Cal vs. North Carolina Prediction

College Football Week 1 Predictions: Will North Carolina cover vs. Cal?

Will North Carolina cover the spread this afternoon when they open their 2017 season against Cal?

Game Info

Who: Cal (0-0) vs. North Carolina (0-0)

What: College Football Week 1

When: 12:20PM ET, Saturday, September 2

Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tar Heels are 12.5-point home favorites to knock off the Golden Bears, while the over/under currently sits at 56.5 points.

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Line Movement

North Carolina opened as a 12.5-point favorite and while the line has moved a half-point at various times this week, the Tar Heels are back to laying that original number. As for the total, the number hit the board at 61.5 before being bet all the way down to 56.5.

Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?

Public bettors are laying the points with the home team this afternoon. Of the wagers currently placed on today's game, 56% of tickets are taking the Tar Heels and laying the points.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Golden Bears are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games dating back to last season and have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games overall. On the other side, the Tar Heels are a perfect 4-0 against the number in their last four non-conference games and have covered the spread in five of their last seven games overall. Cal will score, but stopping North Carolina will be another question.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -12.5

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