An ACC battle is on tap between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Clemson Tigers at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson is 10-5 overall and 6-1 at home, while UNC is 11-5 overall and 2-4 on the road. UNC is tied for fourth in the ACC standings at 6-3, while Clemson has a 4-5 mark in ACC play.
The Tar Heels are favored by 3.5 points in the Clemson vs. North Carolina odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 135. Before entering any North Carolina vs. Clemson picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Clemson vs. North Carolina spread: Clemson +3.5
- Clemson vs. North Carolina over-under: 135 points
- Clemson vs. North Carolina money line: Clemson +125; UNC -145
What you need to know about Clemson
The Tigers had a 79-53 setback against the Duke Blue Devils this past Saturday. The losing side was boosted by forward Aamir Simms, who had 19 points along with six boards. Clemson picked up a hard-fought win over Louisville in the prior game, but overall the Tigers have now lost four of their last five after opening the season 9-1.
Clemson hasn’t scored more than 65 points in any of its last five games. Simms leads the team with 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. But he is the only Clemson player averaging double-digit scoring, with guard Nick Honor (8.8 ppg) next in scoring.
What you need to know about North Carolina
Meanwhile, UNC was able to grind out a solid victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers last week, winning 75-65. Forward Armando Bacot was the offensive standout of the game for UNC, dropping a double-double on 21 points and 10 rebounds in addition to three blocks. That was UNC’s third straight win and its sixth in the last seven games as the Tar Heels continue to hit their stride after an uneven start to the season.
Bacot, who is shooting 65.5 percent from the field, leads the way with 12.6 ppg. He’s tied with forward Day’Ron Sharpe for the team lead in rebounding (7.8 rpg). Garrison Brooks (10.6 ppg) and Caleb Love (10.4 ppg) are also making big contributions on the offensive end.
How to make North Carolina vs. Clemson picks
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