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2023 NCAAF Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
(2-0) Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Kenan Memorial Stadium
NCAA Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Minnesota +7.5 | North Carolina -7.5
Week 3 CFB Moneyline Odds: Minnesota +236 | North Carolina -301
College Football Betting Total: O/U 50
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The Tar Heels enter this matchup as 7.5-point favorites against the Gophers, with the over/under line set at 50 points. On the moneyline, North Carolina opened at -289, while Minnesota opened at +231.
It’s worth noting that none of Minnesota’s two games in 2023 have exceeded the point total so far this season. (Check out out total play below)
Minnesota and North Carolina did not have any head-to-head matchups last season (Or ever).
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Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota most recently played against Eastern Michigan and won by a score of 25-6.
Against the spread, Minnesota have been the underdog in all of their games and are undefeated against the spread at 2-0. Their current scoring differential is +11.
In two games played, the average over/under line for Minnesota’s games has been set at 45.5 points. These contests have seen an average combined score of 27 points, resulting in an OU record of 0-2.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats
On the offensive side, Minnesota has averaged 19 points per game this season. This figure has them 62nd in the NCAA. Their passing game, averaging 156.5 passing yards, is ranked 109th nationally. In terms of rushing, they’re 52nd in rushing yards with an average of 81 rushing attempts per contest this season.
Coming into this week’s game, the Minnesota defense is 7th in points allowed at 8 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 92.5 passing yards per game vs. the unit (3rd).
On the ground, they are giving up 131 rushing yards, putting them 72nd in college football.
North Carolina Tar Heels
The North Carolina Tar Heels most recently faced off against Appalachian State, picking up a 40-34 win. North Carolina needed overtime to finish the job, after they were tied with Appalachian State 27.0-27.0 after regulation.
North Carolina’s record vs. the spread this season is a perfect 1-0. So far, they have been the underdog in all two of their games and have a scoring differential of +10.
Over the course of two games, the average over/under line in North Carolina’s matchups has been 60.8 points.
These games have had an average combined score of 61 points, leading to an OU record of 0-1.
North Carolina Tar Heels Stats
On the offensive side, North Carolina has averaged 35.5 points per game this season. This figure has them 31st in the NCAA. Their passing game, averaging 238.5 passing yards, is ranked 63rd nationally.
In terms of rushing, they’re 16th in rushing yards with an average of 84 rushing attempts per contest this season.
Coming into this week’s game, the North Carolina defense is 37th in points allowed at 25.5 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 314 passing yards per game vs. the unit (143rd).
On the ground, they are giving up 108.5 rushing yards, putting them 52nd in college football.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Football Betting Trends
- The Golden Gophers are 3-2 in their last five games as an underdog.
- Conversely, the Tar Heels are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
- Also, the Golden Gophers are 6-4 ATS in their last ten road games.
- On the other side, the Tar Heels have gone 5-4-1 across their last ten home games.
- Over the Golden Gophers’ last 3 road games, the over/under record is 2-1.
- The Tar Heels’ have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last 3 games at home.
Minnesota vs. North Carolina Line Movement
4* Free Week 3 NCAA Betting Prediction: Minnesota +7.5
How many times does this happen each season? I’d like to see the stat. This exciting matchup marks the first-ever meeting between the Gophers and Tar Heels on the football field, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the game.
No history, no trends to look back on. This is always an interesting way to cap a college football game.
My pick on the spread is Minnesota at +7.5. I’m expecting the Minnesota rushing attack to exploit the weaknesses in North Carolina’s rush defense.
Defense isn’t just the key to championship success; it also plays a pivotal role in early season football victories. Exhibit A: The Golden Gophers’ defensive prowess. They’ve yielded a mere 16 points this season, following a convincing win over Eastern Michigan last weekend.
I have a small lean on the UNDER in this one too. My projections put this one at 47 total points.
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