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    Star wideout Malik Washington and the Virginia Cavaliers (1-5) meet the North Carolina Tar Heels (6-0) on Saturday at 6:30 PM ET at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

    The Tar Heels are very big favorites (currently -23.5) in their matchup versus the Cavaliers, with the over/under being 57 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tar Heels are -2561 and the Cavaliers are +1149.)

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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 -111 -109 57 -109 -111 -2561 +1149

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • So far this season, North Carolina has put together a 5-1-0 record against the spread.
    • North Carolina games with a set total have hit the over three times this season (50%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit, ranking eighth-best in the FBS by averaging 501.3 yards per game. The defense ranks 55th (359.2 yards allowed per game).
    • North Carolina has the 43rd-ranked defense this year (21 points allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking 15th-best with 37.3 points per game.
    • Offensively, 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 94th on defense (245.8 passing yards allowed per game).
    • North Carolina ranks 37th in run offense (184.3 rushing yards per game) and 29th in run defense (113.3 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Offensively, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking eighth-best in the FBS by putting up a 53.3% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 41st on defense (34.7% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • With 11 forced turnovers (32nd in the FBS) against five turnovers committed (11th in the FBS), North Carolina’s +6 turnover margin is the 14th-best in college football.

    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.
    • The team’s top rusher, Omarion Hampton, has carried the ball 112 times for 658 yards (109.7 per game), scoring eight times. He’s also caught 10 passes for 98 yards and one touchdown.
    • Nate McCollum’s 374 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 41 times and has collected 31 receptions and one touchdown.
    • J.J. Jones has caught 20 passes for 372 yards (62 yards per game) this year.
    • Kobe Paysour’s 22 receptions have turned into 282 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Kaimon Rucker has collected 6.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording nine TFL and 25 tackles.
    • North Carolina’s top-tackler, Cedric Gray, has 51 tackles, three TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Alijah Huzzie has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 22 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended to his name.

    Virginia Betting Insights

    • Virginia’s ATS record is 4-2-0 this year.
    • Virginia is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 23.5 points or more this season.
    • Virginia has gone over in three of their six games with a set total (50%).

    Virginia Pick Insights

    • From an offensive angle, Virginia is generating 348.8 total yards per contest (98th-ranked). It ranks 73rd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (379.8 total yards allowed per game).
    • Virginia has not been getting things done on defense, ranking 22nd-worst with 31.8 points allowed per game. It has been more effective offensively, regstering 22.3 points per contest (106th-ranked).
    • Virginia is posting 249.3 passing yards per game on offense this season (49th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 202.8 passing yards per game (35th-ranked) on defense.
    • Virginia has lots of room to get better in the running game, as it ranks 12th-worst in rushing yards per game (99.5) and 23rd-worst in rushing yards surrendered per game (177).
    • With a 35.3% third-down conversion rate on offense, Virginia ranks 102nd in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 93rd, giving up a 41.5% third-down rate.
    • Virginia sports a -3 turnover margin this season, which ranks 98th in the FBS.

    Virginia’s Best Players

    • Anthony Colandrea has racked up 923 yards (153.8 per game) while completing 61.8% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • Perris Jones is his team’s leading rusher with 41 carries for 235 yards, or 39.2 per game. He’s found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
    • Kobe Pace has nine receptions for 115 yards (19.2 per game) and two touchdowns so far while also carrying the ball 59 times for 211 yards and one score.
    • Washington leads his team with 668 receiving yards on 44 receptions with five touchdowns.
    • Malachi Fields has 31 receptions (on 51 targets) for a total of 418 yards (69.7 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Kameron Butler has three sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 20 tackles.
    • Virginia’s leading tackler, Jonas Sanker, has 52 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Josh Ahern leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 11 tackles, two TFL, and one pass defended.

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