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    The Duke’s Mayo Bowl will see the West Virginia Mountaineers entering a showdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. Kickoff is at 5:30 PM ET on ESPN.

    The Mountaineers are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), versus the Tar Heels. The over/under for this matchup is 54 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 -6.5 -110 -110 54 -109 -111 -253 +203

    West Virginia Pick Insights

    • West Virginia has gone 7-5-0 ATS this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 6.5-point favorites this season, West Virginia is 2-1 against the spread.
    • West Virginia games with a set total have hit the over eight times this season (66.7%).

    West Virginia Stats & Insights

    • West Virginia is putting up 438.2 yards per game on offense, which ranks 27th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the Mountaineers rank 71st, allowing 384.3 yards per game.
    • West Virginia is totaling 31.6 points per game offensively this season (40th in the FBS), and is allowing 27.5 points per game (79th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • West Virginia is totaling 203.8 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 94th in the FBS. The defense ranks 94th, surrendering 239.9 passing yards per contest.
    • On offense, West Virginia has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking fourth-best in the FBS by averaging 234.3 per game. The Mountaineers rank 54th on defense (144.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • From an offensive standpoint, West Virginia ranks 58th in the FBS with a 40.4% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 61st in third-down conversion rate allowed (144.3).
    • With 13 forced turnovers (106th in the FBS) against 13 turnovers committed (20th in the FBS), West Virginia (0) has the 65th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    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 tossing 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.
    • 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 catches 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 put together a 411-yard season so far with four touchdowns, hauling in 33 passes on 57 targets.
    • Hudson Clement has been the target of 25 passes and compiled 17 catches 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 has four sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Lee Kpogba is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s racked up 73 tackles, four TFL, and three sacks.
    • Beanie Bishop leads the team with four interceptions, while also collecting 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 6.5-point underdogs.
    • 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 defense ranks 98th in the FBS with 405.2 total yards surrendered per contest, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks fourth-best by compiling 503.9 total yards per game.
    • North Carolina’s defense ranks 74th in the FBS with 27.1 points allowed per game, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 15th-best by putting up 36.6 points per game.
    • North Carolina’s pass offense has been dominant, piling up 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 game (18th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 87th by surrendering 162.8 rushing yards per game.
    • North Carolina’s third-down defense ranks 68th in the FBS with a 39% third-down conversion rate surrendered, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks seventh-best by putting up a 49.4% third-down rate.
    • North Carolina has a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 25th-best at +6.

    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.
    • Omarion Hampton is his team’s leading rusher with 234 carries for 1,442 yards, or 120.2 per game. He’s found the end zone 15 times on the ground, as well. Hampton has also chipped in with 26 catches for 215 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Devontez Walker leads his team with 699 receiving yards on 41 receptions with seven touchdowns.
    • J.J. Jones has put up a 658-yard season so far with two touchdowns. He’s caught 42 passes on 63 targets.
    • Bryson Nesbit has racked up 585 reciving yards (48.8 ypg) and five touchdowns this season.
    • Kaimon Rucker paces the team with 8.5 sacks, and also has 10 TFL and 51 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 120 tackles, six TFL, five sacks, and one interception.
    • Alijah Huzzie has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 40 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.
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