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    Bryson Nesbit will lead the North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1) into their battle against the Miami Hurricanes (2-2) at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET.

    The Tar Heels are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+4), versus the Hurricanes (with an over/under of 65.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Miami vs. North Carolina

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Miami Gardens, Florida
    • Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
    Hurricanes vs Tar Heels Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Hurricanes -4 -109 -112 65.5 -108 -114 -174 +140

    Miami Betting Insights

    • North Carolina is 2-2-1 against the spread this year.
    • North Carolina has gone over in three of their five games with a set total (60%).

    Miami Stats & Insights

    • Miami is averaging 447.5 yards per game on offense this year (38th in the FBS), and are giving up 338.3 yards per game (43rd) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Offensively, Miami ranks 38th in the FBS with 35.0 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 33rd in points allowed (338.3 points allowed per contest).
    • Miami is totaling 269.8 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 42nd in the FBS. The defense ranks 95th, giving up 251.0 passing yards per contest.
    • Miami ranks 47th in rushing yards this year (177.8 rushing yards per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 10th-best in the FBS with 87.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Miami ranks 40th in third-down defense this season (33.3% third-down percentage allowed), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with a 48.3% third-down conversion rate.
    • With seven forced turnovers (61st in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (46th in the FBS), Miami’s +1+1 turnover margin ranks 51st in college football.

    Miami’s Best Players

    • Tyler Van Dyke has 807 yards passing for Miami, completing 59.7% of his passes and throwing four touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
    • Henry Parrish Jr. has 356 rushing yards on 67 carries with four touchdowns.
    • Thaddius Franklin Jr. has been handed the ball 37 times this year and racked up 162 yards (40.5 per game) with five touchdowns.
    • Xavier Restrepo’s 172 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 12 times and has registered 11 catches and one touchdown.
    • Keyshawn Smith has caught 10 passes for 172 yards (43.0 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Michael Redding III has racked up 10 catches for 133 yards, an average of 33.3 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Jahfari Harvey has collected 2.0 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL and three tackles.
    • Corey Flagg Jr., Miami’s top tackler, has eight tackles, 4.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Kamren Kinchens has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with three tackles and two passes defended.

    North Carolina Betting Insights

    • North Carolina is 2-2-1 against the spread this season.
    • North Carolina has hit the over in three of their five games with a set total (60%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • While North Carolina’s defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 13th-worst by allowing 450.8 total yards per game, its offense ranks sixth-best with 507.2 total yards per contest.
    • While North Carolina’s defense has been sputtering, ranking 20th-worst by allowing 33.6 points per game, its offense ranks sixth-best with 45.4 points per contest.
    • North Carolina’s passing attack has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 12th-best in the FBS with 319.6 passing yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 257.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 102nd.
    • North Carolina ranks 39th in rushing yards per game (187.6), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 193.0 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • North Carolina’s third-down defense ranks 106th in the FBS with a 43.8% third-down conversion percentage allowed, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 16th-best by generating a 50.0% third-down rate.
    • With five forced turnovers (96th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (29th in the FBS) this season, North Carolina ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Drake Maye has thrown for 1,594 yards on 115-of-165 passing with 19 touchdowns and one interception this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 255 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
    • Omarion Hampton is his team’s leading rusher with 56 carries for 293 yards, or 58.6 per game. He’s found paydirt five times on the ground, as well.
    • Nesbit has racked up 237 receiving yards on 14 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Josh Downs has totaled 230 receiving yards (46.0 yards per game) and four touchdowns on 22 receptions.
    • Antoine Green’s 12 targets have resulted in seven catches for 209 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Noah Taylor has racked up 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 3.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
    • So far Cedric Gray leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has racked up 27 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two interceptions this season.
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