Kenan Memorial Stadium Chapel Hill

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Pick & Prediction SEPTEMBER 24th 2022

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Logo Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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Logo North Carolina Tar Heels
0
OPENNER
61.5

2.5 +100
CURRENT
61.5o -105

+125
MONEYLINE
-145

45
SCORE
32

Two college football programs that have high expectations for the 2022 season will meet in a midday contest in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this Saturday. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finally got their first win after beating California, while the North Carolina Tar Heels have dominated inferior opponents on their way to their 3-0 start to the season.

This game has the opportunity to come down to the wire. These two familiar foes both are coming into this one thinking it as a must-win for their seasons.

Notre Dame vs. North Carolina Betting Lines

TV: ABC

MONEY LINE: Notre Dame (+100) vs. North Carolina (-120)

SPREAD: Notre Dame +1.5 (-110) vs. North Carolina -1.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 56.5 (-110) vs. Under 56.5 (-110)

Notre Dame vs. North Carolina Preview

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finally got the monkey off of their back. They earned their first win of the 2022 season and now have an opportunity to play spoiler on the road against UNC. The biggest issue for this Notre Dame team has been the lack of production from their offense.

The Irish are averaging just 18.3 points per game this season. If Notre Dame can get early production from their offense, they can manage the crowd in Chapel Hill. Their offensive output will be greatly impacted from running back, Audric Estime.

Estime has 130 rushing yards and two touchdowns this season. He is someone who works in the trenches for this team. The Irish will need to find some rhythm and consistency in their offense if they want to hit the win column regularly.

UNC is on a roll to start the 2022 season. They are sitting at 3-0 with a combined score of 154-113. They play in fairly tight and high-scoring contests but are comfortable in any situation. Their only question mark is that they have yet to play a “tough” opponent. All the games to start the season were against inferior teams.

The Tar Heels have a chance to make a statement at home against Notre Dame. They can move to 4-0 on the season and show their conference that UNC is here to play this season. Quarterback Drake Maye is the focal point for this high-powered offense that has produced wins for the Tar Heels.

Maye has 930 yards passing and 11 touchdowns. He is on fire right now and is showing no signs of slowing down. If Maye gets in a rhythm early and gives a boost to this home crowd, North Carolina could be looking at 4-0.

Notre Dame vs. North Carolina Picks

If Notre Dame had a better record, more people would be talking about this match-up. These are two high-profile schools with a good track record of producing quality football talent. North Carolina is the slight favorite at home, as they should be.

They are undefeated and are in front of their home crowd. Notre Dame, however, is coming off of a much-needed win with a newfound swagger headed into week 4. Look for Notre Dame to cover the spread on the road at UNC.

Final Score: 35-31 (Notre Dame)

EXTRA POINTS

1. Notre Dame is 1-2 against the spread this season.

2. UNC is 1-1-1 against the spread this year.

3. Both teams are allowing an average over 350 yards of offense per game.

Best Bet: Notre Dame +1.5 (-110)

PREDICTION
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
27
29
North Carolina Tar Heels
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