Free Week 12 Prediction: Catamounts vs Tar Heels Odds
Looking for Western Carolina Catamounts vs. North Carolina Tar Heels free picks? Week 12 betting sees the Catamounts taking on the Tar Heels on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Western Carolina Catamounts North Carolina Tar Heels free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(3-7) Western Carolina Catamounts vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (1-8)
Date: Saturday, November 17th 2018
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Venue: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: North Carolina -30.5
NCAA Betting Total: 80
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When looking at the records, the current spread (-30.5, as of this writing) seems downright laughable. The Tar Heels, just 1-8, have two fewer wins than their foes on Saturday, yet they’re massive favorites.
Chuckle away, if you must.
Know, though—and you probably do if you’ve found your way to this page—that context is key. It always is.
The Tar Heels will prove to be the better team in this one on talent and discipline alone, but a team with only a single win can’t be expected to play a polished game.
Despite the lack of interest this game will receive on a national level, it’s really one of the more intriguing lines to watch once this Week 12 matchup gets underway.
Western Carolina Catamounts
Western Carolina QB Tyrie Adams had himself a nice showing in the Catamounts’ last outing. He nearly recorded 400 yards of total offense versus Wofford, which shouldn’t be surprising considering he has 2,127 yards through the air now on the season and is also the team leader with over 900 yards on the ground.
In total, he has 24 touchdowns on the year (16 passing, 8 rushing) and only six interceptions.
On defense, Western Carolina was able to have one of their best performances all year in that contest. The team ended up holding Wofford’s triple-option attack to 80 yards below the team’s average.
The Catamounts’ defense was led by Michael Murphy and Mitchell Chancey’s 12 tackles apiece—both game highs.
North Carolina Tar Heels
So far this season, the Tar Heels are averaging just 24.9 points per game. That number is only good enough for 99th spot in FBS.
In terms of yardage, the Tar Heels are 56th in the nation in average total yards per contest, ranking 68th in passing and 52nd in rushing.
Defense, however, is where this team really gets itself into trouble. On the year, North Carolina is allowing opponents to score an average of 35.6 points per game—108th in the nation, which for those who don’t care to do the math at home, we’ll share is just 22 spots away from the dead last UCONN Huskies.
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Picking against the spread in this one really comes down to one question: Do you think Western Carolina can score?
North Carolina is going to get its points, even if it doesn’t create a barn-burning environment at home. The Tar Heels defense, though, is going to struggle, even if the final score doesn’t really show it.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Western Carolina ATS
The Tar Heels will get a blowout win on their books, which is exactly what the program needs to find any semblance of success when looking back on the year. But their defense will let the Catamounts get on the scoreboard a few times, which will be too much for the spread to handle.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 43 – Western Carolina 21
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