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North Carolina Tar Heels Face the Virginia Tech Hokies: Week 12 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The Virginia Tech Hokies will do battle with the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Virginia Tech Hokies were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 42-26 win for the Tar Heels on Saturday. 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 Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the North Carolina Tar Heels have seen them go 9-1 and 7-3 ATS so far this season, while the Virginia Tech Hokies are at 5-5 and 5-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Hokies are 5-5, while the Tar Heels are 5-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs North Carolina injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 57-rated Virginia Tech Hokies and the No. 28-rated North Carolina Tar Heels in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 59-ranked offense, averaging 29.8 PPG, against a North Carolina defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 18.8 PPG. The Virginia Tech aerial game is averaging 208.2 yards per game, more than the North Carolina Tar Heels secondary allows through the air, 175.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the North Carolina Tar Heels feature the league's No. 100-rated road run defense, allowing 220.67 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 85 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brad Kaaya's 326-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as North Carolina earned a 59-21 win over Miami on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

Travon McMillian ran through the Georgia Tech defense for 135 yards in Virginia Tech's last game, handing the Yellow Jackets a 23-21 setback on Thursday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games
  • Virginia Tech is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games at home
  • Virginia Tech is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing North Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina at North Carolina State, Saturday, November 28th
Virginia Tech at Virginia, Saturday, November 28th