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The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl will see the Oregon Ducks and the North Carolina Tar Heels hit the field on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. The matchup begins at 8:00 PM ET and airs on Fox.
The Ducks are expected to win by double digits (currently -10.5) against the Tar Heels. The over/under for this matchup is 71.5 points.
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Game Info and Betting Lines for Oregon vs. North Carolina
- Game Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox
- Location: Rancho San Diego, California
- Stadium: Petco Park
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Oregon Betting Insights
- North Carolina is 5-7-1 against the spread this year.
- North Carolina has hit the over in six of their 13 games with a set total (46.2%).
Oregon Stats & Insights
- Oregon owns the 77th-ranked defense this year (386.1 yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with a tally of 507.8 yards per game.
- Oregon ranks 76th in scoring defense this year (27.4 points allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 39.7 points per game.
- Oregon has struggled on defense against the pass, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS (260.6 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Ducks rank 15th-best on the other side of the ball, totaling 291.5 passing yards per game.
- Oregon owns the 34th-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (125.5 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking 14th-best with 216.3 rushing yards per game.
- While Oregon ranks sixth-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 48.1% third-down conversion rate allowed, it’s been a different situation offensively, where the Ducks rank 24th-best in the FBS (46.0% third-down conversion rate).
- With 20 forced turnovers (21st in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (ninth in the FBS), Oregon’s +10 turnover margin is the seventh-best in college football.
Oregon’s Best Players
- Bo Nix has 3,389 passing yards for Oregon, completing 71.7% of his passes and tossing 27 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 508 rushing yards (42.3 ypg) on 83 carries with 14 rushing touchdowns.
- Mar’Keise Irving has racked up 903 yards on 142 carries while finding the end zone three times as a runner. He’s also caught 30 passes for 300 yards (25.0 per game) and three touchdowns through the air.
- Noah Whittington has been handed the ball 128 times this year and racked up 754 yards (62.8 per game) with five touchdowns.
- Troy Franklin’s 867 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted zero times and has registered 56 catches and eight touchdowns.
- Kris Hutson has put together a 463-yard season so far, reeling in 42 passes on zero targets.
- Chase Cota has compiled 33 receptions for 455 yards, an average of 50.6 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
- D.J. Johnson has racked up six sacks to pace the team, while also recording seven TFL and 33 tackles.
- Bennett Williams, Oregon’s tackle leader, has 69 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
- Christian Gonzalez has picked off a team-high four passes. He also has 49 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended to his name.
North Carolina Betting Insights
- North Carolina is 5-7-1 against the spread this year.
- Six of North Carolina’s 13 games with a set total have hit the over (46.2%).
North Carolina Stats & Insights
- North Carolina ranks 18th-worst in total yards allowed per game on defense (438.2), but at least it has been playing well on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in total yards per contest (473.7).
- North Carolina’s defense ranks 105th in the FBS with 31.0 points allowed per contest, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 23rd-best by accumulating 35.0 points per contest.
- On the defensive side of the ball, North Carolina is a bottom-25 pass unit, allowing 276.4 passing yards per game (11th-worst). On the bright side, it is excelling on the other side of the ball, accumulating 317.2 passing yards per contest (ninth-best).
- From an offensive angle, North Carolina is putting up 156.5 rushing yards per game (63rd-ranked). It ranks 83rd in the FBS defensively (161.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
- North Carolina’s third-down offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with a 47.3% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, it is ceding a 41.8% third-down rate, which ranks 99th.
- North Carolina sports a -1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.
North Carolina’s Best Players
- Drake Maye has thrown for 4,115 yards on 324-of-481 passing with 35 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 654 yards and seven rushing touchdowns.
- Elijah Green has totaled 508 yards on 114 carries with eight touchdowns.
- Josh Downs paces his team with 1,029 receiving yards on 94 catches with 11 touchdowns.
- Antoine Green has 43 receptions (on zero targets) for a total of 798 yards (79.8 yards per game) and seven touchdowns this year.
- Bryson Nesbit has racked up 470 reciving yards (42.7 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
- Noah Taylor has three sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 28 tackles.
- North Carolina’s top-tackler, Cedric Gray, has 136 tackles, nine TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
- Storm Duck has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 46 tackles, one TFL, and 10 passes defended.