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Tar Heels host Cavaliers in Week 11 action

Virginia Cavaliers North Carolina Tar Heels
2-7 November 09, 2013, 12:30 | Kenan Stadium 3-5



The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between North Carolina and Virginia on Saturday, with the host Tar Heels trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

This season the Tar Heels are 3-5 overall and 4-4 ATS against the number, while the Cavaliers are 2-7 and 3-5-1 ATS. As for the totals, North Carolina is 1-7 on the OU, and Virginia is 7-2.

View Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Cavaliers listed as 14-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

This game matches up the No. 50 (Tar Heels) and the No. 98 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 23-14 result in favor of the Tar Heels is predicted by handicapping models.

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The Tar Heels grabbed a Week 10 victory over the Wolfpack in their last game, winning 27-19 at Carter-Finley Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's No. 85-ranked offense (25.25 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 99 at 32.56 PPG. The Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 302 yards per game, more than the Cavaliers give up through the air (236.56 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 72 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 112 in rushing offense at home.

A few Cavaliers at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Virginia is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games
Virginia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
North Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of North Carolina's last 8 games
North Carolina is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games at home
North Carolina is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home


Next up:
Virginia at Miami, Saturday, November 23rd
North Carolina at Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 16th