Free Sun Bowl Prediction: Cardinal vs Tar Heels Odds
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2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl
(9-3) Stanford Cardinal vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4)
Date: Friday, December 30th
Time: 2:00 pm EST
Venue:Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Stanford -4
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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One of the top non BCS bowls takes place December 30th in El Paso, Texas as the Stanford Cardinal clash with the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Both teams had aspirations of winning their respective conferences prior to the start of the season, but will get a solid consolation prize in playing one another for a marquee win to close out their campaigns.
The Cardinal will see the last of RB Christian McCaffrey here, who will enter the NFL draft following this contest.
McCaffrey has been the most dominant running back in the history of the program and will be an icon for the rest of his life when people think of Stanford football.
This year the star RB has accumulated 1603 yards and 13 touchdowns. He’s a playmaker and there is no secret as to what the Cardinal do offensively. He’s going to get the ball a lot and run it straight at the defense.
Stanford comes in after finishing 3rd in the PAC 12 North standings, but they have some serious momentum to work with. The Cardinal have won 5 straight games and took it to Rice last time out 41-17 in a non conference clash to close their regular season.
Defensively is where the Cardinals can really fluster this North Carolina team. The Cardinal allow just 20.2 points per game and will consistently put pressure on opposing QBs.
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels will likely see their star player go as well following this one against Stanford as QB Mitch Trubisky is expected to be a high draft pick next season.
Trubisky has racked up 3468 yards, while tossing for 28 touchdowns to just 4 interceptions.
His most impressive quality is certainly his ball security. Trubisky doesn’t force the issue on any occasion and consistently has the Tar Heels offense moving the chains. The key for them is setting up 3rd down and shorts, which is something they’ve been extremely successful at this season.
This is a rather difficult matchup for the Cardinal defense, that struggles against the run.
North Carolina allows 232.2 rush yards per game and they know full well what they’re going to get from the Cardinal here in this one.
Expect the defensive line of North Carolina to be the biggest key here, as they have to get some sort of push up front or Stanford will run wild all afternoon long.
NCAA Football Betting Trends
- North Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- North Carolina is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of North Carolina’s last 8 games
- Stanford is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games
- Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Free Hyundai Sun Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
This one is going to be an extremely entertaining game.
We get a look at two potential high draft picks in next years NFL draft that will certainly be looking to put on a show.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Stanford -4
Lay the points here. The Cardinal should have plenty of success with their run game, which will wear this UNC defensive front down.
Hyundai Sun Bowl Free Score Prediction: Stanford 33 – North Carolina 23
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