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    At 5:15 PM ET on Saturday, the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0) are at home against the Appalachian State Mountaineers (1-0).

    The Tar Heels are expected to come out on top by at least two touchdowns (currently -18) versus the Mountaineers. The over/under for this game is 60.5 points.

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    Game Info for North Carolina vs. Appalachian State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 5:15 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ACC Network
    • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium
    North Carolina vs Appalachian State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    North Carolina -18 -111 -109 60.5 -110 -110 -976 +625

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • North Carolina has covered the spread once in one game this season.

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • North Carolina averaged 34.4 points per game last season, 7.6 more than Appalachian State gave up per matchup (26.8).
    • When North Carolina put up more than 26.8 points last season, it went 5-5 against the spread and 9-2 overall.
    • North Carolina collected 114.4 more yards per game (463.7) than Appalachian State gave up per contest (349.3) last season.
    • When North Carolina piled up over 349.3 yards last season, the team was 5-6 against the spread and 9-3 overall.
    • Last season North Carolina rushed for 24 more yards per game (154.4) than Appalachian State allowed per contest (130.4).
    • North Carolina had a 4-4 ATS record and an 8-1 overall record when the team rushed for more than 130.4 yards last season.
    • North Carolina turned the ball over 13 times last season, seven fewer than Appalachian State forced turnovers (20).

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Last year Drake Maye recorded 4,321 passing yards — including a 66.2% completion percentage — with 38 touchdowns and seven interceptions (308.6 yards per game). His rushing performance consisted of 184 carries for 698 yards and seven TDs.
    • Elijah Green churned out 558 yards on 131 carries (39.9 yards per game), with eight rushing touchdowns last season.
    • Josh Downs reeled in 94 catches for 1,029 yards (73.5 per game) while being targeted 119 times. He also scored 11 touchdowns.
    • Antoine Green tacked on 798 yards on 43 grabs with seven touchdowns. He was targeted 68 times, and averaged 57 receiving yards per game.
    • Bryson Nesbit hauled in 35 passes on 47 targets for 507 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 36.2 receiving yards per game.
    • Last season Kaimon Rucker stacked up 3.5 sacks, two TFL and 26 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 105 tackles, nine TFL, one sack, and two interceptions last year.
    • Storm Duck intercepted three passes last year while also totaling 28 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended.

    Appalachian State Betting Insights

    • Appalachian State has not covered the spread in a game yet this year (0-1-0).
    • Out of Appalachian State’s one games with a set total, the two teams combined to hit the over.

    Appalachian State Pick Insights

    • Appalachian State racked up 34.9 points per game last season, 4.1 more than North Carolina gave up (30.8).
    • Appalachian State was 2-4 against the spread and 4-2 overall last year when the team recorded more than 30.8 points.
    • Appalachian State racked up 454.9 yards per game last year, just 18.4 more than the 436.5 North Carolina gave up per matchup.
    • Appalachian State was 2-5 against the spread and 5-2 overall when the team picked up over 436.5 yards last year.
    • Last season Appalachian State averaged 204.5 yards per game on the ground, 39.3 more than North Carolina allowed per contest (165.2).
    • Appalachian State had a 3-4 ATS record and a 5-2 overall record when the team rushed for over 165.2 yards last season.
    • Appalachian State turned the ball over 10 times last year, four fewer times than North Carolina forced turnovers (14).

    Appalachian State’s Best Players

    • Chase Brice threw for 2,915 yards and 27 touchdowns last season.
    • Nate Noel averaged 50.3 rushing yards per game and tallied six rushing touchdowns.
    • Last season Camerun Peoples rushed for 599 yards. He also scored five total touchdowns.
    • Christan Horn averaged 51.7 yards on 2.8 receptions per game and compiled four receiving touchdowns in 2022.
    • DaShaun Davis averaged 35.1 receiving yards on 4.3 targets per game in 2022, scoring three touchdowns.
    • Kaedin Robinson averaged 34.9 receiving yards per game on 4.1 targets per game a season ago.
    • Last year Nick Hampton racked up eight sacks, seven TFL and 37 tackles.
    • Nicholas Ross put together a strong stat line last year, accruing 60 tackles, two TFL, and one interception.
    • A year ago Dexter Lawson Jr. recorded 19 tackles and four passes defended as well as three interceptions.

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