North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes 10/08/22 Prediction and Bet365 Sportsbook Promo
October 7, 2022
As part of the Week 6 college football schedule, the North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1) will play the Miami Hurricanes (2-2) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. North Carolina leads the rivalry between the two teams 14-11-0, with the most recent meeting back in October 2021, when the Tar Heels edged the Hurricanes 45-42.
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✅ The Hurricanes' defense outperforms the Tar Heels this season, allowing 20.5 points per game to the Tar Heels' 33.6.
✅ The run defense of the Tar Heels might be the best unit in this game, giving up under 90 yards per game on the ground.
✅ The Hurricanes' defensive line has 2.7 team sacks per game in four appearances.
|Teams||North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes|
|When||Saturday, October 8, at 4:00 p.m ET|
|Venue||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL|
|Betting Picks||Miami Hurricanes to win | Moneyline @ -170|
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels are currently ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) division, with four wins and one loss this season so far. North Carolina has averaged 45.4 points and 507.2 total yards, with 319.6 yards passing and 187.6 yards rushing per game.
In its most recent game, NC defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 41-10. Virginia Tech took the lead early in the first quarter on William Ross' 34-yard field goal, but North Carolina went ahead with Kamari Morales' 3-yard touchdown from Drake Maye. The Tar Heels maintained their dominance of the game in the second quarter, scoring 17 points, then sealed the victory with another 17 points in the third quarter.
The Tar Heels are expected to be without several players in their weekend game. LB Sebastian Cheeks will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury. Defensive back Ja'Qurious Conley and running back British Brooks will not travel to Miami due to lower-body injuries alongside WR Tylee Craft who is out due to illness.
The Hurricanes have played four games this season, with two wins and two losses, and are currently ranked fifth in the ACC. Miami has averaged 35 points per game and 448.8 total yards, with 270.3 yards passing and 178.5 yards rushing.
In their previous game, Miami was defeated by Middle Tennessee State 45-31. Zeke Rankin's 28-yard field goal in the first quarter gave MTSU the lead, while the Hurricanes only filled their scoreboard in the first quarter with Andreas Borregales' 39-yard field goal. The Blue Raiders went ahead in the second quarter on Chase Cunningham's 9-yard run and led 24-10 at the half. MTSU increased its lead in the third quarter to 31-17, and the victory was secured in the fourth quarter.
The Hurricanes listed several players on their recent injury list ahead of Saturday's game. Some of them are offensive lineman Zion Nelson, who has a knee injury and is questionable for the upcoming game against North Carolina. Wide receiver Xavier Restrepo will miss Saturday's game due to a foot injury, while wide receiver Jacolby George is recovering from a fractured thumb.