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Notre Dame has enjoyed success on the road in October

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 17-6 SU and 21-2 ATS in their last 23 road games played in the month of October. The Fighting Irish will try to continue that trend of success when they visit the North Carolina Tar Heels this Saturday.

SHARK BITES
  • Notre Dame is 6-0 SU in its last six games on the road against teams with losing records.
  • North Carolina is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home after losing its most recent home game.
  • The total has gone OVER in Notre Dame’s last three games against North Carolina.

With junior running back Josh Adams and junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush leading the way, Notre Dame ranks seventh in the nation in rushing yards per game with 301.4. Since losing to Georgia 20-19 at home, the Fighting Irish have climbed back into the Top 25 with a 3-0 SU and ATS record over their last three games with an average margin of victory of 28 points.

North Carolina is just 1-6 SU and 2-4-1 ATS over its last seven games. The Tar Heels finished up September with a 1-4 SU and 1-3-1 ATS record, and are hoping that the calendar change to October brings on some improvement as they are 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS over their last 10 games played in October. The home team has won each of the last three games in this matchup.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home North Carolina Tar Heels were 14.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No OVER/UNDER line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

OddsShark college football prediction models picked a 40-24 result in favor of the Fighting Irish on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-4 overall and 1-3-1 against the spread, while the Fighting Irish are 4-1 and 4-1 ATS. As for the totals, North Carolina is 3-2 on the OU, and Notre Dame is 4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Carolina vs Notre Dame injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 46-rated North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 11-rated Notre Dame Fighting Irish in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the North Carolina Tar Heels' No. 75-ranked offense (28.4 PPG) against a Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 22 at 18.2 PPG. The North Carolina Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 252.4 yards per game, more than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish give up through the air (241.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish own the league's No. 67-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 168 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 101 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Notre Dame got a 159-yard performance from Josh Adams as a key part of its 52-17 win over Miami-OH.

North Carolina didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Yellow Jackets as Georgia Tech blasted them 33-7 in Week 5 action.

Betting Trends
  • Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 7 games
  • Notre Dame is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of North Carolina's last 14 games
  • North Carolina is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Notre Dame home to USC, Saturday, October 21
North Carolina home to Virginia, Saturday, October 14

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