UNC vs. Miami Total Prediction
The college football weekend gets started on Thursday night when No. 16 Miami takes on North Carolina at 8PM ET. Will it be another ACC shootout?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, September 27, 2018
8PM ET – Hard Rock Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Miami is favored at home in this game, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -18.5 points against North Carolina. The over/under total is listed at 55.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on North Carolina on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
UNC ends skid
The North Carolina football team picked up its first win of the season this past weekend when it earned a 38-35 home victory over Pittsburgh. The Tar Heels are 1-1-1 against the spread and 2-1 with the over. UNC has hit the over in four of its last six, dating back to last season.
The Tar Heels are putting up 394 yards per game thus far while averaging 24.7 points per contest. Nathan Elliott has thrown for 669 yards and three touchdowns, but has four interceptions. Chazz Surratt returns from suspension and could see action after starting seven games last year. Antonio Williams is the leading rusher with 257 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries while Anthony Ratliff-Williams has 11 catches for 230 yards and a touchdown.
After a poor start to the season, losing 33-17 at LSU. Since then, Miami has won three straight by double figures. The Hurricanes are 2-2 against the spread while hitting the over in three of the four games. Dating back to their bowl game, Miami has hit the over in four of its last five.
The Hurricanes are playing very well on defense right now, allowing just 18.5 points and 223.8 yards per game. Their pass defense is among the best in the nation, giving up 145 yards per contest. Offensively, Miami is scoring 43.5 points per game while putting up 449.3 yards per game. Their run game is averaging over 200 yards per game. Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas have combined for over 500 rushing yards while Malik Rosier has thrown for 611 yards and five touchdowns. Jeff Thomas is the leading receiver with 12 catches for 315 yards.
College Football Betting Trends
UNC has hit the under in eight of its last nine Thursday games and in 11 of its last 16 ACC contests.
Miami has hit the under in eight of its last nine conference games and in 10 of its last 13 games on grass.
A short week for both teams could lead to some issues offensively. Miami’s defense is already pretty strong and can shut down UNC on normal prep time. The Heels should struggle even more on a short week. The Hurricanes have potential on offense, but I suspect they will not be able to put up a big number on the short week. These two have hit the under in five of their last six meetings and I think it will be six of seven.
College Football Prediction: North Carolina/Miami Under 55.5