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    Omarion Hampton will lead the North Carolina Tar Heels (6-0) into their matchup 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 versus the Cavaliers, with the over/under at 58 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tar Heels are -2748 and the Cavaliers are +1177.)

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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 58 -111 -109 -2748 +1177

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • North Carolina has posted a 5-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • North Carolina has hit the over in three of its six games with a set total (50%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • North Carolina ranks 55th in total defense this year (359.2 yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 501.3 total yards per game.
    • North Carolina sports the 44th-ranked defense this season (21 points allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best with 37.3 points per game.
    • North Carolina ranks 94th in pass defense this year (245.8 passing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 317 passing yards per game.
    • North Carolina is totaling 184.3 rushing yards per game on offense (37th in the FBS), and ranks 30th on defense with 113.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, 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 conversion rate. The defense ranks 41st on defense (34.7% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • With 11 forced turnovers (33rd 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 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 throwing 12 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 184 yards (30.7 ypg) on 62 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Hampton has carried the ball 112 times for a team-high 658 yards on the ground and has found the end zone eight times. He’s also tacked on 10 catches for 98 yards (16.3 per game) and one touchdown in the pass game.
    • Nate McCollum’s 374 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 41 times and has collected 31 catches and one touchdown.
    • J.J. Jones has put up a 372-yard season so far, reeling in 20 passes on 29 targets.
    • Kobe Paysour’s 22 catches have yielded 282 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Kaimon Rucker has 6.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has nine TFL and 25 tackles.
    • North Carolina’s tackle leader, Cedric Gray, has 51 tackles, three TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • 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 winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 23.5-point underdogs.
    • Three of Virginia’s six games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Virginia Pick Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Virginia is generating 348.8 total yards per contest (98th-ranked). It ranks 73rd in the FBS defensively (379.8 total yards allowed per game).
    • Virginia ranks 106th in points per game (22.3), but it has been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 31.8 points surrendered per contest.
    • Virginia ranks 48th in the FBS with 249.3 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 35th with 202.8 passing yards given up per contest 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).
    • From an offensive perspective, Virginia is generating a 35.3% third-down conversion percentage (102nd-ranked). It ranks 93rd in the FBS defensively (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 has compiled 923 yards (153.8 yards per game) while completing 61.8% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • Perris Jones has carried the ball 41 times for 235 yards, with two touchdowns.
    • 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.
    • Malik Washington has hauled in 668 receiving yards on 44 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Malachi Fields has put together a 418-yard season so far with two touchdowns. He’s caught 31 passes on 51 targets.
    • Kameron Butler paces the team with three sacks, and also has four TFL and 20 tackles.
    • Jonas Sanker, Virginia’s tackle leader, has 52 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • 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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