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    One of the best wide receivers in college football will be featured when Josh Downs and the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0) visit the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, September 3, 2022.

    The Mountaineers are slight favorites (-1.5) in their matchup against the Tar Heels, with the over/under at 56 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Mountaineers are -116 and the Tar Heels are -106.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Appalachian State vs. North Carolina

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Boone, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Kidd Brewer Stadium
    Mountaineers vs Tar Heels Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Mountaineers -1.5 -110 -114 56 -110 -110 -116 -106

    Appalachian State Betting Insights

    • Appalachian State put together an 8-6-0 ATS record last year.
    • When playing as at least 1.5-point favorites last season, Appalachian State had an ATS record of 6-5.
    • Appalachian State and its opponent combined to hit the over in six of 14 contests last season.

    Appalachian State Stats & Insights

    • Last year, Appalachian State racked up just 2.4 more points per game (34.5) than North Carolina gave up (32.1).
    • Appalachian State was 5-1 against the spread and 6-0 overall last season when the team scored more than 32.1 points.
    • North Carolina had a 3-3 record against the spread and a 3-3 record overall in games when it allowed fewer than 34.5 points last season.
    • Appalachian State racked up 23.1 more yards per game (441.3) than North Carolina allowed per contest (418.2) last season.
    • When Appalachian State piled up more than 418.2 yards last season, the team was 6-2 against the spread and 8-0 overall.
    • North Carolina had a 3-6 record ATS and a 4-5 record overall when holding its opponents to less than 441.3 yards last year.
    • Appalachian State rushed for 192.1 yards per game last season, 11.9 more than the 180.2 North Carolina allowed per outing.
    • When Appalachian State ran for more than 180.2 yards last year, it had a 5-2 ATS record and a 7-0 overall record.
    • When North Carolina limited its opponents to less than 192.1 rushing yards last season, it was 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
    • Appalachian State turned the ball over 25 times last season, 10 more turnovers than North Carolina forced (15).

    Appalachian State’s Best Players

    • Chase Brice’s previous season stat line: 3,339 passing yards (238.5 per game), 242-for-391 (61.9%), 27 touchdowns and 11 picks. He also ran for 151 yards on 71 carries with three rushing TDs.
    • Last season, Nate Noel ran for 1,124 yards on 199 carries (80.3 yards per game) and scored four times.
    • Camerun Peoples posted 926 rushing yards on 166 carries and 14 touchdowns last season.
    • In the previous season, Corey Sutton grabbed 61 passes (on 98 targets) for 904 yards (64.6 per game). He also found the end zone seven times.
    • Thomas Hennigan amassed 823 yards on 60 grabs with six touchdowns. He was targeted 83 times, and averaged 58.8 receiving yards per game.
    • Malik Williams hauled in 52 passes for 819 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 58.5 yards per game last year.
    • Last season Nick Hampton stacked up 11.0 sacks, 13.0 TFL and 44 tackles.
    • D’Marco Jackson was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 83 tackles, 14.0 TFL, six sacks, and one interception last year.
    • Steven Jones intercepted five passes last year while also totaling 31 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and five passes defended.

    North Carolina Betting Insights

    • North Carolina won five games against the spread last year, failing to cover eight times.
    • North Carolina covered the spread once last season (1-2 ATS) when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
    • Last year, eight North Carolina games hit the over.

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • North Carolina put up 13.1 more points per game (35.2) than Appalachian State gave up (22.1) last year.
    • North Carolina was 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall last year when the team scored over 22.1 points.
    • Last year Appalachian State had an 8-3 record against the spread and a 10-1 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 35.2 points.
    • North Carolina collected 120.5 more yards per game (468.4) than Appalachian State gave up per matchup (347.9) last year.
    • In games that North Carolina amassed over 347.9 yards last year, the team was 5-7 against the spread and 6-6 overall.
    • In games Appalachian State kept its opponents to less than 468.4 yards last season, it had an 8-5 record ATS and a 10-3 record overall.
    • Last year North Carolina averaged 212.7 rushing yards per game, 86.8 more than Appalachian State allowed per contest (125.9).
    • When North Carolina ran for over 125.9 yards last season it had a 5-5 ATS record and a 6-4 overall record.
    • Appalachian State was 7-4 against the spread and 9-2 overall when holding opponents to less than 212.7 rushing yards last year.
    • Last year North Carolina had 14 turnovers, eight fewer than Appalachian State had takeaways (22).

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Sam Howell completed 62.5% of his passes to throw for 3,056 and 24 touchdowns last season. Howell also contributed in the run game, tallying 11 touchdowns on 63.7 yards per game.
    • Ty Chandler averaged 84.0 rushing yards per game and scored 13 rushing touchdowns. Chandler added 1.2 receptions per game to average 16.6 receiving yards.
    • Downs averaged 102.7 receiving yards and racked up eight receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
    • Antoine Green caught 31 passes last season on his way to 612 yards and five receiving touchdowns.
    • Emery Simmons caught 11 passes on his way to 243 receiving yards and one touchdown a season ago.
    • Last year Tomon Fox put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 9.0 sacks, and added 9.0 TFL and 30 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray put together a great stat line last year, collecting 83 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and two interceptions.
    • Last year Cam’Ron Kelly intercepted four passes to go along with 55 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and five passes defended.

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