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    Omarion Hampton will lead the North Carolina Tar Heels (6-0) into their game against the Virginia Cavaliers (1-5) at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday at 6:30 PM ET.

    The Tar Heels are very heavy favorites (currently -23.5) in their game against the Cavaliers, with the over/under at 56 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tar Heels are -2379 and the Cavaliers are +1108.)

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    Game Info for North Carolina vs. Virginia

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: The CW
    • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium
    North Carolina vs Virginia Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    North Carolina -23.5 -110 -110 56 -111 -109 -2379 +1108

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • North Carolina has a 5-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • North Carolina games have hit the over on three of six occasions (50%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • On the offensive side of the ball, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit, ranking eighth-best in the FBS by putting up 501.3 yards per game. The defense ranks 55th (359.2 yards allowed per game).
    • North Carolina has the 42nd-ranked defense this season (21 points allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 15th-best with 37.3 points per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 11th-best in the FBS by averaging 317 per game. The Tar Heels rank 93rd on defense (245.8 passing yards allowed per game).
    • North Carolina is compiling 184.3 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 37th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 29th, allowing 113.3 rushing yards per game.
    • On offense, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking eighth-best in the FBS by averaging a 53.3% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 41st on defense (34.7% third-down percentage allowed).
    • North Carolina has the 14th-best turnover margin in college football at +6, forcing 11 turnovers (31st in the FBS) while turning it over five times (11th in the FBS).

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Drake Maye leads North Carolina with 1,902 yards (317 ypg) on 146-of-212 passing with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He also has 184 rushing yards on 62 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • Hampton has racked up 658 yards on 112 carries while finding paydirt eight times as a runner. He’s also caught 10 passes for 98 yards (16.3 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • Nate McCollum’s team-leading 374 yards as a receiver have come on 31 catches (out of 41 targets) with one touchdown.
    • J.J. Jones has put up a 372-yard season so far, reeling in 20 passes on 29 targets.
    • Kobe Paysour has racked up 22 receptions for 282 yards, an average of 47 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
    • Kaimon Rucker has racked up 6.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording nine TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray, North Carolina’s tackle leader, has 51 tackles, three TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Alijah Huzzie leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 22 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

    Virginia Betting Insights

    • Virginia’s ATS record is 4-2-0 this year.
    • Virginia has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 23.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • Virginia games have hit the over in three out of six opportunities (50%).

    Virginia Pick Insights

    • In terms of total yards, Virginia ranks 99th in the FBS (348.8 total yards per game) and 73rd on the other side of the ball (379.8 total yards allowed per contest).
    • Virginia has been struggling defensively, ranking 22nd-worst with 31.8 points allowed per game. It has been better offensively, posting 22.3 points per contest (106th-ranked).
    • In terms of passing, Virginia ranks 49th in the FBS (249.3 passing yards per game) and 35th on defense (202.8 passing yards allowed per contest).
    • Virginia has lots of room to improve in the running game, as it ranks 12th-worst in rushing yards per game (99.5) and 23rd-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (177).
    • With a 35.3% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Virginia ranks 102nd in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 95th, allowing a 41.5% third-down rate.
    • At -3, Virginia owns the 98th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with seven forced turnovers (94th in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (74th in the FBS).

    Virginia’s Best Players

    • Anthony Colandrea has compiled 923 yards on 61.8% passing while recording five touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Perris Jones, has carried the ball 41 times for 235 yards (39.2 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Kobe Pace has 115 receiving yards (19.2 per game) on nine catches and two touchdowns while collecting 211 rushing yards on 59 attempts with one touchdown.
    • Malik Washington has racked up 668 receiving yards on 44 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Malachi Fields has racked up 418 receiving yards (69.7 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 31 receptions.
    • Kameron Butler has collected three sacks to pace the team, while also picking up four TFL and 20 tackles.
    • Jonas Sanker is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 52 tackles and one TFL.
    • Josh Ahern has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 11 tackles, two TFL, and one pass defended to his name.
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