.

Now North Carolina has prized freshman QB Drake Maye leading the ACC's No. 1 offense (37 PPG, 481 YPG) and Maye's 320 passing yards per game is best in the ACC. But the Tar Heels have lost back-to-back games as the favorite entering this championship contest while Clemson is coming off a 31-30 loss to South Carolina as a 14-point favorite.

Clemson's defense just allowed 360 passing yards to South Carolina, so Maye should have another big game. Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei can be inconsistent and he was clueless in last week's loss, going 8-of-29 for 99 yards with more questionable decisions. Clemson does have top freshman QB Cade Klubnik available if coach Dabo Swinney cuts the cord on Uiagalelei.

North Carolina's defense is the worst in the ACC, allowing 441 yards per game at 6.1 yards per play. Combined with Clemson's below-average pass defense, we should see a shootout in the ACC Championship Game.

Final Score Prediction: Clemson: 41 | North Carolina: 34

Clemson vs North Carolina Betting Trends

- Clemson is 16-2 straight up (SU) in their last 18 games.
- Clemson is 11-0 in their last 11 ACC games.
- The total has gone Over in 7 of Clemson's last 10 games.
- North Carolina is 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
- North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Clemson vs North Carolina Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

As mentioned above, this game has all the makings of a shootout and should feature plenty of points. Don't get cute with the spread -- just take the straightforward bet here and hammer the over.

Bet: Over 63.5 Points (-112)

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