North Carolina State Wolfpack take on UNC Tar Heels in Week 9 contest

North Carolina State WolfpackNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Oct 27, 12:30 PM | Grass of Kenan Stadium

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds

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Kenan Stadium will feature Tar Heels vs. Wolfpack on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 9 action.

The Wolfpack will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-4-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tar Heels are 4-4 ATS. North Carolina State is 2-4 against the total, while North Carolina is 5-2 versus the number.

View North Carolina State vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Wolfpack in this one found them as 9-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. The total was sitting around 54 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tar Heels rated this week at No. 29 and the Wolfpack sitting at No. 88. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 46-33 result in favor of the Tar Heels this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's No. 21-ranked offense (39 PPG) against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 28 at 20.1 PPG. The Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 271.1 yards per game, more than the Wolfpack give up through the air (266.7 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Wolfpack own the league's No. 20-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 108.7 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

North Carolina State was a 20-18 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Maryland. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors. Mike Glennon led the way last time out for the Wolfpack, connecting for 307 passing yards and a 20-18 victory over the Terrapins at Byrd Stadium.

North Carolina was a 33-30 loser in its last match on the road against Duke. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 63 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Giovani Bernard went over the 100-yard mark (143) in his team's latest effort, but Duke still defeated North Carolina by a score of 33-30.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6

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

Next up:
North Carolina State home to Virginia, Saturday, November 3
North Carolina home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, November 10

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