At the onset of Mack Brown’s return to North Carolina as Tar Heels head coach was optimism. After all, Brown had already won big at UNC during the 1990’s. From there Brown went on to National Championship glory at Texas. Further, everyone knows of Brown’s recruiting brilliance. Which is why there was little doubt about quick Tar Heel improvement. Yet North Carolina is far ahead of schedule. Brown has made the Tar Heels an immediate College football betting success. But this Friday is North Carolina’s biggest challenge so far in 2020. The Notre Dame Fight Irish will come calling on Black Friday. So far Notre Dame has made itself at home, even if temporarily, in the ACC. In fact, the Fighting Irish have already beaten ACC super power Clemson to lead the league.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at North Carolina Tar Heels
When: Friday, November 27, 2020, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish -5
North Carolina Tar Heels +5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at North Carolina Tar Heels Bookmaker Wagering Analysis
Of course, Notre Dame is going to draw the majority of college football odds action as few teams are a bigger brand than the Fighting Irish. But Sharps will give a hard look at the home dog Tar Heels because of their prolific offense. UNC scores enough to potentially sneak through the back door, if not spring the outright upset itself!
Fighting Irish March Towards College Football Playoff
The last game for Notre Dame was on November 14 in a 45-31 win at Boston College as 13-point chalks with over the betting on college football total of 52 cashing in too. Notre Dame is 8-0 straight up, 4-4 vs. the line and 5-3 over the total. Offensively the Fighting Irish rank 24th for yardage and 22nd for scoring while defensively Notre Dame is ninth in the nation and 11th for points allowed.
Quarterback Ian Book has been the key catalyst for Notre Dame with 11 touchdown passes and just one interception while running back Kyren Williams keeps defenses off balance with 777 yards rushing, 5.7 yards per carry, and 10 touchdowns.
Tar Heels Develop Video Game Offense
North Carolina has also been out of action since November 14. The Tar Heels won a 59-53 home shootout against Wake Forest as 13-point bet on NCAAF overlays. Over the total of 71 saw the cashier’s cage as well. North Carolina ranks fourth for total offense and 10th for scoring. By contrast the Tar Heels rank 68th on defense and 69th for points allowed.
Tar Heel quarterback Sam Howell has a 182.6 QB rating with 23 touchdown passes. He has thrown for an impressive 10.6 yards per attempt.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at North Carolina Tar Heels Against the Spread
Notre Dame is 19-13-2 against the spread. On the road the Fighting Irish are 7-4-1 vs. the odds. And in ACC games the Irish are 3-4 on the board. As chalk Notre Dame is 16-11-2 with the line.
Notre Dame is 16-18 under the total. In away games the Fighting Irish are 7-5 to the over. And in ACC matchups Notre Dame is 4-3 over the number.
North Carolina is 17-14-1 against the spread. At home UNC is 10-5 on the board. In ACC matchups the Tar Heels are 14-11 on the board. And as dogs North Carolina is 8-6-1 vs. the odds.
North Carolina is 19-12-1 over the total. At home the Tar Heels are 8-6-1 to the over. As dogs UNC is 9-5-1 over the number. And in ACC games North Carolina is 16-8-1 over the total.
In this head to head series Notre Dame has covered two of their last three games against North Carolina. While three of the last four between these teams cleared the total. At UNC the Irish have paid twice in a row. Notre Dame’s last game at Chapel Hill stayed under.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at North Carolina Tar Heels Bookmaker Free Pick
In this situation North Carolina is a dangerous and live Betting on NCAAF dog. As mentioned earlier UNC is a profitable dog and host with the offense to get the upset.
Fighting Irish at Tar Heels Bookmaker Best Bet: North Carolina Tar Heels
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