Duke's Mayo Bowl Prediction

North Carolina vs. South Carolina, 12/30/21 Duke’s Mayo Bowl Predictions

The Duke’s Mayo Bowl is set for 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, as North Carolina is laying 10 points to South Carolina and the total is sitting at 57 points. What’s the best bet on the board when it comes to this bowl matchup?

Game Snapshot

256 North Carolina Tar Heels (-10) at 255 South Carolina Gamecocks (+10); o/u 57

11:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, December 30, 20201

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

TV: ESPN

North Carolina Tar Heels Game Notes

North Carolina junior QB Sam Howell and his Tar Heels are set to face South Carolina on December 30th in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. In what may or may not be Howell's (6'1/225) final collegiate game, he and the Tar Heels will ready for a tilt with South Carolina in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. The 2021 season has not gone as Howell and company expected as the Tar Heels went 6-6 on the season after being projected for 9.5 wins at the start of the season. Howell threw for career lows in passing yards (2,851) and touchdowns (23) this season, while throwing a career-high nine interceptions.

South Carolina Gamecocks Game Notes

South Carolina HC Shane Beamer shared on Wednesday morning that his team has received more positive COVID tests ahead of the Duke's Mayo Bowl. Beamer did not specify which players tested positive or may be ruled out, but did say that despite the team having a few positive tests that all of his players are asymptomatic. Beamer did not comment on whether or not any coaches would miss Thursday's bowl game against North Carolina, but this recent report of positive cases certainly makes the Duke's Mayo Bowl one to monitor given the recent string of cancelations we have seen this bowl season.

North Carolina vs. South Carolina Bowl Betting Prediction

The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, is 4-1 in the Tar Heels’ last five games versus SEC opponents and is 6-0 in the Gamecocks’ last six non-conference games. The under is also 20-7 in South Carolina’s last 27 games versus ACC opponents and is 5-1 in the Gamecocks’ last six games following a double-digit loss at home.

DUKE’S MAYO BOWL BETTING PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER 57

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