Free Week 8 Prediction: Tar Heels vs. Orange Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(1-4) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Syracuse Orange (4-2)
Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 12:20 pm EST
Venue: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
NCAA Football Spread: Syracuse -10
NCAA Betting Total: 61
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We have reached week eight of the college football season which means a lot of conference showdowns. In this game it’s an ACC showdown when the North Carolina Tar Heels make the trip to the dome to take on the Syracuse Orange.
If this was a basketball game it would be a big time showdown but with it being football there isn’t much excitement for it. These teams have played four times before with the away team winning each of the games.
North Carolina Tar Heels
The North Carolina Tar Heels have got off to a really bad start to the season with the only win coming against the Pitt Panthers.
The Tar Heels are having all kinds of issues moving the ball on the offensive side of the ball and it has led to the issues.
They are led at quarterback by Nathan Elliott who has only thrown for 920 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.
He is leading the Tar Heels to only average 20.6 points per game. On the defensive side of the ball they haven’t been great either.
In the last game they took on the Virginia Tech Hokies and the defense was good giving up only 22 points but the offense couldn’t get going late scoring only 19 points and it led to the defeat.
On the other side of this matchup is the Syracuse Orange who got off to real fast start to the season winning the first four games of the season but in the last game two games they have lost and against the Pitt Panthers they really struggled.
The Panthers are not known as a good offensive team this year, but the Orange allowed them to score 44 points and that led to the loss.
The Orange are led by Eric Dungey who has thrown for 1208 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has had injury issues but for the most part he has stayed healthy this year.
In this game the offense is going to be there, that isn’t the question. The question is can the defense not get embarrased.
They need to play a good defensive game, or they could be looking at their third loss in a row.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Under is 10-1 in UNC last 11 games in October.
UNC are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Under is 12-5 in UNC last 17 games as an underdog.
Under is 13-3-1 in SYR last 17 home games.
Under is 16-5-1 in SYR last 22 games on fieldturf.
Under is 15-5-1 in SYR last 21 conference games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
The Orange are the better team, but I don’t think the defense is going to play well in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Tar Heels ATS
The Orange will pull it out late, but the Tar Heels will cover the spread.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Syracuse 35 – North Carolina 28
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