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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 (-3.5), 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 -3.5 -109 -111 56.5 -111 -109 -165 +139

    West Virginia Pick Insights

    • West Virginia’s ATS record is 7-5-0 this season.
    • When it has played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, West Virginia is 3-1 against the spread.
    • West Virginia games have gone over the point total on eight of 12 occasions (66.7%).

    West Virginia Stats & Insights

    • On offense, 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.
    • From an offensive standpoint, West Virginia ranks 94th in the FBS with 203.8 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 93rd in passing yards allowed per contest (239.9).
    • West Virginia sports the 50th-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (144.3 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with 234.3 rushing yards per game.
    • West Virginia is putting up a 40.4% third-down conversion rate offensively this year (59th in the FBS), and is surrendering a 38.5% third-down percentage (62nd) on the other 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 thrown for 2,178 yards (181.5 ypg) to lead West Virginia, completing 53.1% of his passes and recording 15 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 708 rushing yards on 111 carries with 13 rushing touchdowns.
    • CJ Donaldson has carried the ball 171 times for a team-high 798 yards on the ground and has found the end zone 11 times.
    • Jahiem White has been handed the ball 97 times this year and racked up 792 yards (66 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Devin Carter’s leads his squad with 501 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 27 catches (out of 55 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Kole Taylor has caught 33 passes for 411 yards (34.3 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Hudson Clement has hauled in 17 grabs for 391 yards, an average of 32.6 yards per game. He’s scored four times as a receiver this season.
    • Jared Bartlett has four sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Lee Kpogba is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 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 has a 6-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • North Carolina is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs.
    • North Carolina games have hit the over in six out of 12 opportunities (50%).

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • North Carolina’s offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks fourth-best in the FBS with 503.9 total yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 405.2 total yards per game, which ranks 98th.
    • North Carolina’s offense has been excelling, posting 36.6 points per contest (15th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 74th by surrendering 27.1 points per game.
    • North Carolina’s pass offense has been thriving, compiling 306.8 passing yards per contest (eighth-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 101st by giving up 242.3 passing yards per game.
    • North Carolina’s run offense has been consistently moving the chains, piling up 197.1 rushing yards per contest (17th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 87th by surrendering 162.8 rushing yards per game.
    • North Carolina’s third-down offense has been consistently moving the chains, producing a 49.4% third-down conversion rate (seventh-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 67th by allowing a 39% third-down rate.
    • At +6, North Carolina sports the 26th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 20 forced turnovers (29th in the FBS) and 14 turnovers committed (35th 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 recording 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.
    • Omarion Hampton has carried the ball 234 times for 1,442 yards, with 15 touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 26 catches for 215 yards and one touchdown.
    • Devontez Walker paces 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 8.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 10 TFL and 51 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray, North Carolina’s top tackler, has 120 tackles, six TFL, five sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Alijah Huzzie leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 40 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

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