North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Scott Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina (-6)
Brennan Armstrong and the Virginia Cavaliers (1-4) host the North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1) at Scott Stadium on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Virginia opens this game as 6-point underdogs. The total is set at 58.
In their last contest, the North Carolina Tar Heels went up against the NC State Wolfpack and earned the win by a score of 48-21. Sam Howell went 18/29 with 252 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Javonte Williams paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for this game. He rushed for 160 yards via 19 carries which had him averaging 8.4 yards per tote. Dyami Brown led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 105 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per catch for that game.
The Tar Heels have earned 2,656 total yards over the course of this season. As a team they're averaging 249.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 12th in Division 1. In terms of scoring touchdowns, North Carolina has compiled 10 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 37.8 points per game. Regarding yards via the pass, the Tar Heels have allowed 1,231 yds which ranks them 78th in the country. In total, they have surrendered 374.8 yards per contest putting them at 51st in college football. The Tar Heels rank 48th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 25.0 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.1 yards per run and 128.6 rushing yards per contest on the season. In their 5 games, they have conceded 246.2 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 55.4%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 643 running yards through 5 games.
For his career, Howell has thrown for a total of 5,044 yards with 48 TD's and 11 interceptions. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 132 different times for a total of 77 yards. He has a QB rating of 160.4 with a TD rate of 8.4% and an interception rate of 1.9%. He is passing for 280.2 yards per contest. Sam Howell has completed 354 of his career 570 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%.
The last time they took the field, the Virginia Cavaliers faced the Miami Hurricanes and went home in defeat by a score of 19-14. Brennan Armstrong led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 32 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 91 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he averaged 6.1 yards per carry. Terrell Jana was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per reception in this outing. Brennan Armstrong went 16/30 with 181 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
During the season so far, the Cavaliers currently sit at 1,238 passing yards in addition to an average of 247.6 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 39th in the country. The Virginia Cavaliers have an average of 411.6 yards/game which is good for 46th in college football. They maintain an average of 164.0 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 820 yards for the season. When discussing how much they score, the Cavaliers are sitting 76th in the country averaging 23.8 points per game. The Cavaliers are conceding 31.6 points per game, ranking them 72nd in D-1. This year, they have relinquished 158 total points. Virginia has surrendered a total of 668 yards on the ground (133.6 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 286.0 yards per contest, which puts them in 98th in college football.
In the 12 games in his collegiate career, Brennan Armstrong has connected on 87 of 152 attempts for 1,035 yards. He is averaging 86.3 yds per game through the air with a 123.4 QB rating. Armstrong has passed for 9 TD's compared to 8 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 314 yards on 69 attempts. His touchdown percentage is 5.9% and his interception percentage is 5.3%.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +6
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