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Tar Heels battle Cardinals in Week 6 odds

Louisville CardinalsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Oct 8, 12:00 PM | Grass of Kenan Stadium

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


Louisville travels to North Carolina on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-2 mark in Week 6 action with a victory over the Tar Heels.

They battle the Cardinals, currently with a 2-2 mark (1-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Tar Heels and 0-3-1 for the Cardinals.

View Louisville vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Tar Heels sat as 12.5-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 96-rated Cardinals taking on the No. 56-rated Tar Heels in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 33-24 win for the Tar Heels on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's No. 49-ranked offense (31.4 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 20 at 16.8 PPG. The Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 232.6 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (221.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cardinals own the league's No. 4-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 35 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 46 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Louisville was a 17-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against Marshall. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites, while the total score (30) made winners of UNDER bettors.

North Carolina was a 35-20 winner in its last match on the road against East Carolina. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 55 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Cardinals at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Louisville is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
North Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
North Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Louisville at Cincinnati, Saturday, October 15
North Carolina home to Miami, Saturday, October 15