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Point Spread Favors the Tar Heels in NCAA College Football Battle with the Virginia Cavaliers

The Virginia Cavaliers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Tar Heels in North Carolina at Kenan Stadium on Saturday in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Virginia Cavaliers in this one found them as 12-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 33-19 result in favor of the Tar Heels. 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

North Carolina bring a 5-1 record (4-2 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 2-4 Virginia Cavaliers, who are 2-4 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen North Carolina go 3-3 so far and the Cavaliers go 4-1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Carolina vs Virginia injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the North Carolina Tar Heels rated this week at No. 47 and the Virginia Cavaliers sitting at No. 88.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits North Carolina's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 40.5 PPG, against a Virginia defense that ranks No. 112 this week at 36.17 PPG. The North Carolina aerial game is averaging 263.67 yards per game, more than the Virginia Cavaliers secondary allows through the air, 252.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Virginia Cavaliers own the league's No. 39-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 146.5 yards per game when on the road. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 35 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Orange in their last game, winning 44-38 at Scott Stadium.

North Carolina cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 50-14 score against Wake Forest at Kenan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Virginia is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games
  • Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina's last 9 games
  • North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 31st
North Carolina at Pittsburgh, Thursday, October 29th