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by: AnthonyP On  Monday, October 13, 2008

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The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Cavaliers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Scott Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tar Heels listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Cavaliers, while the game’s total is sitting at 45.

Cameron Sexton’s 4-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter lifted North Carolina over Notre Dame 29-24 in Week 7.

UNC covered as 5.5-point home favorites as the teams played over the 47-point total posted by oddsmakers.

Cedric Peerman ran for 173 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns to lead Virginia past East Carolina 35-20 in Week 7.

Virginia covered as 4-point home underdogs as the teams played over the 41.5-point total listed by sportsbooks.

 

 

 

Current streak:
North Carolina has won 3 straight games.
Virginia has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
North Carolina: 5-1 SU, 3-2 ATS
Virginia: 3-3 SU, 2-3 ATS

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 within the conference are 4-6

Virginia most recently:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
North Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 5 games when playing Virginia
Virginia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina
Virginia is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing North Carolina
Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina home to Boston College, Saturday, October 25
Virginia at Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 25

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