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Scarlet Knights open as underdog vs Tar Heels

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Sep 10, 12:30 PM | Grass of Kenan Stadium

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds

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North Carolina looks to cover the Tar Heels-Scarlet Knights point spread this week and improve its overall 1-0 mark when they host Rutgers in Week 2 action.

This season the Tar Heels are 1-0 overall and 1-0 ATS against the number, while the Scarlet Knights are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. As for the totals, North Carolina is 1-0 on the OU, and Rutgers is 0-1.

View Rutgers vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Scarlet Knights listed as 8-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 48.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Tar Heels at No. 29 and the Scarlet Knights at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 73-57 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's #28-ranked offense (42 PPG) against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks #1 at 0 PPG. The Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 277 yards per game, more than the Scarlet Knights give up through the air (112 YPG on average).

In their last action, Rutgers was a 48-0 winner at home against N.C. Central. They covered the 43.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

North Carolina won its last outing, a 42-10 result against James Madison on September 3. North Carolina covered in that game as a 18-point favorite, while the 52 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Scarlet Knights at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Rutgers's last 9 games
Rutgers is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games
North Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Rutgers home to Ohio, Saturday, September 24
North Carolina home to Virginia, Saturday, September 17

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