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    Omarion Hampton and the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) will visit Gavin Bartholomew and the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-2) on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET, in a matchup between two of the brightest stars in college football.

    The Tar Heels are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7.5) versus the Panthers. The over/under for this game is 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 -110 -110 50 -110 -110 -302 +240

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • North Carolina is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • North Carolina has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 7.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • Out of North Carolina’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • North Carolina sports the 93rd-ranked defense this year (382.7 yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best with a tally of 494.3 yards per game.
    • North Carolina is putting up 34 points per game on offense, which ranks them 47th in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 57th, surrendering 21.3 points per game.
    • North Carolina owns the 102nd-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (253.7 allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-best with 297 passing yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, North Carolina ranks 32nd in the FBS with 197.3 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 74th in rushing yards allowed per contest (129).
    • Offensively, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking second-best in the FBS by putting up a 65.1% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 53rd on defense (35.7% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • North Carolina has forced three total turnovers (82nd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (61st in the FBS) for -1a turnover margin of -1, 75th-ranked in college football.

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Drake Maye has thrown for 891 yards (297 ypg) to lead North Carolina, completing 72.5% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 116 rushing yards on 28 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • Hampton has racked up 317 yards on 55 carries while finding the end zone six times as a runner.
    • British Brooks has carried the ball 26 times for 128 yards (42.7 per game) and one touchdown.
    • J.J. Jones’ team-high 179 yards as a receiver have come on 10 receptions (out of 13 targets).
    • Nate McCollum has reeled in 16 passes while averaging 57.7 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Kobe Paysour’s 16 catches have yielded 143 yards and one touchdown.
    • Kaimon Rucker leads the team with two sacks, and also has 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 season.
    • Two of Pittsburgh’s three games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Pittsburgh Pick Insights

    • While Pittsburgh’s offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking 23rd-worst with 321.3 total yards per game, its defense ranks fifth-best with only 236 total yards ceded per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Pittsburgh is putting up 24 points per contest (93rd-ranked). It ranks 39th in the FBS on defense (17 points allowed per game).
    • Offensively, Pittsburgh is a bottom-25 passing attack, posting only 178 passing yards per game (23rd-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering just 114 passing yards per contest (second-best).
    • In terms of rushing, Pittsburgh ranks 81st in the FBS on offense (143.3 rushing yards per game) and 62nd on the other side of the ball (122 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • Pittsburgh’s defense has been keeping opposing offenses in check on third down, allowing a 29.7% third-down conversion percentage (18th-best). Offensively, it ranks 69th in the FBS with a 41.5% third-down rate.
    • After forcing three turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and turning the ball over four times (61st in the FBS) this season, Pittsburgh sports the 75th-ranked turnover margin of -1.

    Pittsburgh’s Best Players

    • Phil Jurkovec leads Pittsburgh with 474 yards on 35-of-75 passing with four touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 76 rushing yards (25.3 ypg) on 28 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Daniel Carter, has carried the ball 21 times for 103 yards (34.3 per game) with one touchdown.
    • C’Bo Flemister has run for 99 yards across 21 carries.
    • Bartholomew has collected seven receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 157 (52.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 10 times and has one touchdown.
    • Konata Mumpfield has caught eight passes and compiled 93 receiving yards (31 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Jerrod Means’ four grabs (on 18 targets) have netted him 64 yards (21.3 ypg).
    • Dayon Hayes has collected two sacks to lead the team, while also recording two TFL and seven tackles.
    • P.J. O’Brien is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 11 tackles.
    • Marquis Williams has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has three tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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