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North Carolina went 8-4 during the 2020 college football season, climbing as high as No. 5 in the AP poll and making its first New Year’s Six bowl game appearance since 2001. The big question in Chapel Hill is what comes next under head coach Mack Brown?
A lot of that could depend on what some assume is quarterback Sam Howell ’s final season with the Tar Heels. Howell is among the top preseason picks for the Heisman Trophy after throwing for 3,586 yards and 30 touchdowns a year ago. The junior has 68 total touchdowns in two college seasons.
Beyond Howell, the offense will look much different at UNC this year. Carolina lost its two leading rushers, both of whom topped 1,000 yards last year, as well as its top two receivers to the NFL. Tennessee transfer Ty Chandler figures to get the first crack at the starting running back job. Chandler gained over 2,000 yards in four seasons with the Vols. At receiver, Beau Corrales and Josh Downs are expected to have greater roles in the offense. Corrales only played in four games last season due to injury while Downs played well in the Orange Bowl.
The Tar Heels also return most of their defensive production from 2020. Linebacker Jeremiah Gemmel will be a key cog in the middle after making 78 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season. Tomon Fox is also back to lead the pass rush. Fox had a team-high seven sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss. North Carolina begins its season on September 3 with a road game against Virginia Tech. You can view the Action Network’s top odds for the game below in addition to an odds comparison for every Week 1 game right here.
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Betting on the North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina Tar Heels Point Spreads
Betting point spreads are wagers based on the expectation that a team will win or lose by a certain number of points. The Tar Heels went 8-3 overall in the regular season, but were worse against the spread at 5-6. North Carolina’s eight wins came by an average of 22.6 points. Here’s an example:
- North Carolina -2.5 (-110)
- Clemson +2.5 ( -110)
In this situation, North Carolina is favored by 2.5 points against Clemson. If the Tar Heels win the game by three or more points, a $100 wager on UNC would come with a payout of $90.91. If the Tigers won the game outright or lost by two points or less, the same $100 wager would net $110 plus the original $100 for a total of $210.
FAQ: Everything you need to know about point spreads
North Carolina Tar Heels Over/Unders
Over/under, also called point total, is a wager placed on the combined scoring of a single game. Bookmakers come up with a number and you can either bet the over or — you guessed it — the under. Here’s how it works:
Let's say North Carolina plays Virginia Tech and the over/under is set at 65 points. A wager on the over would require the Tar Heels and Hokies to score 66 total points or more to win. Betting the under is an expectation that the two teams would score 64 or fewer points. It's also possible for the bet to push, which would happen if the game finished with exactly 65 points scored.
In 2020, North Carolina averaged 41.7 points and allowed 29.4 points per game. The Tar Heels hit the over in 54.5% of their games last season.
FAQ: Betting the point total, explained | What is a push?
North Carolina Tar Heels Moneylines
North Carolina was 8-3 during the 2020 regular season with one winning streak of three games and a pair of back-to-back wins, making the Tar Heels a solid pick on the moneyline, which is as straightforward as it gets when it comes to betting. The only thing to do here is pick the winner and the Tar Heels won 72.7 percent of the time. Check out this example:
- North Carolina -160
- Miami +180
The minus (-) and plus (+) signs distinguish the favorite from the underdog, making North Carolina the favorite in this scenario. Odds can be understood more clearly if you think in terms of $10 or $100 increments. A wager on the Tar Heels odds would mean every $160 bet nets $100. And it's the opposite for underdogs: Here the Miami moneyline was set at +180, meaning a $100 wager would profit $180.
Moneylines are also commonly used when making parlays, which are multiple bets tied into one. Let’s say you bet on North Carolina’s moneyline and a -2.5 point spread, UNC would need to win by three points for that bet to be successful. The risk may be greater, but so is the reward with increased odds. Use our Odds Calculator to calculate any bet amount or conversion.
FAQ: How to bet on the moneyline | How to make a parlay
North Carolina Tar Heels Props
Player props are wagers on a single player, and they're tied to a single stat found in the box score for a game or even the whole season. These are among the most fun to bet on, especially if you're already playing fantasy football and like the player-specific focus it offers. Check out an example below:
- Sam Howell 2021 passing yards: 4,000.5
FAQ: Here’s how prop betting works
North Carolina Tar Heels Futures
Futures are somewhat similar to prop bets in the way that both are monitored over the course of a season. Except most future bets are focused on end of season success. Examples of futures are:
- North Carolina Tar Heels odds to win the ACC
- North Carolina Tar Heels odds to reach the College Football Playoff
- North Carolina Tar Heels odds to win the College Football Playoff
- Sam Howell’s odds to win the Heisman Trophy
If you think the Tar Heels can make their first College Football Playoff appearance or even win the CFP championship, this is the place to bet. These types of bets are called futures, and they're just wagers on things that settle at the end of the year. For a full list of college football futures, click or tap here.Make sure to check out our sportsbook reviews for more information on what’s available in your state and exclusive sign-up bonuses and promo codes.
How to Bet on the North Carolina Tar Heels
Sports betting is currently only legal in North Carolina at two retail tribal locations. Right now there is no legal online sports betting available in the state. Sports bettors do have reason to be optimistic in North Carolina, though, as SB 688, a bill that would legalize online sports betting, has been passed in the state Senate is set to be voted on in the House of Representatives. Keep up to date on information in the state by reading our North Carolina sports betting page.
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