The No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels will host the 19th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday in an ACC showdown between a pair of 2-0 teams. North Carolina is coming off a 26-22 win over Boston College, while Virginia Tech beat Duke 38-31 on Saturday.
Where is the money headed going into this game? Are the bettors putting their money in the right spots? Here’s a breakdown of it all.
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North Carolina opened as five-point favorites, and the number dropped to 3.5 with the money coming in on the underdogs. The Tar Heels are receiving 51% of the bets, but Virginia Tech is seeing 62% of the handle on its side.
Is the public right? The public is right to be betting on Virginia Tech. While the four-point spread isn’t outrageously high, North Carolina hasn’t done much for all the hype it has received. The Tar Heels are coming off a .500 regular season and didn’t look unbeatable in wins over Boston College and Syracuse this season.
The point total started at 60 before dropping down to 57.5. Fifty-one percent of bets are on the over, but almost all of the money took the under with 91% of the handle.
Is the public right? Wow that’s a lot of money on the under. I typically will side with the under in most scenarios. Virginia Tech has played in a pair of high-scoring games this season, while North Carolina games haven’t come all that close to the current point total.
North Carolina opened with -200 odds on the moneyline with Virginia Tech at +163. Just like in the point spread, the odds have moved into the Hokies’ favor. The Tar Heels’ moneyline odds are now at -175 with Virginia Tech at +143. The public is fairly split on moneyline bets. Fifty-one percent of them are siding with North Carolina, but 54% of the handle is with Virginia Tech.
Is the public right? Virginia Tech is worth the risk to take it on the moneyline. Virginia Tech is a bit of a wildcard with Hendon Hooker likely to return at quarterback, so there is some value on the Hokies.
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