Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAF Week 5 Game Preview
An ACC matchup is in the offing this coming weekend, as the North Carolina Tar Heels test themselves against the reigning national champions and No. 1 Clemson Tigers at home. Go ahead and read the 2019 NCAAF Week 5 Clemson vs North Carolina preview by Nitrogen Sports Blog.
Tigers vs Tar Heels Week 5 game preview
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
2019 NCAAF Odds: Clemson (-26.5) vs. North Carolina (+26.5)
What to know about the Clemson Tigers (4-0)
North Carolina vs Clemson 2019 NCAAF Week 5 moneyline odds for the Tigers: -2941
The Tigers have been dominant in their game to the season and will be looking to build on this momentum. Their form is all the more impressive despite key players in the offseason to the NFL. But it became quickly apparent that there’s enough talent available to replace them.
Trevor Lawrence is the team’s great hope, with the QB already slated for a memorable NFL career. Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins add strength to the Tigers’ offensive. Overall, this is one of the best teams around and will realistically only lose this should North Carolina catch them resting on their laurels.
What to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels (2-2)
North Carolina vs Clemson 2019 NCAAF Week 5 moneyline odds for the Tar Heels: +1177
It’s an important game for North Carolina. In Clemson the Tar Heels have a strong opponent that should truly show the level that NC’s program is on at the moment. Regardless of their outsider status, there’s certainly a good deal potential in the Tar Heels’ roster. Freshman Sam Howell looks convincing in his QB role. Against Wake Forest, he completed 17 passes for 182 yards and managed two touchdowns. Running back Javonte Williams has also impressed.
There is still work to be done in defense, however, as the game against Charlotte has clearly shown. Going against Clemson is, without a doubt, a big test for North Carolina, but one that should show them exactly where it stands.
- Clemson is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games.
- Clemson is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games against North Carolina.
- In 4 of North Carolina’s last 6 games, the total has gone UNDER.
- North Carolina is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games at home.
How can a team like North Carolina, which just lost to Appalachian State at home recover? We’re not sure how the Tar Heels will do that, but they will have to, as they are about to face the reigning national titlists in the form of the Tigers.
Apart from this Tar Heels vs. Tigers preview, Nitrogen Sports Blog also has another 2019 NCAAF Week 5 game breakdown in Ole Miss vs. Alabama. Have you made your NCAAF picks? Make sure to check out our how to bet on sports piece first.