2014 North Carolina Tar Heels Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/15/2014
2013 Record: 7-6
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 7.5
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Under'
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.
The Tar Heels program has suffered through a host of on- and off-field problems over the last several seasons. But coach Larry Fedora overcame a slow start to the 2013 to win six of UNC's final seven games and bring some positive mojo back to Chapel Hill. We will see if the Heels can carry that over into this fall.
The Tar Heels will lean on dual-threat quarterback Marquise Williams to elevate a mediocre offense that finished outside the Top 40 in scoring, total offense and rushing. UNC doesn't have as much NFL-caliber talent along the offensive or defensive lines. But Fedora has a proven system and this team should continue to show progress in his third year.
The Heels need a fast start. And that includes a tough revenge game at East Carolina on Sept. 20. After that UNC has a rugged four-game stretch in which they may struggle to win more than once. After that they still have to finish the year with three of five road games, including back-to-back rivalry games at Duke and at N.C. State to finish the regular season.
I think North Carolina is a year away from being a player in the ACC. They have raw talent and I think Fedora does decent work. But I have a hard time seeing them working their way to eight victories. I think that 7-5 is more realistic so I would play this one 'under'.
2014 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule
Sat, Aug 30th, 2014 Liberty 06:00 PM Kenan Stadium
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 San Diego St 08:00 PM Kenan Stadium
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 at East Carolina TBA Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 at Clemson TBA Clemson Memorial Stadium
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 Virginia Tech TBA Kenan Stadium
Sat, Oct 11th, 2014 at Notre Dame 03:30 PM Notre Dame Stadium
Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 Georgia Tech TBA Kenan Stadium
Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 at Virginia TBA David A. Harrison III Field at
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 at Miami-Florida TBA Sun Life Stadium
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 Pittsburgh TBA Kenan Stadium
Thu, Nov 20th, 2014 at Duke 07:30 PM Wallace Wade Stadium
Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 NC State TBA Kenan Stadium
All Times EST
Robert Ferringo was the top football handicapper in the country last year, earning nearly $8,000 in total football profit in 2013-14 and posting one of the best seasons in America. He hit 62.1 percent for the entire NFL season (95-58) and was amazing down the stretch, closing with 11 of 14 winning NFL weeks and 12 of 15 overall winning football weeks. Robert has posted 3 of 4 winning football seasons, 6 of 7 winning NFL seasons, 30 of 44 winning football months, and 6 of 7 winning NFL preseasons. Also, Robert's proprietary KING College Football Betting System posted another winning season (now 2-for-2) and is 83-58 over the last two years (58.9 percent).
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