Notre Dame vs North Carolina Spread & ATS PickJosh Bailey
North Carolina Looks to Nab Huge Upset at Home Against Visiting No. 22 Notre Dame
The North Carolina Tar Heels will look to get the huge upset at home when they host the visiting 22nd-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday. With these two teams heading in polar opposite directions, let’s find out if the Irish can cover the week 6 college football betting spread as 13-point road favorites.
Notre Dame vs North Carolina College Football Week 6 Spread & ATS Pick
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1) at North Carolina Tar Heels (1-4)
When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Kenan Stadium
Stream: Watch ESPN
Spread: Notre Dame -13
Why Bet the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Spread at -13
Notre Dame overpowered overmatched Miami-Ohio the last time out, winning 52-17 last weekend as quarterback Brandon Wimbush completed 7-of-18 passes for 119 yards with three touchdowns while running back Josh Adams ran eight times for 159 yards and two scores. This season, Wimbush is completing just 52.3 percent of his passes for 783 yards with six touchdowns and two picks while Adams has rushed for a team-high 658 yards and four scores on 73 carries. Defensively, Notre Dame is limiting the opposition to just 18.2 points per game to rank 23rd nationally in points allowed.
Why Bet the North Carolina Tar heels Spread at +13
North Carolina has lost two straight and comes into this contest off a humbling 33-7 blowout loss at Georgia Tech as quarterback Chazz Surratt was limited to 18 for 30 passing for 141 yards with no touchdowns and one interception while backup Brandon Harris threw a pick in his only pass attempt. More importantly, the Tar Heels gave up a jaw-dropping 403 rushing yards to Georgia Tech and their powerful triple-option rushing attack while losing the time of possession battle by over 17 minutes. For the season Surratt is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 988 yards with five touchdown and two interceptions. Defensively, North Carolina has been abysmal in allowing a whopping 33.0 points per game to rank 105th nationally.
Notre Dame vs North Carolina ATS Pick
Notre Dame is the super easy pick in this Week 6 matchup seeing as how North Carolina has been mostly inept on the defensive side of the ball and Notre Dame has been increasingly productive in scoring at least 49 points in two of their last three games.
While North Carolina has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games, the Tar Heels are also an uninspiring 1-4 ATS in their last five home games while Notre Dame has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games in the month of October. The nearly two-touchdown spread may look a bit daunting, but I like the Irish to cover it!
Pick: Notre Dame -13