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North Carolina Tar Heels Football
Head coach Mack Brown was hired for his second stint with the Tar Heels in 2019, and so far his quest to turn the basketball powerhouse into a football school is looking good. With consecutive winning seasons, as well as finishing the season ranked for the first time since 2015, the Tar Heels have taken big steps forward.
Can Heisman-hopeful junior QB Sam Howell lead North Carolina to the top of the ACC standings in 2021? See all of the Tar Heels odds above, as well as their full schedule, depth charts on all sides of the ball, key injuries, team trends and more.
North Carolina Tar Heels Point Spreads
While the Tar Heels finished 8-4 in 2020, they let down their spread bettors, covering in only five games (a 42% rate.) Teams can win the game but still lose against the spread. Here’s how.
A spread bet is a bet on the margin of victory in a game. Books set the line based on how many points the favorite (-) is expected to win by, while the underdog (+) is expected to lose by the same number. Here’s an example for a hypothetical matchup with Miami.
- North Carolina -3.5 (-110)
- Miami +3.5 (-110)
UNC could win the game, but if it won by only one, two, or three points, it would have failed to cover the spread. Miami could cover the spread by winning the game or with a loss of three or fewer points.
North Carolina Tar Heels Over/Unders
With an impressive 41.7 points scored per game in 2020, the Tar Heels were able to go over in seven of their 12 games — a 58% clip. "Going over" is a reference to an over/under, or total, bet. While you could bet on just UNC’s point total for a game, betting on both teams' combined output is more common.
For example, if a North Carolina and Miami game had a total of 72, as it did last year, the 62-26 victory for the Tar Heels put the teams at a combined 88 points, well above the 72 needed for overs to cash. Under bettors would have needed the teams to combine for 71 or fewer points, while 72 points exactly would've been a tie (known as a push) and both sides of the bet would've been refunded.
North Carolina Tar Heels Moneylines
Given that the Tar Heels were losers against the spread, it might make more sense to just bet their moneylines again in 2021. Moneyline bets are pretty straightforward: They're just bets on which team will win, by any amount.
Less straightforward are the odds. Sportsbooks need to vary the payouts on either team to account for differences in their likelihood of winning. They’re fairly easy to understand if you think in $100 betting units. If UNC is a -150 favorite, you would need to bet $150 to have a chance at $100 in profit with a win. On the other hand, when the Tar Heels are +150 underdogs, a $100 bet gives a $150 profit.
North Carolina Tar Heels Props
Running back Ty Chandler is coming over from Tennessee and is expected to be the featured back behind an experienced offensive line. If you’re just interested in how he’ll do, making a prop bet on his performance is for you.
Player props are bets on the statistical output of a given player, and there’s a lot of them out there. You could bet over or under on Chandler’s rushing yards, Sam Howell’s passing touchdowns, any receiver's catch totals and more.
North Carolina Tar Heels Futures
Sam Howell is a legitimate Heisman candidate, currently tied for sixth among all players to win the award. This type of bet is called a futures bet, which means a bet on end-of-season outcomes.
Other Tar Heels futures you could make are bets on their total number of wins, their chances to win the ACC, and more.