Tar Heels host Vandals in Week 5 action
Idaho Vandals vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
The Tar Heels will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Vandals at Kenan Stadium in Week 5 action.
The Tar Heels currently sports a record of 2-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2 ATS. The Vandals are 0-4 and 1-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tar Heels post a 2-1 over under record this season, while the Vandals have gone 2-1 against the number.
Betting Line: The Tar Heels were listed as 23.5-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 103-rated Vandals taking on the No. 50-rated Tar Heels in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 46-8 win for the Tar Heels on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's No. 27-ranked offense (37.5 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 106 at 36 PPG. The Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 309 yards per game, more than the Vandals give up through the air (282.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 62-rated road run defense, allowing 170 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 57 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Idaho, they were a 40-37 loser as they battled Wyoming at home. Idaho failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 77 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Idaho's aerial attack generated 306 yards but it was the Cowboys coming away with a 40-37 victory over Idaho at Kibbie Dome.
In their last action, North Carolina was a 27-6 winner at home against East Carolina. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Bryn Renner led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 321 yards Saturday as the Tar Heels downed the Pirates 27-6 at Kenan Stadium.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Vandals at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 6 games on the road
Idaho is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Idaho is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Idaho is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
North Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Idaho home to New Mexico State, Saturday, October 6
North Carolina home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, October 6