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Week 11 odds - Yellow Jackets vs. Tar Heels

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Nov 10, 12:30 PM | Grass of Kenan Stadium

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds

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In what's still a key game in the ACC's Coastal Division the North Carolina Tar Heels host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill (12:30 pm ET, ACC Network).

The Heels, who sit in second place in the division, were early nine-point favorites over the Wreck, who are tucked in a tie for third place, a game back of UNC.

View Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: North Carolina were sitting as 5.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tar Heels rated this week at No. 30 and the Yellow Jackets sitting at No. 58. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 49-38 result in favor of the Tar Heels this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 39.4 PPG, against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 66 this week at 28 PPG. The Tar Heels aerial game is averaging 280.8 yards per game, more than the Yellow Jackets secondary allows through the air, 245.9 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Yellow Jackets own the league's No. 42-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 148 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Georgia Tech was a 33-13 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Maryland. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (46) made winners of OVER bettors. Maryland didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Yellow Jackets as Georgia Tech blasted them 33-13 in Week 10 action.

North Carolina was a 43-35 winner in its last match at home against North Carolina State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 78 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Bryn Renner's 358-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as North Carolina earned a 43-35 win over North Carolina State on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Yellow Jackets at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 7 games
Georgia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing North Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Georgia Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech

Next up:
Georgia Tech home to Duke, Saturday, November 17
North Carolina at Virginia, Thursday, November 15