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While the ACC might not have a representative in the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row, Saturday’s championship game between the Clemson Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels is still important. A conference title and a spot in the Orange Bowl are up for grabs after all.

The theme for any handicapper worth a grain of salt is to keep doing what you do, even when a rough patch hits. Fortunately, we didn’t stray from that theory after Weeks 10 and 11 were not very kind – our first two weeks of sub-.500 play in our best bets.

Despite a 13-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints are just four-point underdogs on the road at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Monday. And someone, somewhere must have disregarded what they saw in Santa Clara because plenty of money must have plopped down late Su…

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