Notre Dame vs. North Carolina Odds & Prediction: Forecast Calls for Points

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Notre Dame vs. North Carolina betting odds are available at sportsbooks, including DraftKings. The Tar Heels (-2) were being dealt as a short favorite with a total of 56 as of this writing.

Neither team is ranked among the AP’s top 25 heading into this nationally televised contest. 

ABC will have live coverage of Saturday’s game from Keenan Stadium starting at 3:30 p.m. ET. Here is a look at Notre Dame vs. North Carolina odds and a prediction.

Notre Dame vs. North Carolina Betting Odds: Point Spread, Total, Moneyline

Here are live odds from around the betting market as the Fighting Irish visit the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-2 overall, 1-2 ATS)

Overall, Notre Dame has underachieved in its first three games of the year. The Fighting Irish were competitive in the season opener against Ohio State. Notre Dame covered as a 17-point road dog in a 21-10 loss.

Notre Dame then lost to Marshall at home, before scraping by in a 24-17 win at California. Starting QB Tyler Buchner was lost for the season after suffering a shoulder injury in the loss to Marshall.

Drew Pyne threw for two touchdowns in his first career start in the win at Cal, but amassed only 150 passing yards on the day. The good news for Notre Dame is UNC’s defense tends to be really generous, and the Fighting Irish should have a good chance to score in the 30s.

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North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0 overall, 2-1 ATS)

UNC is unbeaten, but two of its three wins have come against subpar competition in Florida A&M and Georgia State. Those teams managed to score 24 and 28 points, respectively, against the Tar Heels.

UNC’s 63-61 win at Appalachian State revealed some serious flaws on the defensive side of the ball. App State scored 40 points in the fourth quarter alone.

UNC’s defense heads into Saturday’s game ranked 123rd out of 131 FBS teams nationally, giving up 468.3 yards per game. Ouch. The Tar Heels haven’t exactly faced murderer’s row in terms of competition, either, and Notre Dame is a clear step up in class.

UNC QB Drake Maye has helped mitigate some of those defensive deficiencies. He’s already thrown 11 TD passes on the season and averages more than 300 passing yards per game. Maye has done all of that without the benefit of having UNC’s best offensive player in the lineup the past two games. That is expected to change this week as WR Josh Downs is on track to play against Notre Dame.

Downs caught nine passes for 78 yards and two TDs before suffering a lower body injury in the season opener against Florida A&M. As a sophomore, Downs set school records with 101 receptions and 1,355 receiving yards last season.

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Notre Dame vs. North Carolina Prediction

UNC had an early bye last week, and the extra time off allowed Downs to recover in time for his team’s biggest game of the season to date.

But we still don’t trust the Tar Heels on defense, and expect plenty of points to be scored by both teams. Laying off the side here and making our play on the total.

Our Pick: Over 56 (-110)

Also read: Heisman odds | CFP National Championship odds | Georgia Tech vs. UCF Odds & Pick

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