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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - North Carolina Tar Heels Underdogs vs Cavaliers at North Carolina

North Carolina looks to cover the Tar Heels-Cavaliers point spread this week and improve its overall 1-5 mark when they host Virginia in Week 7 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the North Carolina Tar Heels as 3-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 26-23 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.

Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-5 so far on the season, and 1-4-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Virginia Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 4-1 and 3-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen North Carolina go 3-3 and the Virginia Cavaliers go 2-3 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Carolina vs Virginia injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 66-rated North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 95-rated Virginia Cavaliers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits North Carolina's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 25.33 PPG, against a Virginia defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 21.2 PPG. The North Carolina aerial game is averaging 240.17 yards per game, more than the Virginia Cavaliers secondary allows through the air, 194.6 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Virginia Cavaliers own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 30 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 114 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cavaliers were Week 6 winners, coming out on top of the Blue Devils by a score of 28-21.

North Carolina was hammered in its last outing, as Notre Dame ran up a 33-10 score against them at Kenan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • Virginia is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of North Carolina's last 15 games
  • North Carolina is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Boston College, Saturday, October 21st
North Carolina at Virginia Tech, Saturday, October 21st