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NCAAF 2021 Betting Picks: Week 1’s Game Between North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies 09/03/2021

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NCAAF 2021 Betting Picks: Week 1's Game Between North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies 09/03/2021

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies 09/03/2021 – The North Carolina Tar Heels are one of the Top 25 teams in the NCAA and they will enter this tournament at 14th rank. They will be opening up their season on the road against the Virginia Tech Hokies this coming Friday, September 3 at the Lande Stadium or Worsham field in Blacksburg. This game will be broadcasted live on television at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time by ESPN. Fans can also catch the fights through an online live stream by logging in to SofaScore. The North Carolina Tar is coming in as the favored team in NCAA Football lines against the home team, the Virginia Tech Hokies.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies 09/03/2021

When: Friday, September 3, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Lane Stadium/Worsham Field, Blacksburg, Virginia
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies 09/03/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Tar Heels -6 (-107) 67.5 o (-110) -230
Hokies +6 (-107) 67.5 u (-110) +190
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North Carolina Tar Heels

The North Carolina Tar Heels finished last season as the 18th ranked team in the tournament. They had a 7-3 conference record and went 8-4 overall. They will be coming in this season without RB Michael Carter, Javonte Williams and WR Daz Newsome. Sam Howell will be taking the QB position once again and there is a lot on his shoulders filling in for the missing players this year. He will be joined by an underwhelming cast of receivers featuring Emery Simmons, Antoine Green and Josh Downs. Coach Mack Brown should find the right rotation for the RBs along the way this season as Tennessee transfer Ty Chandler is expected to play. 

Players to Watch:  S. Howell QB (CMP 237, ATT 348, YDS 3586, CMP% 68.1, AVG 10.3, LNG 87, TD 30, INT 7, SACK 33, SYL -201, RTG 179.1, ATT 92, YDS 146, AVG 1.6, LNG 30, TD 5), J. Criswell QB (CMP 3, ATT 4, YDS 16, CMP% 75, AVG 4, LNG 11, TD 0, INT 1, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 58.6), B. Brooks RB (ATT 24, YDS 99, AVG 4.1, LNG 17, TD 0), K. Brown WR (REC 15, YDS 337, AVG 22.5, LNG 76, TD 2).

Virginia Tech Hokies

The Virginia Tech Hokies had an even conference record of 5-5 in the Atlantic Coast and also went 5-6 overall. It is a big question right now how this team will be run as Khalil Herbert is not with the team anymore. Filling in at the QB position this year will be rusher Hendon Hooker and it is still unknown what this new guy can do. Braxton Burmeister will be the main running back this year and at tight end will be James Mitchell. The Hokies are going to be very unpredictable this coming season and there is not much that they can do to surprise the entire league with their roster.

Players to Watch: B. Burmeister QB (CMP 48, ATT 84, YDS 687, CMP% 57.1, AVG 8.2, LNG 60, TD 2, INT 1, SACK 5, SYL -44, RTG 131.3), K. Kadum QB (CMP 4, ATT 6, YDS 68, CMP% 66.7, AVG 11.3, LNG 47, TD 0, INT 0, SACK 1, SYL -5, RTG 161.9), R. Blackshear RB (ATT 68, YDS 255, AVG 3.8, LNG 28, TD 2),  J. Holston RB (ATT 40, YDS 189, AVG 4.7, LNG 23, TD 2), T. Robinson WR (REC 38, YDS 592, AVG 15.6, LNG 60, TD 3).

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Numbers

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North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina’s last 8 games.
North Carolina are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games.
Tar Heels are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against Virginia Tech.
North Carolina are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech Hokies

Virginia Tech are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Hokies are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Virginia Tech’s last 14 games against North Carolina.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech’s last 5 games at home.
Virginia Tech are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Picks

With the home field advantage given to the Virginia State Hokies, they should come out strong and it won’t take time until the North Carolina Tar Heels catch up with them. This is going to sway on the side of the Tar Heels according to the online sportsbook and expect a wide margin of victory.