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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies Week 8 Betting Prediction and Odds

Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Virginia Tech Hokies host the North Carolina Tar Heels at Lane Stadium in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The North Carolina Tar Heels were listed as 21-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 43-17 result in favor of the Hokies. 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 Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the North Carolina Tar Heels have seen them go 1-6 and 1-5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Virginia Tech Hokies are at 5-1 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hokies are 1-4-1, while the Tar Heels are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia Tech vs North Carolina injuries news.

The Virginia Tech Hokies sit at No. 12 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the North Carolina Tar Heels are at No. 80 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Virginia Tech Hokies No. 44-ranked offense (33.33 PPG) against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 96 at 31.14 PPG. The Virginia Tech Hokies passing attack has averaged 288.33 yards per game, more than the North Carolina Tar Heels give up through the air (231.43 YPG on average).

Defensively, the North Carolina Tar Heels feature the league's No. 112-rated road run defense, allowing 252.5 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 67 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Carter went over the 100-yard mark (157) in his team's latest effort, but Virginia still defeated North Carolina by a score of 20-14.

Josh Jackson's 322-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Virginia Tech earned a 23-10 win over Boston College on Saturday at Alumni Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • North Carolina is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Virginia Tech is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Virginia Tech is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Miami-FL, Saturday, October 28th
Virginia Tech home to Duke, Saturday, October 28th