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    The West Virginia Mountaineers and the North Carolina Tar Heels meet for the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on December 27, 2023, with kickoff at 5:30 PM ET, airing on ESPN.

    The Mountaineers are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), against the Tar Heels. The over/under for this game is 56.5 points.

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    Game Info for West Virginia vs. North Carolina

    • Game Day: Wednesday, December 27, 2023
    • Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
    West Virginia vs North Carolina Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    West Virginia -3 -108 -112 56.5 -111 -109 -160 +135

    West Virginia Pick Insights

    • West Virginia has posted a 7-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • West Virginia has a 3-3 record against the spread this season when favored by 3 points or more.
    • Eight of West Virginia’s 12 games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    West Virginia Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, West Virginia ranks 27th in the FBS with 438.2 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 72nd in total defense (384.3 yards allowed per contest).
    • West Virginia ranks 39th in scoring offense (31.6 points per game) and 78th in scoring defense (27.5 points allowed per game) this season.
    • West Virginia is putting up 203.8 passing yards per game on offense (94th in the FBS), and ranks 93rd on the other side of the ball with 239.9 passing yards allowed per game.
    • West Virginia ranks 50th in run defense this year (144.3 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking third-best in the FBS with 234.3 rushing yards per game.
    • West Virginia is putting up a 40.4% third-down percentage on offense this year (59th in the FBS), and is surrendering a 38.5% third-down percentage (62nd) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • West Virginia has the 65th-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing 13 turnovers (104th in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (24th in the FBS).

    West Virginia’s Best Players

    • Garrett Greene has compiled 2,178 yards (181.5 ypg) on 135-of-254 passing with 15 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 708 rushing yards (59 ypg) on 111 carries while scoring 13 touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, CJ Donaldson, has carried the ball 171 times for 798 yards (66.5 per game), scoring 11 times.
    • This season, Jahiem White has carried the ball 97 times for 792 yards (66 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Devin Carter has hauled in 27 receptions for 501 yards (41.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Kole Taylor has hauled in 33 passes while averaging 34.3 yards per game and scoring four touchdowns.
    • Hudson Clement has been the target of 25 passes and racked up 17 receptions for 391 yards, an average of 32.6 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone four times through the air this season.
    • Jared Bartlett paces the team with four sacks, and also has four TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Lee Kpogba is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 73 tackles, four TFL, and three sacks.
    • Beanie Bishop has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 49 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

    North Carolina Betting Insights

    • North Carolina is 6-6-0 ATS this year.
    • North Carolina has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 3 points or more this year (0-1).
    • The teams have hit the over in six of North Carolina’s 12 games with a set total.

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • North Carolina’s offense has been excelling, racking up 503.9 total yards per game (fourth-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 98th by allowing 405.2 total yards per game.
    • North Carolina’s offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 36.6 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is ceding 27.1 points per game, which ranks 74th.
    • North Carolina’s pass offense has been thriving, accumulating 306.8 passing yards per contest (eighth-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 101st by giving up 242.3 passing yards per game.
    • North Carolina’s rushing attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 17th-best in the FBS with 197.1 rushing yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is allowing 162.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks 87th.
    • North Carolina’s third-down defense ranks 67th in the FBS with a 39% third-down conversion percentage allowed, but it has been lifted up by its offense, which ranks seventh-best by compiling a 49.4% third-down rate.
    • North Carolina has registered 20 forced turnovers (29th in the FBS) and committed 14 turnovers (35th in the FBS) this season for a +6 turnover margin that ranks 26th in the FBS.

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Drake Maye has thrown for 3,608 yards (300.7 ypg) to lead North Carolina, completing 63.3% of his passes and tossing 24 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 449 yards (37.4 ypg) on 112 carries with nine touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Omarion Hampton, has carried the ball 234 times for 1,442 yards (120.2 per game) with 15 touchdowns. He’s also caught 26 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown.
    • Devontez Walker leads his squad with 699 receiving yards on 41 receptions with seven touchdowns.
    • J.J. Jones has 42 receptions (on 63 targets) for a total of 658 yards (54.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Bryson Nesbit has racked up 585 reciving yards (48.8 ypg) and five touchdowns this season.
    • Kaimon Rucker has racked up 8.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 10 TFL and 51 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray, North Carolina’s leading tackler, has 120 tackles, six TFL, five sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Alijah Huzzie has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 40 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.
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