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    Drake Maye will lead the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) into their game versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-2) at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.

    The Tar Heels are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2), versus the Fighting Irish. The over/under for this matchup is 56 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for North Carolina vs. Notre Dame

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium
    Tar Heels vs Fighting Irish Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Tar Heels -2 -110 -110 56 -112 -110 -124 +102

    North Carolina Betting Insights

    • Notre Dame has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 2-point underdogs this season, Notre Dame is 1-0 against the spread.
    • Notre Dame’s three games with a set total this season have all finished under or pushed the over/under.

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • North Carolina has the fifth-best offense this season in terms of total yards (547.3 yards per game), but rank ninth-worst on defense (468.3 yards allowed per game).
    • While North Carolina ranks 13th-worst in the FBS in scoring defense with 37.7 points allowed per game, the team has been better with the ball, ranking sixth-best in the FBS in scoring (51.3 points per game).
    • North Carolina has struggled defensively against the pass, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS (275.3 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Tar Heels rank 20th-best offensively, putting up 310.0 passing yards per game.
    • While North Carolina ranks 21st-worst in the FBS in rushing defense with 193.0 rushing yards allowed per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, as the Tar Heels rank 13th-best in the FBS (237.3 rushing yards per game).
    • On offense, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking seventh-best in the FBS by putting up a 56.4% third-down conversion rate. The defense ranks 80th on defense (39.0% third-down percentage allowed).
    • North Carolina has forced three total turnovers (92nd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (50th in the FBS) for -1a turnover margin of -1, 100th-ranked in college football.

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Maye has thrown for 930 yards, completing 74.2% of his passes and collecting 11 touchdowns and one interception this season. He’s also run for 146 yards (48.7 ypg) on 26 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • Omarion Hampton has 228 rushing yards on 38 carries with five touchdowns.
    • Kobe Paysour’s leads his squad with 172 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 14 receptions (out of 14 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Kamari Morales has reeled in eight passes while averaging 45.0 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Bryson Nesbit has a total of 116 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in nine passes and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Noah Taylor leads the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has 2.0 TFL and four tackles.
    • North Carolina’s tackle leader, Power Echols, has 10 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Cedric Gray has a team-high one interception to go along with six tackles and one pass defended.

    Notre Dame Betting Insights

    • Notre Dame is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Notre Dame is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.
    • Notre Dame has not gone over a point total in three games with a set over/under.

    Notre Dame Stats & Insights

    • Notre Dame ranks 18th-worst in total yards per game (300.3), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 59th in the FBS with 351.7 total yards ceded per contest.
    • Notre Dame has not been getting things done offensively, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with 18.3 points per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, surrendering 21.3 points per contest (53rd-ranked).
    • Notre Dame ranks 25th-worst in passing yards per game (182.7), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 34th in the FBS with 184.0 passing yards ceded per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, Notre Dame ranks 102nd in the FBS on offense (117.7 rushing yards per game) and 95th on defense (167.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Notre Dame ranks ninth-worst in third-down conversion rate (26.3%), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 75th in the FBS with a 37.5% third-down rate allowed.
    • Notre Dame owns a -4 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Notre Dame’s Best Players

    • Audric Estime is his team’s leading rusher with 37 carries for 130 yards, or 43.3 per game. He’s found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
    • Chris Tyree has eight receptions for 64 yards (21.3 per game) and one touchdown so far while also carrying the ball 26 times for 109 yards.
    • Lorenzo Styles Jr.’s 152 receiving yards (50.7 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 11 receptions on 19 targets.
    • Michael Mayer has totaled 145 receiving yards (48.3 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 15 receptions.
    • Isaiah Foskey has racked up 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Howard Cross III, Notre Dame’s leading tackler, has 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Jason Onye leads the team with zero interceptions, while also collecting 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack.
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