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

    The Tar Heels are very big favorites (currently -23.5) in their game against the Cavaliers, with the over/under being 57.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tar Heels are -2748 and the Cavaliers are +1173.)

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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 57.5 -109 -111 -2748 +1173

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • So far this season, North Carolina has posted 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 compiling 501.3 yards per game. The defense ranks 55th (359.2 yards allowed per game).
    • North Carolina ranks 44th in scoring defense this season (21 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 37.3 points per game.
    • North Carolina ranks 95th in pass defense this year (245.8 passing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on offense, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 317 passing yards per game.
    • North Carolina is putting up 184.3 rushing yards per game on offense (37th in the FBS), and ranks 29th defensively with 113.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • North Carolina ranks 41st in third-down defense this year (34.7% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with a 53.3% third-down conversion rate.
    • North Carolina has forced 11 total turnovers (33rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (11th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +6, the 14th-best in college football.

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Drake Maye has been a dual threat for North Carolina so far this season. He has 1,902 passing yards, completing 68.9% of his passes and tossing 12 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 184 yards (30.7 ypg) on 62 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, 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 leads his squad with 374 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 31 receptions (out of 41 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • J.J. Jones has put together a 372-yard season so far, reeling in 20 passes on 29 targets.
    • Kobe Paysour has a total of 282 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 22 throws and scoring three touchdowns.
    • Kaimon Rucker has collected 6.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording nine TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 51 tackles, three TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Alijah Huzzie has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 22 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

    Virginia Betting Insights

    • Virginia has a 4-2-0 record against the spread this year.
    • Virginia is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 23.5 points or greater this season.
    • Three of Virginia’s six games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Virginia Pick Insights

    • Virginia is generating 348.8 total yards per contest on offense this season (98th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 379.8 total yards per game (73rd-ranked).
    • Virginia has been struggling defensively, ranking 22nd-worst with 31.8 points given up per game. It has been better on offense, putting up 22.3 points per contest (106th-ranked).
    • With 249.3 passing yards per game on offense, Virginia ranks 49th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 35th, giving up 202.8 passing yards per game.
    • Virginia has struggled on both sides of the ball in terms of rushing this season, ranking 12th-worst in rushing yards (99.5 per game) and 23rd-worst in rushing yards surrendered (177 per game).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Virginia ranks 102nd in the FBS (35.3% third-down conversion rate) and 93rd on the other side of the ball (41.5% third-down rate allowed).
    • After forcing seven turnovers (96th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 10 times (74th in the FBS) this season, Virginia sports the 98th-ranked turnover margin of -3.

    Virginia’s Best Players

    • Anthony Colandrea leads Virginia with 923 yards on 63-of-102 passing with five touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Perris Jones has rushed 41 times for 235 yards, with two touchdowns.
    • Kobe Pace is a key figure in this offense, with 211 rushing yards on 59 carries with one touchdown and 115 receiving yards (19.2 per game) on nine catches with two touchdowns
    • Malik Washington has registered 44 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 668 (111.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 60 times and has 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 racked up three sacks to pace the team, while also picking up four TFL and 20 tackles.
    • Virginia’s leading tackler, Jonas Sanker, has 52 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Josh Ahern has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has 11 tackles, two TFL, and one pass defended to his name.

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