North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 19, 2022

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ACC opponents will clash when the No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels (9-1) meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-6).

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 21 points, with sportsbooks listing North Carolina as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Carolina has -1591 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia Tech is listed at +854 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 63 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview

North Carolina

North Carolina has struggled on defense, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS (460.9 yards allowed per game) this season. However, the defense ranks fourth-best, yielding an average of 505.5 yards per game. While North Carolina ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS in scoring defense with 31.3 points allowed per game, the team has been better with the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS in scoring (40.1 points per game). North Carolina has the third-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (341.6 passing yards per game), but ranks 11th-worst on defense (281.8 passing yards allowed per game). North Carolina is putting up 163.9 rushing yards per game on offense (56th in the FBS), and ranks 101st on defense with 179.1 rushing yards allowed per game. North Carolina ranks 100th in third-down defense this season (41.9% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with a 51.5% third-down percentage. North Carolina has forced 11 total turnovers (100th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over nine times (14th in the FBS) for +2a turnover margin of +2, 51st-ranked in college football.

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech has been struggling on offense, ranking 19th-worst with 328.3 total yards per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, allowing 405.4 total yards per contest (96th-ranked). Georgia Tech’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, generating 17.1 points per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 87th with 28.7 points ceded per contest. Georgia Tech’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 190.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 58th with 220.4 passing yards allowed per contest. Georgia Tech’s defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, allowing 185.0 rushing yards per game, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 85th with 137.9 rushing yards per contest. Georgia Tech’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling a 28.9% third-down rate, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 72nd with a 38.9% third-down rate ceded. Georgia Tech sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking fourth-best at +11.

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Betting Analysis

North Carolina Betting Insights

North Carolina has covered the spread five times this season (5-4-1). North Carolina is winless against the spread when it has played as 21-point or greater favorites (0-1). North Carolina games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under five times this season. The Tar Heels have a 5-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 83.3% of those games). The Tar Heels have not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -1591 or shorter.

Yellow Jackets Betting Insights

Georgia Tech have registered a 4-6-0 record against the spread this year. Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 21-point underdogs. Georgia Tech’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this season. This season, the Yellow Jackets have been the underdog seven times and won three of those games. The Yellow Jackets have entered four games this season as the underdog by +854 or more and are 1-2 in those contests.

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North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Against The Spread & Betting Records

North Carolina

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 63.3 58.6 66.3
Implied Total AVG 36.5 37.0 36.2
ATS Record 5-4-1 2-2-0 3-2-1
Over/Under Record 5-5-0 3-1-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-1 2-1 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-0 0-0 3-0

Yellow Jackets

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.7 54.2 48.0
Implied Total AVG 33.3 33.5 33.0
ATS Record 4-6-0 1-5-0 3-1-0
Over/Under Record 3-6-1 1-5-0 2-1-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-2 1-2 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-4 1-2 2-2

Players to Watch

North Carolina

  • Cedric Gray has suited up for 10 games, recording 1.0 sack to go with 4.0 TFL, 69 tackles, and two interceptions for the Tar Heels.
  • Power Echols has suited up for 10 games, amassing 56 tackles, 4.0 TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended for the Tar Heels.
  • DeAndre Boykins has suited up for 10 games, collecting 30 tackles, 3.0 TFL, two sacks, and one interception for the Tar Heels.
  • Giovanni Biggers has been a key contributor to the Tar Heels’ defensive unit in 2022, with 38 tackles and one pass defended in 10 games.

Yellow Jackets

  • As a playmaker on defense, the Yellow Jackets’ Charlie Thomas has totaled 59 tackles, 6.0 TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions in 10 games.
  • Ayinde Eley has delivered 57 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in 10 games for the Yellow Jackets.
  • Keion White has delivered 3.5 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 27 tackles in 10 games for the Yellow Jackets.
  • With two interceptions to go with 29 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four passes defended in 10 games, Miles Brooks has been making a big difference on defense for the Yellow Jackets.

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Predictions and Pick

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Tar Heels (-21)

    Pick OU:

    Under (63)

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Our prediction to win this game is North Carolina, and we project that North Carolina will cover the spread (North Carolina -21). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 63 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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