Game Preview - Eagles underdogs vs Tar Heels at North Carolina

Boston College Eagles North Carolina Tar Heels
3-3 October 26, 2013, 03:30 | Kenan Stadium 1-5



The North Carolina Tar Heels host Boston College on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-4 ATS mark against the 3-3 Eagles in NCAAF action at Kenan Stadium.

Backers of the Tar Heels have seen them go 1-5 and 2-4 ATS so far this season, while the Eagles are at 3-3 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 3-3, while the Tar Heels are 1-5.

View Boston College Eagles vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Tar Heels in this game found them listed as -10-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tar Heels rated this week at No. 65 and the Eagles sitting at No. 89. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 23-18 result in favor of the Eagles this week.

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Boston College was a 24-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Clemson. They covered the 24-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston College lost its last outing 24-14 against Clemson on Saturday, getting a 121-yard receiving performance from Alex Amidon in a losing cause at Memorial Stadium. North Carolina lost its last outing 27-23 against Miami on Thursday, getting a 199-yard receiving performance from Eric Ebron in a losing cause at Kenan Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 23.5 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 58 this week at 26.33 PPG. The Tar Heels aerial game is averaging 309.83 yards per game, more than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 229.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 93-rated road run defense, allowing 209.5 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 109 in rushing offense at home.

A few Eagles at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Boston College is 6-18-1 SU in its last 25 games
Boston College is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Boston College is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Boston College's last 19 games on the road
North Carolina is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games
North Carolina is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home
North Carolina is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina's last 8 games at home


Next up:
Boston College at Virginia Tech, Saturday, November 2nd
North Carolina at North Carolina State, Saturday, November 2nd
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