The Hurricanes got back into the Top 25 this week even though they were unimpressive last week in a win over Duke. North Carolina is unranked but considering their schedule and injury problems, they should be getting more attention in college football betting.
This is a big game in the ACC since both teams come into the game at 2-1 in the conference. It is a huge game for Miami since they have the lost the last three in the series against the Tar Heels. Each of the losses has been painful as North Carolina won by six, four and nine points. Miami is a 6.5 point favorite at Sbg global.com.
Achilles Heel – The Tar Heels have been the Achilles heel for Miami in the past few seasons. Last year, the Hurricanes were ranked 12th in the country but lost 33-24 at North Carolina. Quarterback Jacory Harris threw four interceptions in that loss. The loser of this game is probably out of contention for the ACC Coastal Division title. Miami, North Carolina and Georgia Tech each have won conference loss and trail Virginia Tech who is 3-0.
Last Week – The Hurricanes didn’t look very good last week in a 28-13 win over Duke and they did not cover the NCAA online betting number. Head coach Randy Shannon used the excuse of playing in front of an interested crowd but perhaps he should have said that his coaching is overrated and that his team should be a lot better than they have been.
Saturday Trends – The Tar Heels are 4-0 in NCAA online betting in their last 4 games overall. The Tar Heels are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games as an underdog. The Hurricanes are 13-27-1 ATS in their last 41 games as a favorite. The Hurricanes are 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 home games. The Hurricanes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Looking at the total, the Over is 5-1 in the Tar Heels last 6 conference games. The Over is 5-2 in the Hurricanes last 7 home games. The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.