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One of the best quarterbacks in college football will be featured when Drake Maye and the North Carolina Tar Heels (5-1) visit the Duke Blue Devils (4-2) on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
The Tar Heels are significant favorites (-7) in their game against the Blue Devils, with the over/under being 67 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tar Heels are -262 and the Blue Devils are +209.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for North Carolina vs. Duke
- Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ACC Network
- Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
- Stadium: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
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North Carolina Betting Insights
- Duke has gone 3-3-0 ATS this year.
- In games they have played as at least 7-point underdogs this season, the Blue Devils are 1-1 against the spread.
- Out of Duke’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).
North Carolina Stats & Insights
- North Carolina owns the seventh-best offense this season in terms of total yards (501.0 yards per game), but rank ninth-worst on defense (465.3 yards allowed per game).
- North Carolina has the ninth-best offense this season in terms of points scored (42.3 points per game), but ranks 24th-worst defensively (32.0 points allowed per game).
- North Carolina has struggled on defense against the pass, ranking ninth-worst in the FBS (297.5 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Tar Heels rank 14th-best offensively, totaling 317.8 passing yards per game.
- North Carolina is totaling 183.2 rushing yards per game on offense (43rd in the FBS), and ranks 96th on the other side of the ball with 167.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
- North Carolina owns the 95th-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (42.5% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 14th-best with a 50.0% third-down conversion rate.
- North Carolina ranks 100th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 7 turnovers (75th in the FBS) while committing seven (52nd in the FBS).
North Carolina’s Best Players
- Maye has been a dual threat for North Carolina so far this season. He has 1,903 passing yards, completing 69.4% of his passes and collecting 21 touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 308 yards (51.3 ypg) on 66 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
- Omarion Hampton has racked up 329 yards on 71 carries while finding the end zone six times.
- Josh Downs’ 299 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 33 times and has totaled 28 receptions and five touchdowns.
- Antoine Green has put up a 272-yard season so far with three touchdowns, reeling in nine passes on 15 targets.
- Bryson Nesbit has compiled 15 grabs for 259 yards, an average of 43.2 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
- Noah Taylor has 3.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has 4.0 TFL and 14 tackles.
- Power Echols is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s amassed 40 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks.
- Cedric Gray has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 37 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended to his name.
Duke Betting Insights
- Duke is 3-3-0 ATS this year.
- In games they have played as at least 7-point underdogs this year, the Blue Devils are 1-1 against the spread.
- Duke hase hit the over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).
Duke Stats & Insights
- In terms of total offense, Duke ranks 61st in the FBS (416.5 total yards per game) and 72nd on defense (379.8 total yards allowed per game).
- Duke is posting 32.5 points per contest on offense this season (54th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 19.7 points per contest (33rd-ranked) on defense.
- Duke ranks 88th in the FBS with 225.8 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 83rd with 240.7 passing yards ceded per game on the defensive side of the ball.
- From an offensive angle, Duke is generating 190.7 rushing yards per game (35th-ranked). It ranks 63rd in the FBS defensively (139.2 rushing yards surrendered per game).
- Duke has been struggling on third down, ranking 20th-worst with a 44.0% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been more effective on offense, posting a 40.5% third-down rate (60th-ranked).
- Duke has produced 10 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over three times, resulting in a +7 turnover margin, which ranks eighth-best in the FBS.
Duke’s Best Players
- Riley Leonard has thrown for 1,312 yards (218.7 ypg) to lead Duke, completing 66.3% of his passes and collecting eight touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 289 yards (48.2 ypg) on 50 carries with four touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Jaylen Coleman, has carried the ball 58 times for 308 yards (51.3 per game) with four touchdowns.
- Jalon Calhoun paces his squad with 356 receiving yards on 23 catches with two touchdowns.
- Eli Pancol has put together a 245-yard season so far. He’s caught 15 passes on 31 targets.
- Jordan Moore’s 34 targets have resulted in 25 receptions for 237 yards and three touchdowns.
- Ja’Mion Franklin leads the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has 2.0 TFL and nine tackles.
- Duke’s tackle leader, Shaka Heyward, has 21 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
- Brandon Johnson has a team-leading one interception to go along with nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended.