What a year it has been for Mack Brown’s return to Chapel Hill in a season where a bowl game was certainly not expected. He is 13-8 overall as a head coach in bowl games.
Temple covered the spread in eight of 12 games this season, but first-year head coach Rod Carey is 0-6 in bowl games coming into this game.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
The Military Bowl will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday, Dec. 27 and can be seen on ESPN and WatchESPN.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Spread: North Carolina (-4.5) vs. Temple
Point Total: O/U 53 (-110)
Money line: North Carolina (-190), Temple (+155)
- Temple is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games.
The Best Bet
I’m going to keep this one simple. Rod Carey has never won a bowl game, and I don’t think his first one happens here. Mack Brown has had a disciplined football team all season long, and North Carolina is going to win by a touchdown, covering the spread.
Pick: North Carolina -4.5
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