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Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina Tar Heels 09/12/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina Tar Heels 09/12/2020 – Week two of College Football is all set to take its course with Syracuse Orange kicking-off against North Carolina Tar Heels. College football betting sites are already up with their picks and predictions of this game that will take place at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Both teams will be playing their first game on the season and this is a fresh start to build their overall record. North Carolina Tar Heels have not made much changes since Sam Howell will continue to be the quarterback. However, the injured list seems to be building up for the Tar Heels and that is something they need to deal with.
Syracuse Orange will focus on their key areas to get past the Tar Heels. CB Trill Williams and S Andre Cisco will be one of their best combinations this season. From the offensive end, Syracuse will be more stable this year while quarterback Tommy DeVito continues to play his role. Last season, DeVito had four starters alongside which was a struggle. When compared to last year, DeVito has more experience now. As a sophomore, he touched 2,360 passing yards with 19 touchdowns. When it came to interceptions, he was not up to the mark with just five. Sterlin Gilbert is the new offensive coordinator on the squad and they might be changes to their approach.
Players to watch: T. DeVito QB (CMP 213 ATT 337 YDS 2360 CMP% 63.2 AVG 7 LNG 85 TD 19 INT 5 SACK 44 SYL -264 RTG 137.7), C. Welch QB (CMP 36 ATT 68 YDS 523 CMP% 52.9 AVG 7.7 LNG 94 TD 4 INT 2 SACK 5 SYL -31 RTG 131.1), M. Neal RB (ATT 170 YDS 846 AVG 5 LNG 45 TD 7), J. Howard RB (ATT 76 YDS 337 AVG 4.4 LNG 37 TD 3), T. Jackson WR (REC 66 YDS 1023 AVG 15.5 LNG 85 TD 11).
North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina Tar Heels have Sam Howell who looks promising with his previous season record. Howell was much better than DeVito with 3,641 throwing yards and 38 touchdowns. When it comes to interceptions, both quarterbacks seem to be lacking a bit as Howell intercepted the ball seven times. Adding to North Carolina’s advantage will be their young core players on both ends of the field. The Tar Heels will focus on their offense more than their defensive strategy. North Carolina experienced a few struggles with last year, especially while preventing opponents. Both teams will understand their position after their first game of the season.
Players to watch: S. Howell QB (CMP 259 ATT 422 YDS 3641 CMP% 61.4 AVG 8.6 LNG 68 TD 38 INT 7 SACK 36 SYL -220 RTG 160.2), V. Amendola QB (CMP 3 ATT 4 YDS 48 CMP% 75 AVG 12 LNG 31 TD 0 INT 0 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 175.8), M. Carter RB (ATT 177 YDS 1003 AVG 5.7 LNG 60 TD 3), J. Williams RB (ATT 166 YDS 933 AVG 5.6 LNG 40 TD 5), D. Brown WR (REC 51 YDS 1034 AVG 20.3 LNG 66 TD 12).
Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Numbers
Orange is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Tar Heels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Picks
The college football odds are in favor of Syracuse to win this game despite North Carolina having a better quarterback. Going back in time it is evident that DeVito’s first impression was against the Tar Heels. Back Syracuse to win this game with a final score of 40-37.