Free Week 2 Prediction: Tar Heels vs Fighting Illini Odds
Looking for North Carolina Tar Heels at Illinois Fighting Illini free picks? Week 2 College football betting sees the Tar Heels taking on the Fighting Illini Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
North Carolina Tar Heels at Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM EDT
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: NORTH CAROLINA -10
NCAA Betting Total: 58.5
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North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina suffered a harrowing defeat against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night in the Chick Fil-A Classic Kickoff Game.
The Tar Heels held a lead as large as 10 points before they fell apart when the Dawgs surged back in to the game, scoring 19 points unanswered by way of Nick Chubb’s 222 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.
North Carolina’s typically potent offense looked exposed as they were only able to accumulate just over 200 yards of total offense and 89 yards through the air.
The Tar Heels premier rusher Elijah Hood was silenced by the Bulldogs defense and a series of crippling penalties and costly errors allowed a ten point lead to evaporate in a matter of minutes.
Even Coach Larry Fedora was flagged for losing his cool.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois enters on an impressive 52-3 win over Murray State. Very simply, the Illini could have not done much better than this with their best player Mike Dudek sidelined with a ACL injury.
In their star wide-outs absence, Illinois found ways to generate offense and now they will look to test the constitution of a vaunted UNC secondary.
Illinois had a disappointing 2015, as they finished 5-7 and missed the opportunity to qualify for a bowl game.
The Illini are looking to get back in to the fold in 2016 and earn their way back to the postseason.
The Illini have a seasoned quarterback ready to lead Illinois back in to competition.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Illinois is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 matches.
- Tar Heels at 3-8 ATS in their last 11 non-conference contests.
- North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
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UNC’s secondary won’t be going up against a freshman quarterback that never took a snap before.
Now, the Heels are going to be going toe-to-toe with Wes Lunt. UNC could rest on their laurels as Georgia made it known Chubb was their horse.
The Tar Heels have the work cut out from there, finding how to respond to their disappointing start.
For Illinois, they rejoice in hosting this reeling bunch in Champaign, where the Illini are always fighting and quite scary to any opponent.
Illinois with points in a potential shootout at home is a must play.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Illinois +10
This game has shootout written all over it as both units will likely leave their defenses at home.
With this being said, taking a gander at the over in the falling total markets may be well worth chasing up in this affair.
Both offenses when primed can explode when the reigns are taken off. Expect both teams to let it rip as this is a critical game for both squads moving forward.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Illinois 42 North Carolina 41
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