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Tar Heels take on Wolfpack in Week 10 contest

North Carolina Tar HeelsNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
2-5November 02, 2013, 12:30 | Carter-Finley Stadium3-4

The Wolfpack hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Tar Heels pay a visit to Carter-Finley Stadium in Week 10 betting action.

The Wolfpack sit at 3-4 (4-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Tar Heels are currently 2-5 (3-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Carolina State is 2-5 OU, and North Carolina is 1-6 OU.

View North Carolina Tar Heels vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as 3-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 59-rated Tar Heels taking on the No. 65-rated Wolfpack in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 22-21 win for the Wolfpack on Saturday.

In their last game, North Carolina State got a 173-yard performance from Shadrach Thornton, but Florida State prevailed 49-17.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina State's No. 92-ranked offense (23.57 PPG) against a Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 70 at 27.71 PPG. The Wolfpack passing attack has averaged 232.71 yards per game, more than the Tar Heels give up through the air (225 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Tar Heels own the league's No. 87-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 200 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina State, on the other hand, rates No. 60 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Tar Heels at Wolfpack trends to consider:
North Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina's last 7 games
North Carolina is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
North Carolina is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
North Carolina State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 7 games
North Carolina State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
North Carolina State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
North Carolina at Virginia, Saturday, November 9th
North Carolina State at Duke, Saturday, November 9th