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    At Acrisure Stadium on Saturday, Omarion Hampton and the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) face Gavin Bartholomew and the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-2) in a matchup featuring two of the brightest stars in college football offensively, beginning at 8:00 PM ET.

    The Panthers are expected to lose by at least a touchdown (currently +7.5) against the Tar Heels (with an over/under of 50 points).

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    Game Info for North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ACC Network
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Acrisure Stadium
    North Carolina vs Pittsburgh Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    North Carolina -7.5 -109 -111 50 -110 -110 -309 +244

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • North Carolina is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • North Carolina is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • In North Carolina’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • North Carolina has the 93rd-ranked defense this season (382.7 yards allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking 19th-best with a tally of 494.3 yards per game.
    • North Carolina is averaging 34 points per game on offense, which ranks them 47th in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 57th, giving up 21.3 points per contest.
    • North Carolina ranks 102nd in pass defense this season (253.7 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 24th-best in the FBS with 297 passing yards per game.
    • North Carolina is averaging 197.3 rushing yards per game on offense this season (32nd in the FBS), and is allowing 129 rushing yards per game (74th) on defense.
    • North Carolina ranks 53rd in third-down defense this season (35.7% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking second-best in the FBS with a 65.1% third-down conversion rate.
    • North Carolina ranks 75th in college football with a -1 turnover margin after forcing 3 turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and committing four (61st in the FBS).

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Drake Maye has racked up 891 yards (297 ypg) on 74-of-102 passing with four touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 116 rushing yards (38.7 ypg) on 28 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • Hampton has 317 rushing yards on 55 carries with six touchdowns.
    • This season, British Brooks has carried the ball 26 times for 128 yards (42.7 per game) and one touchdown.
    • J.J. Jones’ 179 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 13 times and has collected 10 catches.
    • Nate McCollum has put together a 173-yard season so far with one touchdown, reeling in 16 passes on 21 targets.
    • Kobe Paysour has a total of 143 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 16 throws and scoring one touchdown.
    • Kaimon Rucker has racked up two sacks to lead the team, while also picking up five TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Power Echols has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 26 tackles and one interception so far.

    Pittsburgh Betting Insights

    • Pittsburgh is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Two of Pittsburgh’s three games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Pittsburgh Pick Insights

    • On the offensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh is a bottom-25 unit, accumulating just 321.3 total yards per game (23rd-worst). On the bright side, it is excelling on the other side of the ball, allowing 236 total yards per contest (fifth-best).
    • Pittsburgh ranks 93rd in the FBS with 24 points per game on offense, and it ranks 39th with 17 points given up per game on defense.
    • On offense, Pittsburgh is a bottom-25 pass offense, putting up just 178 passing yards per game (23rd-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on defense, surrendering just 114 passing yards per contest (second-best).
    • With 143.3 rushing yards per game on offense, Pittsburgh ranks 81st in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 62nd, allowing 122 rushing yards per contest.
    • Pittsburgh’s defense has been keeping opposing offenses in check on third down, surrendering a 29.7% third-down conversion rate (18th-best). Offensively, it ranks 69th in the FBS with a 41.5% third-down rate.
    • Pittsburgh has produced three forced turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and committed four turnovers (61st in the FBS) this season for a -1 turnover margin that ranks 75th in the FBS.

    Pittsburgh’s Best Players

    • Phil Jurkovec has put up 474 passing yards, or 158 per game, so far this season. He has completed 46.7% of his passes and has recorded four touchdowns with three interceptions. He’s also helped out on the ground with 25.3 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner one time.
    • Daniel Carter is his team’s leading rusher with 21 carries for 103 yards, or 34.3 per game. He’s found paydirt one time on the ground, as well.
    • C’Bo Flemister has run for 99 yards across 21 carries.
    • Bartholomew paces his squad with 157 receiving yards on seven catches with one touchdown.
    • Konata Mumpfield has eight receptions (on 15 targets) for a total of 93 yards (31 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Jerrod Means’ 18 targets have resulted in four catches for 64 yards.
    • Dayon Hayes has two sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and seven tackles.
    • P.J. O’Brien, Pittsburgh’s leading tackler, has 11 tackles this year.
    • Marquis Williams has a team-leading one interception to go along with three tackles and one pass defended.

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