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College Football Week 9 Potential Upsets

The North Carolina Tar Heels hope to build on a 48-43 win over Georgia Tech last weekend when they visit the Virginia Cavaliers as 7-point underdogs in Week 9 college football betting at Bovada.

UNC has allowed huge points in their two last outings, but exposed No. 6 Notre Dame’s defense while covering as 16.5-point road dogs in a 50-43 loss, followed by QB Marquise Williams' outstanding four-TD pass performance in last week’s win over the Yellow Jackets.

While the Cavaliers have produced a respectable 29 points per game, that stat is skewed by a pair of big 45-point games against inferior opponents. If the Tar Heels can score early and contain Virginia’s passing game, look for them to come away with their first road win of the season in a high-scoring affair.

Matchup Reports: North Carolina vs. Virginia | Syracuse vs. Clemson | Oregon vs. Cal

Following a strong 30-7 win over Wake Forest last weekend, their second straight ATS, the Syracuse Orange take on the Clemson Tigers as 14.5-point underdogs at Bovada.

The Orange rebounded following four straight outright losses, including two to ranked teams, holding the Demon Deacons to just 170 total yards, easily covering a 6-point favorites.

Clemson has failed to cover in their last two games, missing starting QB DeShaun Watson, who is out until November with a hand injury.

With the Tigers averaging less than 95 yards on the ground in four of their last five games, the key to success for Syracuse will be to keep pressure on backup QB Cole Stoudt, while doing what Boston College was unable to do in their 17-13 loss to Clemson last weekend, finish off the Tigers while they had them down.

The California Golden Bears welcome the Oregon Ducks to Levi’s Stadium as 17.5-point home underdogs at Bovada.

California is coming off a hard-luck 36-34 loss to UCLA last weekend, covering as 6.5-point home dogs. The game was their fifth this season settled by one possession, with the Golden Bears going 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS in those matchups.

The 6-1 Ducks have notched a pair of SU and ATS wins since their stunning 31-24 loss to Arizona, and have dominated California, 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings.

But Oregon has been a mediocre 2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS in their last four road dates, and will be hard pressed to cover a wide point spread against a Bears squad that has scored 55+ points in three of their five home dates this season.

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