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College Football Betting Line Favors the North Carolina Tar Heels over the California Golden Bears

The Tar Heels hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the North Carolina Tar Heels pay a visit to Kenan Stadium in Week 1 betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The California Golden Bears were listed as 8-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 40-24 win for the Tar Heels early in the week. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

California Golden Bears vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels sport a record of 0-0 and 0-0 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the California Golden Bears sit at 0-0 and 0-0 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 0-0 for the Tar Heels and 0-0 for the Golden Bears. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Carolina vs California injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 39-rated North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 88-ranked California Golden Bears, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits North Carolina's No. -ranked offense, averaging PPG, against a California defense that ranks No. this week at PPG. The North Carolina aerial game is averaging yards per game, more than the California Golden Bears secondary allows through the air, YPG per game.

Defensively, the California Golden Bears feature the league's No. 128-rated road run defense, allowing 312 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 112 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In California's last outing, Davis Webb threw for 301 yards to lead the Golden Bears over UCLA 36-10 at California Memorial Stadium.

In their last game, the Tar Heels were Week P losers coming out on the wrong end of 25-23 score against Stanford.

Betting Trends
  • California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • California is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of California's last 14 games
  • California is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • North Carolina is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of North Carolina's last 9 games
  • North Carolina is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

California home to Weber State, Saturday, September 9th
North Carolina home to Louisville, Saturday, September 9th