Clemson vs. UNC Picks & Betting Odds: Will Tigers Run Away With It?
Joshua Perry-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Trevor Lawrence
Clemson vs. UNC Betting Picks & Odds
Clemson Spread: -27
UNC Spread: +27
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Charlotte head coach Will Healy and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney are friends. The former Austin Peay head coach has looked up to the Tigers for a number of years in ways to build his own program. The respect was mutual, and enough to get Trevor Lawrence, Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins on the sidelines after Clemson gained a 24-0 lead in the first series of the second quarter.
Clemson has yet to surrender a touchdown in the first half, outscoring opponents 90-12 through the first 30 minutes of play. The formula is simple for Clemson, pull the Ferrari out of the garage for a spin around the block, get a few flip scores and have it back in the garage before dusk.
— ACC Network (@accnetwork) September 22, 2019
A first-half point spread of -16 should not be too much for Clemson against a North Carolina team that is 94th in scrimmage yards allowed.
Conversely, the Tar Heels only come to play in the second half, and more specifically, in the fourth quarter.
North Carolina has outscored opponents, 45-9, in the fourth quarter and Quarterback Sam Howell has orchestrated comebacks against South Carolina and Miami, while failing in final drives against Wake Forest and Appalachian State.
Pick: Clemson -16 1H, North Carolina 2H