OLD DO­MIN­ION over N Carolina by 3

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

With­out ques­tion, the big­gest game on Old Do­min­ion’s home sched­ule this year. The Monar­chs are off to a 2-0 start, win­ning the stats in both games, while the Tar Heels have started the sea­son 0-2 SUATS, los­ing the stats by an av­er­age of 167 YPG (al­lowed 706 yards in home loss to Louisville last week). So why are the Monar­chs home dogs here, de­spite win­ning 10 games last sea­son while go­ing at home you ask? It’s called name and rep­u­ta­tion, and UNC has plenty of it while ODU does not. Carolina also has a ques­tion­able quar­ter­back sit­u­a­tion af­ter starter Chazz Sur­ratt was listed as ques­tion­able with an an­kle in­jury (check sta­tus). But the one thing we re­ally like about this game is the iden­tity of the Heels’ next op­po­nent: Duke. You’ve heard of the bas­ket­ball ri­valry but the ha­tred be­tween th­ese two ex­tends to the grid­iron… es­pe­cially af­ter last year’s 28-27 choke job by Carolina at Chapel Hill, a de­feat that ru­ined the Heels’ chances of play­ing in the ACC Cham­pi­onship game. The open­ing line of UNC -7 tells us the odd­s­mak­ers are in a giv­ing mood – so we’ll take full ad­van­tage of what they’re of­fer­ing. Wrong team fa­vored!

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