The North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-2) will clash at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
North Carolina vs. Notre Dame Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing North Carolina as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, North Carolina has -137 odds to pick up the win, while Notre Dame is listed at +113 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 55.5 points.
How to Watch North Carolina vs. Notre Dame Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ABC
- Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium
While North Carolina ranks ninth-worst in the FBS in total defense with 468.3 yards allowed per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, as the Tar Heels rank fifth-best in the FBS (547.3 yards per game). North Carolina has the sixth-best offense this season in terms of points scored (51.3 points per game), but ranks 14th-worst on the defensive side of the ball (37.7 points allowed per game). North Carolina sports the 20th-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (310.0 passing yards per game), but ranks 19th-worst on defense (275.3 passing yards allowed per game). North Carolina has struggled on defense against the run, ranking 21st-worst in the FBS (193.0 rushing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the team ranks 13th-best on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 237.3 rushing yards per game. North Carolina sports the 79th-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (39.0% third-down percentage allowed), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best with a 56.4% third-down percentage. North Carolina has forced three total turnovers (93rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (49th in the FBS) for -1a turnover margin of -1, 100th-ranked in college football.
Notre Dame ranks 18th-worst in total yards per game (300.3), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 59th in the FBS with 351.7 total yards surrendered per contest. Notre Dame ranks 17th-worst in points per game (18.3), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 53rd in the FBS with 21.3 points ceded per contest. Notre Dame ranks 25th-worst in passing yards per game (182.7), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 34th in the FBS with 184.0 passing yards ceded per contest. From an offensive standpoint, Notre Dame is accumulating 117.7 rushing yards per contest (101st-ranked). It ranks 95th in the FBS on defense (167.7 rushing yards allowed per game). Notre Dame’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating a 26.3% third-down rate, which ranks ninth-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 74th with a 37.5% third-down rate allowed. With zero forced turnovers (100th in the FBS) and four turnovers committed (49th in the FBS) this season, Notre Dame ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -4.
North Carolina vs. Notre Dame Betting Analysis
North Carolina Betting Insights
North Carolina has covered the spread one time this season (1-1-1). North Carolina is winless against the spread when it has played as 2.5-point or greater favorites (0-1-1). Games involving the North Carolina have hit the over twice this season. The Tar Heels have been listed as the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Tar Heels have played as a moneyline favorite of -137 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
Fighting Irish Betting Insights
Notre Dame has put together a record of 1-2-0 against the spread this year. In games it has played as 2.5-point underdogs or more, Notre Dame has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. This year, not one Notre Dame’s games have hit the over. The Fighting Irish lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Fighting Irish have played as an underdog of +113 or more once this season and lost that game.
North Carolina vs. Notre Dame Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||59.0||56.5||60.3|
|Implied Total AVG||39.0||51.0||33.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
|Point Total AVG||49.3||44.5||59.0|
|Implied Total AVG||33.0||30.5||38.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-1||1-1||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
Players to Watch
- Kaimon Rucker has suited up for three games, compiling 2.0 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL and five tackles for the Tar Heels.
- As part of the Tar Heels’ defense, Power Echols has delivered 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 10 tackles in three games.
- As part of the Tar Heels’ defensive unit, Noah Taylor has collected four tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in three games.
- With six tackles and one interception, Cedric Gray has helped lead the Tar Heels’ defense over three games.
- On defense, Isaiah Foskey has helped lead the way with 13 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in three games.
- Howard Cross III has been doing his part on defense, totaling 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack for the Fighting Irish.
- Jack Kiser has 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL and 17 tackles in three games.
- Jayson Ademilola has collected 1.5 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 11 tackles in three games for the Fighting Irish.
North Carolina vs. Notre Dame Predictions and Pick
North Carolina vs. Notre Dame betting card
- Pick ATS:
Fighting Irish (+2.5)
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Our prediction to win this contest is Notre Dame, and we project that Notre Dame will cover the spread (North Carolina -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 55.5 points.