North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Clemson Tigers - 12/5/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (12-0) at North Carolina Tar Heels (11-1)
College Football: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels +6.5 -- Over/Under: 63 See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels will face off against the Clemson Tigers in the ACC Championship game at 8:00 Saturday night.
The North Carolina Tar Heels have been red hot since week 2 of the season. Since losing the opening week North Carolina has won 11 games in a row. Their most recent was a 45-34 win over NC State. So far this season Quarterback Marquise Williams has recorded 2605 passing yards has thrown for 18 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Williams has also added 786 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Running back Elijah Hood has 1280 yards on the ground and 16 touchdowns. The leading receivers have been Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer who have combined for 1297 yards and 12 touchdowns. North Carolina has been able to score easily all year and now they will face the toughest defense they have seen this season.
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The Clemson Tigers have not lost this season and hold a 12-0 record. Clemson is coming off of a 37-32 win over South Carolina last weekend. Clemson’s defense has been somewhat inconsistent but they always show up for big games. On the season Quarterback Deshaun Watson has thrown for 3223 yards and 27 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. Watson also has 756 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns. Running back Wayne Gallman has 1145 yards and 9 touchdowns. Clemson’s leading receiver has been Artavis Scott who has 77 catches for 709 yards and 4 touchdowns. Clemson will be ready for their championship matchup against North Carolina.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-0 against the spread vs. a team with a winning record. The Tar Heels are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. Clemson is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 neutral site games. The Tigers are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games overall.
Combined these teams have 1 loss. Both of these teams have outstanding offenses that can put up a lot of points. The deciding factor in this game will be the defenses and i think that Clemson has the better defense. I expect a high scoring game but Clemson to win by at least a touchdown in the end.