Clemson vs. North Carolina ACC Championship Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 3, 2022

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The ACC Championship Game is between the No. 10 Clemson Tigers (10-2) and the No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels (9-3).

Clemson vs. North Carolina Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Clemson as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Clemson has -302 odds to pick up the win, while North Carolina is listed at +231 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 63.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Clemson vs. North Carolina Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Bank of America Stadium

Betting Preview


Clemson ranks 52nd in total offense this year (406.9 yards per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with 406.9 yards allowed per game. Clemson is totaling 34.3 points per game on offense (26th in the FBS), and ranks 27th on the other side of the ball with 20.9 points allowed per game. From an offensive standpoint, Clemson ranks 85th in the FBS with 217.5 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 74th in passing yards allowed per contest (226.4). Clemson has the 39th-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (189.4 per game), and has been better defensively, ranking 10th-best with only 101.0 rushing yards allowed per game. On offense, Clemson has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 11th-best in the FBS by putting up a 49.2% third-down conversion rate. The defense ranks 29th on defense (34.1% third-down conversion rate allowed). Clemson has forced 17 total turnovers (57th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 20 times (101st in the FBS) for -3a turnover margin of -3, 100th-ranked in college football.

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North Carolina

Defensively, North Carolina is a bottom-25 unit, giving up 442.7 total yards per game (16th-worst). Fortunately, it is thriving on the other side of the ball, generating 480.9 total yards per contest (12th-best). North Carolina’s offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 37.1 points per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 30.3 points per game, which ranks 102nd. North Carolina ranks 13th-worst in passing yards allowed per game (273.0), but at least it has been getting things done on the offensive side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in passing yards per game (320.9). North Carolina ranks 60th in the FBS with 160.0 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 92nd with 169.7 rushing yards given up per contest on defense. North Carolina’s third-down offense has been excelling, putting up a 46.5% third-down conversion rate (19th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 92nd by giving up a 41.3% third-down rate. North Carolina sports a +2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 51st in the FBS.

Clemson vs. North Carolina Betting Analysis

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Clemson Betting Insights

Clemson has compiled a 6-6-0 record against the spread this season. Clemson is 3-5 ATS when playing as at least 7.5-point favorites. Clemson games have gone over the total seven times this season. The Tigers have been favored on the moneyline 11 total times this season. They’ve finished 9-2 in those games. The Tigers have a record of 4-0 when they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -302 or shorter (83.3%).

Tar Heels Betting Insights

North Carolina has covered the spread five times this season (5-6-1). Games involving North Carolina have hit the over on six occasions this season. This season, the Tar Heels have been listed as the underdog in three games but won them all. The Tar Heels have played as an underdog of +231 or more once this season and won that game.

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Clemson vs. North Carolina Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.2 51.6 50.7
Implied Total AVG 34.3 36.1 31.6
ATS Record 6-6-0 3-4-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 4-3-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 9-2 5-1 4-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Tar Heels

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 62.6 58.8 66.3
Implied Total AVG 36.5 36.8 36.2
ATS Record 5-6-1 2-4-0 3-2-1
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 4-2-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-3 2-3 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-0 0-0 3-0

Players to Watch


  • With 3.0 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL, 60 tackles, and two interceptions in 12 games, Jeremiah Trotter Jr. has been a significant contributor to the Tigers’ defense in 2022.
  • Barrett Carter has played 12 games, recording two interceptions to go along with 48 tackles, 6.0 TFL, four sacks, and two passes defended for the Tigers.
  • With 43 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in 12 games, K.J. Henry has been a key piece of the Tigers’ defense in 2022.
  • A significant part of the Tigers’ defensive unit, Trenton Simpson has 51 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in 12 games.

Tar Heels

  • Cedric Gray has been doing his part on defense, collecting two interceptions to go with 90 tackles, 6.0 TFL, one sack, and four passes defended for the Tar Heels.
  • In 12 games for the Tar Heels, Power Echols has recorded 71 tackles, 5.0 TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended.
  • The Tar Heels’ DeAndre Boykins has amassed one interception to go with 43 tackles, 4.0 TFL, two sacks, and one pass defended in 12 games.
  • Storm Duck has totaled 1.0 TFL, 28 tackles, and three interceptions in 12 games for the Tar Heels.

Clemson vs. North Carolina Predictions and Pick

Clemson vs. North Carolina betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Tar Heels (+7.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (63.5)

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How to Bet on Clemson vs. North Carolina

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Our pick to win this game is Clemson, and we expect that North Carolina will cover the spread (Clemson -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 63.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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