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Week 9 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers

North Carolina Tar Heels


Virginia Cavaliers
Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:33 PM ET
Scott Stadium

The Virginia Cavaliers, after four straight losing ATS seasons, have been one of the best teams in the country to bet on so far this season, going 5-1-1 ATS. Not only that, the Cavaliers are tied for first place in the ACC's Coastal Division. Now they'll try to break a four-game losing streak against rival North Carolina when they host the Heels for Homecoming Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville.

Virginia just suffered its first ACC and ATS loss of the season, falling at Duke last week 20-13. North Carolina, meanwhile, just snapped a four-game SU losing streak with a 48-43 victory over Georgia Tech, and has covered its last two games.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting North Carolina Tar Heels opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 39-31 result in favor of the Cavaliers. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the North Carolina Tar Heels have seen them go 2-4 and 1-5 ATS so far this season, while the Virginia Cavaliers are at 4-3 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 3-4, while the Tar Heels are 4-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia vs North Carolina injuries news.

The game pits the Virginia Cavaliers, currently No. 94 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the North Carolina Tar Heels, who rate No. 52 in the latest survey.

How North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Virginia's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a North Carolina defense that ranks No. 127 this week at 43.29 PPG. The Virginia aerial game is averaging 235.57 yards per game, less than the North Carolina Tar Heels secondary allows through the air, 304.71 YPG per game.

Defensively, the North Carolina Tar Heels feature the league's No. 92-rated road run defense, allowing 218 yards per game. Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 74 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marquise Williams led the way last time out for the Tar Heels, connecting for 390 passing yards and a 48-43 victory over the Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium.

Matt Johns handled the Blue Devils defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 306 yards, but Virginia still lost to Duke 20-13.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers Betting Odds Trends

North Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
North Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
North Carolina is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Virginia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Virginia is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Virginia's last 15 games

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina at Miami, Saturday, November 1st
Virginia at Georgia Tech, Saturday, November 1st