Miami vs. North Carolina Prediction
Can North Carolina build off an upset win last week and grab another upset this Saturday when it opens ACC play at home against Miami at 8PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
383 Miami vs. 384 North Carolina
Saturday, September 7, 2019
8PM ET – Kenan Stadium
TV: ACC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Miami is favored on the road, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -4 points against North Carolina. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47.5 points. The public betting currently has 66 percent going on Western Michigan as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Canes chaotic against Florida
Miami suffered a 24-20 loss to Florida two weeks ago in its opener, showing some really ugly football at times. The Hurricanes did manage to cover a 7-point spread in the loss while going under the 46-point total.
The Hurricanes had a defensive battle with Florida, as each team was held to right around 300 yards of offense. The Miami defense did create four turnovers while holding the Gators to just 50 rushing yards. Miami committed 14 turnovers as a team. Jarren Williams finished with 214 passing yards and a touchdown while DeeJay Dallas rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown and Brevin Jordan caught five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown.
UNC upsets South Carolina
North Carolina opened up the new Mack Brown-era with a 24-20 win over South Carolina in Charlotte last week. The Tar Heels were a 12.5-point underdog coming into the game while going under the 62-point total.
UNC was the clearly better team last weekend despite winning by just four points. The Tar Heels had a 483-270 edge in total yards in the win while forcing two turnovers on defense. UNC had great balance on offense as quarterback Sam Howell threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Javonte Williams led the ground attack with 102 yards while Dyami Brown caught four passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. Myles Wolfolk led the defense with six tackles and two interceptions.
College Football Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 ACC games.
UNC is 6-2 ATS in its last eight home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games.
North Carolina had a solid win in its opener against SC while Miami stumbled against Florida. The Hurricanes had a week off to correct the mistakes and should look sharper on offense. I don’t expect the Tar Heels to be able to put up over 400 yards of offense against this Miami defense. Miami has the better athletes and I expect the Canes to find a way past the Tar Heels right now.
College Football Week 2 Prediction: Miami -4