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Virginia Cavaliers Host the North Carolina Tar Heels in Week 8 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

North Carolina travels to Virginia on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-2 mark in Week 8 action with a victory over the Cavaliers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Virginia Cavaliers as 9-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

A 32-15 result in favor of the Tar Heels is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Virginia will face the 5-2 North Carolina Tar Heels, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Virginia Cavaliers are 2-3-1 so far this season while the Tar Heels are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia vs North Carolina injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Virginia Cavaliers rated this week at No. 64 and the North Carolina Tar Heels sitting at No. 62.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Virginia's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 28.33 PPG, against a North Carolina defense that ranks No. 79 this week at 28.86 PPG. The Virginia aerial game is averaging 289.17 yards per game, more than the North Carolina Tar Heels secondary allows through the air, 201.29 YPG per game.

Defensively, the North Carolina Tar Heels feature the league's No. 65-rated road run defense, allowing 181.33 yards per game. Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 125 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for the the Hurricanes, they were scorched by Johnathan Howard for 156 receiving yards against the Tar Heels in a 20-13 loss at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Cavaliers suffered a Week 7 loss against Pittsburgh in their last game, falling 45-31 at Scott Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Virginia is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Virginia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Virginia's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, November 5th
Virginia home to Louisville, Saturday, October 29th