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by: AnthonyP On  Friday, October 10, 2008

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the North Carolina Tar Heels will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Kenan Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tar Heels listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Fighting Irish, while the game’s total is sitting at 47½.

Stanford made a fourth quarter charge but it was not enough as Notre Dame won 28-21 in Week 6.

The Irish covered the 6.5-point spread, while the combined score played OVER the day’s posted total of 48.

North Carolina scored 21 points in the second half to earn a 38-12 win over Connecticut in Week 6. North Carolina covered the 8-point spread, while the 50 points made it OVER the posted total of 46.

Cameron Sexton threw for 121 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

 

 

Current streak:
Notre Dame has won 2 straight games.
North Carolina has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Notre Dame: 4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS
North Carolina: 4-1 SU, 3-1 ATS

Notre Dame most recently:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

North Carolina most recently:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame’s last 5 games on the road
Notre Dame is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Notre Dame’s last 18 games
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Notre Dame at Washington, Saturday, October 25
North Carolina at Virginia, Saturday, October 18

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