Sport Notre Dame vs. North Carolina odds, spread: 2021 college football picks, Week 9 predictions from proven model
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The, ranked 11th nationally, face the in a nonconference showdown on Saturday in South Bend, Ind. This will be the 22nd meeting between the schools since the series began in 1949. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 19-2 with both North Carolina victories occurring in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Fighting Irish (6-1) have been ranked 14 times in the previous 21 meetings. The Tar Heels (4-3) are looking for their first victory in the series since a 29-24 win in 2008. Notre Dame won last year's meeting 31-17 in Chapel Hill.
Kickoff from Notre Dame Stadium is at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Fighting Irish are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Notre Dame vs. UNC odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 62.5. Before making any North Carolina vs. Notre Dame picks,.
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Now, the model has set its sights onand just locked in its picks and predictions. . Now, here are several college football betting lines and trends for Notre Dame vs. UNC:
- Notre Dame vs. UNC spread: Notre Dame -3.5
- Notre Dame vs. UNC over-under: 62.5 points
- Notre Dame vs. UNC money line: North Carolina +155, Notre Dame -180
- UNC: The Tar Heels are 14-6 against the spread in their last 20 games following an ATS loss
- ND: The Fighting Irish are 5-1 ATS in their last six games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game
Why Notre Dame can cover
Sophomore tight endis a major weapon for the Fighting Irish and returned from a leg injury last week. He leads the team in receptions with 37 for 414 yards (11.2 average) and three touchdowns. Last Saturday against , Mayer had five catches for 54 yards. He has totaled five or more catches in five of six games, including a nine-catch, 120-yard and one touchdown performance at on Sept. 5. He had seven receptions for 81 yards and two scores against on Sept. 11.
LSU star CB Eli Ricks out with season-ending shoulder injury
Ricks tallied four interceptions as a freshman and had accumulated a single pick, 11 total tackles and one pass breakup this season before Wednesday's development.Per Alex Scarborough of ESPN, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters Wednesday that All-American cornerback Eli Ricks is out for the remainder of the season and will undergo surgery to repair a shoulder injury that has bothered him for some time.
Sophomore running backis also putting together an impressive season. He leads the team with 508 yards rushing on 121 carries (4.2 average) and six touchdowns. Williams was clutch in last week's win over USC, carrying 25 times for 138 yards and two scores. He has rushed for at least 78 yards in three games this season and has registered a rushing touchdown in five of seven games.
Why North Carolina can cover
Despite that, the Fighting Irish are not a lock to cover the UNC vs. Notre Dame spread. That's because the Tar Heels are averaging 36 points per game over their last three games. When North Carolina is close entering the fourth quarter, there is a good chance it will finish strong. The Tar Heels have a plus-24 scoring margin in the final quarter this season, and led the nation in fourth-quarter scoring margin in 2019 and 2020 at plus-116 during that span.
Junior quarterbackis a dual-threat on offense. He leads the team in passing and is second in rushing. Howell has completed 129-of-211 passes (61.1 percent) for 1,851 yards and 18 touchdowns with six interceptions and a rating of 157.3. He has also carried the ball 96 times for 494 yards (5.1 average) and five scores. In the win over two weeks ago, Howell threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more.
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How to make North Carolina vs. Notre Dame picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total, projecting 60 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in over 60 percent of simulations..
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