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Tar Heels Hope to Avoid Sixth Straight Loss Against Undefeated Hurricanes


North Carolina searches for an end to a five-game SU and ATS losing streak as it prepares for Saturday afternoon’s Hurricanes vs Tar Heels matchup at Kenan Stadium. UNC is coming off a 59-7 blowout loss to Virginia Tech as a 19-point underdog that drops its record to 1-7 while Miami looks to extend its perfect SU record to 6-0.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Miami’s last five games against North Carolina.
  • North Carolina is 0-6 SU in its last six games at home.
  • Miami is 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS in its last eight games against its conference.

The Tar Heels have struggled on both sides of the ball during their current slide, losing by double-digit margins in four of their five recent defeats while averaging a meagre 11 points per game. Last weekend’s loss to the Hokies also leaves UNC winless SU in six dates on home turf, where the squad has seen the total go UNDER in five of seven contests.

The Hurricanes extended their SU winning streak to 11 games with last week’s 27-19 win over Syracuse as 17-point home chalk. Miami’s recent victories have been low-scoring affairs, with the point total going under 50 in each of their past four, producing a 4-0 mark for the UNDER in totals betting. However, the Hurricanes have claimed victory by double digits in three of their past four road dates.

UNC has won two straight SU and ATS against Miami, including a 20-13 victory as 6-point road chalk last year. The Tar Heels are also a solid 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS in their past six home dates with the Hurricanes, including a 3-1 SU mark as home underdogs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the North Carolina Tar Heels pegged as 20.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing; check the lines shortly.

OddsShark prediction models picked the Hurricanes to win this game on Saturday 47-12. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Miami-FL Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-7 so far on the season, and 1-6-1 vs the point spread. The Miami Hurricanes, meanwhile, are 6-0 and 3-3 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have seen North Carolina go 4-4 and the Hurricanes go 1-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Carolina vs Miami injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the North Carolina Tar Heels rated this week at No. 104 and the Miami Hurricanes sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the North Carolina Tar Heels' No. 107-ranked offense (21.62 PPG) against a Miami Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 23 at 18.67 PPG. The Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 200.62 yards per game, more than the Hurricanes give up through the air (188.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hurricanes feature the league's No. 83-rated road run defense, allowing 193 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 106 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Malik Rosier throttled the Orange defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 344 yards as Miami handed Syracuse a 27-19 defeat.

North Carolina didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Hokies as Virginia Tech blasted them 59-7 in Week 8 action.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
  • Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, November 4
North Carolina at Pittsburgh, Thursday, November 9