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Miami vs. North Carolina NCAA Football Odds for Sportsbook Players

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Miami Hurricanes Vs. North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAF betting odds and game picks

On the whole, there is an interesting coaching angle for Miami’s game at North Carolina. Miami head coach Manny Diaz was once the defensive coordinator at Texas for current Carolina coach Mack Brown. Diaz ended up getting fired by Brown after the Longhorns defense was thrashed by BYU in an ugly loss. Now Diaz has a shot at revenge with the college football odds. But it will not be easy beating his old boss. Brown’s Tar Heels are coming off an inspiring win in their opener. So inspiring that the old coach broke out dancing after the game!

Miami Hurricanes Vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

When: Saturday, September 7, 8:05 p.m. ET
Where: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV: ACC Network
Stream: ESPN
Miami Hurricanes Vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami -3½ (-110) 47½ (-110) -175
North Carolina +3½ (-110) 47½ (-110) +155
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Miami Hurricanes

Miami is coming off a bye week that followed a sloppy but close 20-24 loss to Florida. Specifically, the big challenge for Diaz in his first season is jumpstarting a punchless offense. Quarterback Jarren Williams was not bad in his first start. However, he did not get a lot of support as evidenced by Florida’s 10 sacks in the game. Namely running back DeeJay Dallas impressed in the week zero loss. Dallas ran for 95 yards and averaged 7.9 yards per carry with a score. Williams was the upset winner of the quarterback competition and showed why.

Players to Watch: QB Jarren Williams (214 YDS, 63% COMP, 7.1 AVG, 1 TD, 0 INT, 134.4 RTG), RB DeeJay Dallas (12 ATT, 95 YDS, 7.9 YPC, 1 TD, 4 REC, 37 YDS, 9.2 AVG, 0 TD), TE Brevin Jordan (5 REC, 88 YDS, 17.6 YPC, 1 TD), WR KJ Osborn (4 REC, 41 YDS, 10.3 YPC, 0 TD)

North Carolina Tar Heels

Last week was a showcase of the raw emotion of college football. Brown has returned to North Carolina after leading them to glory before departing for Texas in 1998. Fans are thrilled to have Mack back. Likewise, the 24-20 upset win over South Carolina to open the season brought tears of joy from the coach himself. Brown was forced to retire at Texas and has longed for a new chance. Consider his team rallied from a 20-9 fourth-quarter deficit to get the win as 12-point dogs. UNC outgained South Carolina 483-270 to show superiority.

Players to Watch: QB Sam Howell (245 YDS, 63% COMP, 2 TD, 0 INT, 175.7 RTG), RB Javonte Williams (18 ATT, 102 YDS, 5.7 YPC, 0 TD), RB Michael Carter (16 ATT, 77 YDS, 4.8 AVG, 0 TD), WR Dazz Newsome (4 REC, 74 YDS, 18.5 YPC, 0 TD), WR Dyami Brown (4 REC, 69 YDS, 17.3 YPC, 1 TD)

Miami Hurricanes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Numbers

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Miami Hurricanes

2-5 ATS in their last seven away games
1-11 under the total in their last 12 road matchups
1-5 ATS in their last six Atlantic Coast Conference road games
2-10 under the total on away from home against the ACC
2-4 ATS in their last six games with North Carolina
2-5 under the total in their last five matchups with the Tar Heels

North Carolina Tar Heels

5-2 ATS in their last seven games at Kenan Stadium
2-7 under the total in their last nine home games
5-6-1 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference
2-5 under the total at Kenan Stadium against the ACC
6-1 ATS in home games against Miami
5-2 over the total at Kenan Stadium vs. the Hurricanes

Miami Hurricanes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Picks

On this occasion, Brown returns to coach his first game at Kenan Stadium in 22 years. The Tar Heels offense is a clear sports betting matchup advantage. Quarterback Sam Howell passed for a stunning 175.7 rating and two touchdowns to trigger last week’s win. Miami has no such firepower. The wrong team is favored in this one!

Score Prediction: North Carolina 27, Miami 17