Clemson vs Notre Dame Picks & Predictions (NCAAF – 12.19.2020)

Peter N
December 15, 2020
Clemson Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds Picks and Predictions

The No. 3 Clemson Tigers will battle the No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in this ACC Championship game. The Tigers offense seems to be peaking in the right direction. The Fighting Irish haven’t lost a game yet and their closest game was against these very Tigers. Who will win this game? Read our Clemson vs Notre Dame picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!

When is Clemson vs Notre Dame?

Date: Saturday, Dec. 19

Location: Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, North Carolina

Time: 4:00 PM EST

Coverage: ABC

Tigers vs Fighting Irish Odds & Spreads

Moneyline: CLEM: (-350) I ND: (+318)

Spread: CLEM: -10 (-115) I ND: +10.5 (-107)

Total: Over: 61 (-107) I Under: 61 (-103)

Betting Preview

Clemson is second in the ACC, 9-1 overall, and 4-6 ATS. The Tigers offense is amazing and they rank fifth in total score and seventh in passing yards. They score around 46 points per game. The defense is strong and they rank ninth in yards per play. Clemson gives up around 18 points. This team has a two game winning streak and it seems like the defense is tightening up.

Two weeks ago, Clemson beat Virginia Tech 45-10. They scored in every quarter and the defense put up zeroes in the second half. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence went 12 of 22, for 195 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. The Tigers did well in rushing yards and yards per play.

Notre Dame is first in the ACC, 10-0 overall, and 5-5 ATS. The Fighting Irish offense is up there with the best teams in the league and they rank 12th in rushing yards. They score around 38 points per game. The defense is solid across the board, in all of the key areas. They give up around 17 points per game. This team has had a consistent offense all season and most of the wins have looked easy for them.

Two weeks ago, Notre Dame beat Syracuse 45-21. They controlled the game from start to finish and gave up a touchdown or less in every quarter. Quarterback Ian Book went 24 of 37, for 285 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. The team had even production in the running and passing game. Also, the defense picked up four turnovers.

Head to Head

This will be the sixth all-time meeting between the Tigers and the Fighting Irish. Clemson leads the series with a 3-2 record. In the last three games, the Tigers are 2-1 and the Irish are 2-1 ATS. The over/under is 1-2. Clemson scores around 31 points and Notre Dame is at 24. The Tigers have the edge in all the key areas. The Irish turn the ball over more.

Our Clemson vs Notre Dame Picks & Predictions

Two of the best teams in college football will go at it for the ACC title. When these teams met on November 7th, the Irish won in overtime 47-40. Lawrence didn’t play in that game because he had Covid. So, even with that big advantage, Notre Dame just barely got by. The Fighting Irish had plenty of rushing yards and third down efficiency. Clemson turned the ball over three times and didn’t get their rushing game going. 

In this title game, you can expect the Tigers to be ready to go. Clemson is 5-0 in the ACC title game, when the game is played at this stadium, and this team will be at full strength again. Plus the defense will have key players back. The Fighting Irish will be able to keep up with the productive Tigers offense, but can they keep it up for 60 minutes? This will be another shootout type of game. Clemson wins 38-30, but doesnt cover the spread.

Author Peter N