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    Star wideout Josh Downs and the North Carolina Tar Heels (9-1) face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-6) on Saturday at 5:30 PM ET, at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

    The Yellow Jackets are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +21) versus the Tar Heels (with an over/under of 63.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium
    Tar Heels vs Yellow Jackets Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Tar Heels -21 -112 -110 63.5 -110 -112 -1537 +837

    North Carolina Betting Insights

    • Georgia Tech has a 4-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 21-point underdogs this year, Georgia Tech is 2-2 against the spread.
    • Three of Georgia Tech’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (30%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • North Carolina has struggled on defense, ranking eighth-worst in the FBS (460.9 yards allowed per game) this season. However, the defense ranks fourth-best, yielding an average of 505.5 yards per game.
    • North Carolina has the 10th-best offense this season in terms of points scored (40.1 points per game), but ranks 24th-worst defensively (31.3 points allowed per game).
    • North Carolina owns the third-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (341.6 passing yards per game), but ranks 10th-worst defensively (281.8 passing yards allowed per game).
    • North Carolina is averaging 163.9 rushing yards per game offensively this season (56th in the FBS), and is allowing 179.1 rushing yards per game (101st) on defense.
    • North Carolina has the 100th-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (41.9% third-down percentage allowed), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking eighth-best with a 51.5% third-down conversion rate.
    • North Carolina ranks 51st in college football with a +2 turnover margin after forcing 11 turnovers (100th in the FBS) while committing nine (14th in the FBS).

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Drake Maye leads North Carolina with 3,412 yards (341.2 ypg) on 253-of-361 passing with 34 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also has 584 rushing yards on 133 carries while scoring five touchdowns on the ground.
    • Omarion Hampton has carried the ball 78 times for 358 yards (35.8 per game) and six touchdowns.
    • Downs’ team-high 847 yards as a receiver have come on 74 receptions (out of 89 targets) with 11 touchdowns.
    • Antoine Green has hauled in 30 passes while averaging 67.8 yards per game and scoring six touchdowns.
    • J.J. Jones has a total of 362 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 18 throws and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Noah Taylor has racked up 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 4.0 TFL and 22 tackles.
    • North Carolina’s top-tackler, Cedric Gray, has 69 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
    • Storm Duck has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four passes defended to his name.

    Georgia Tech Betting Insights

    • Georgia Tech is 4-6-0 ATS this year.
    • In games it has played as at least 21-point underdogs this year, Georgia Tech is 2-2 against the spread.
    • Three of Georgia Tech’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (30%).

    Georgia Tech Stats & Insights

    • Georgia Tech’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, generating 328.3 total yards per game, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 96th with 405.4 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Georgia Tech has been sputtering on offense, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS with 17.1 points per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, surrendering 28.7 points per contest (86th-ranked).
    • Georgia Tech’s passing game has not been getting things done, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 190.4 passing yards per game. It has been more productive on defense, giving up 220.4 passing yards per contest (58th-ranked).
    • Georgia Tech ranks 84th in rushing yards per game (137.9), but it has been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 185.0 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Georgia Tech’s third-down offense has been bottom-25 this season, putting up a 28.9% third-down percentage, which ranks fifth-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 69th with a 38.9% third-down rate surrendered.
    • Georgia Tech owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking fourth-best at +11.

    Georgia Tech’s Best Players

    • Jeff Sims has compiled 1,115 yards on 58.5% passing while tossing five touchdown passes with three interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 302 yards with one score.
    • Hassan Hall has run for 473 yards on 101 carries so far this year.
    • Dontae Smith has run for 369 yards across 65 attempts, scoring four touchdowns.
    • Nate McCollum has racked up 590 receiving yards on 54 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Malachi Carter has put together a 305-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 20 passes on 38 targets.
    • E.J. Jenkins’ 35 targets have resulted in 15 grabs for 269 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Ayinde Eley has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 6.0 TFL and 57 tackles.
    • Charlie Thomas has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 59 tackles, 6.0 TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions so far.

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