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Hurricanes face Tar Heels in Week 7 odds

Miami HurricanesNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Oct 15, 12:30 PM | Grass of Kenan Stadium

Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


The North Carolina Tar Heels host Miami on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-3 ATS mark against the 2-3 Hurricanes in NCAAF action at Kenan Stadium.

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

View Miami vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Hurricanes were listed as 3-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 45-rated Hurricanes taking on the No. 67-rated Tar Heels in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 35-32 win for the Tar Heels on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's No. 59-ranked offense (28.5 PPG) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 50 at 23.6 PPG. The Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 223.5 yards per game, more than the Hurricanes give up through the air (205.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hurricanes feature the league's No. 57-rated road run defense, allowing 161.5 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 67 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Miami was a 38-35 loser on the road against Virginia Tech. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (73) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

North Carolina was a 14-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as favorites, while the total score (21) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Hurricanes at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing North Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing North Carolina
Miami is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
North Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 7 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 22
North Carolina at Clemson, Saturday, October 22