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North Carolina Tar Heels Open as Week 5 Betting Underdogs vs Yellow Jackets

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Georgia Tech and North Carolina on Saturday, with the host Yellow Jackets trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as -10.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

A 39-30 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. 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.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Georgia Tech will face the 1-3 North Carolina Tar Heels, who own a 1-2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 1-2 so far this season while the Tar Heels are 3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Georgia Tech vs North Carolina injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 39 (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets) and the No. 26 (North Carolina Tar Heels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Georgia Tech's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 37.67 PPG, against a North Carolina defense that ranks No. 105 this week at 33 PPG. The Georgia Tech aerial game is averaging 93.33 yards per game, less than the North Carolina Tar Heels secondary allows through the air, 293 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the North Carolina Tar Heels own the league's No. 33-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 102 yards per game when on the road. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Carolina lost its last outing 27-17 against Duke on Saturday, getting a 125-yard receiving performance from Anthony Ratliff-Williams in a losing cause at Kenan Stadium.

Pittsburgh was unable to contain KirVonte Benson in its last action Saturday and the result was a 35-17 Week 4 loss against the Yellow Jackets.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of North Carolina's last 13 games
  • North Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Georgia Tech is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Georgia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Georgia Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Georgia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Notre Dame, Saturday, October 7th
Georgia Tech at Miami-FL, Saturday, October 14th