Star wide receiver Josh Downs and the North Carolina Tar Heels (9-2) meet the NC State Wolf Pack (7-4) on Friday at 3:30 PM ET, at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

The Tar Heels are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), versus the Wolf Pack. The over/under for this game is 56 points.

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

  • Game Day: Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium
Tar Heels vs Wolf Pack Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Tar Heels -6.5 -109 -111 56 -110 -110 -249 +200

North Carolina Betting Insights

  • NC State is 3-8-0 against the spread this year.
  • NC State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 6.5 points or more this year (0-1).
  • NC State has hit the over in four of their 11 games with a set total (36.4%).

North Carolina Stats & Insights

  • North Carolina owns the eighth-best offense this season in terms of total yards (492.7 yards per game), but rank 11th-worst on defense (452.9 yards allowed per game).
  • On offense, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best in the FBS by averaging 38.0 points per game. The Tar Heels rank 104th on defense (30.4 points allowed per game).
  • North Carolina sports the sixth-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (328.9 passing yards per game), but ranks 16th-worst on the defensive side of the ball (273.2 passing yards allowed per game).
  • North Carolina ranks 57th in run offense (163.8 rushing yards per game) and 98th in run defense (179.7 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
  • North Carolina ranks 106th in third-down defense this year (43.0% third-down percentage allowed), but has been shining on offense, ranking 14th-best in the FBS with a 49.3% third-down conversion rate.
  • North Carolina ranks 52nd in college football with a +2 turnover margin after forcing 12 turnovers (101st in the FBS) and committing 10 (12th in the FBS).

North Carolina’s Best Players

  • Drake Maye has thrown for 3,614 yards, completing 68.8% of his passes and collecting 34 touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also run for 597 yards (54.3 ypg) on 147 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Omarion Hampton has carried the ball 83 times for 393 yards (35.7 per game) and six touchdowns.
  • Downs’ 878 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 94 times and has collected 77 receptions and 11 touchdowns.
  • Antoine Green has caught 30 passes for 678 yards (61.6 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
  • Bryson Nesbit has hauled in 27 receptions for 427 yards, an average of 38.8 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
  • Noah Taylor has collected 3.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 4.0 TFL and 22 tackles.
  • Cedric Gray is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s totaled 81 tackles, 6.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
  • Storm Duck has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 25 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and five passes defended.

NC State Betting Insights

  • NC State is 3-8-0 against the spread this year.
  • NC State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 6.5 points or more this year (0-1).
  • NC State games have hit the over in four out of 11 opportunities (36.4%).

NC State Stats & Insights

  • NC State’s defensive unit has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 21st-best in the FBS with 323.4 total yards surrendered per contest. In terms of offense, it is putting up 344.7 total yards per game, which ranks 102nd.
  • NC State ranks 87th in the FBS with 24.9 points per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 15th-best by giving up just 18.7 points per game.
  • With 218.1 passing yards per game on offense, NC State ranks 83rd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 66th, giving up 222.0 passing yards per contest.
  • NC State has been keeping opposing offenses in check on run defense, giving up only 101.4 rushing yards per contest (ninth-best). Offensively, it ranks 99th in the FBS by accumulating 126.6 rushing yards per game.
  • NC State’s defense has been keeping opposing offenses in check on third down, giving up a 32.0% third-down conversion rate (18th-best). Offensively, it ranks 80th in the FBS with a 38.3% third-down rate.
  • At +6, NC State sports the 26th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 19 forced turnovers (28th in the FBS) and 13 turnovers committed (31st in the FBS).

NC State’s Best Players

  • Devin Leary has recored 1,265 passing yards, or 115.0 per game, so far this season. He has completed 61.1% of his passes and has recorded 11 touchdowns with four interceptions.
  • Jordan Houston has carried the ball 119 times for 500 yards. He’s also tacked on 22 catches for 200 yards and one touchdown.
  • Demie Sumo has racked up 305 yards (on 55 carries) with three touchdowns.
  • Thayer Thomas has hauled in 586 receiving yards on 51 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring four touchdowns as a receiver.
  • Keyon Lesane has caught 25 passes and compiled 285 receiving yards (25.9 per game) with two touchdowns.
  • Devin Carter has racked up 276 reciving yards (25.1 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
  • Drake Thomas leads the team with 5.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has amassed 11.0 TFL and 60 tackles.
  • Aydan White has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 24 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and five passes defended to his name.
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