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Can The North Carolina Tar Heels keep pace with the East Carolina Pirates

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East Carolina Host the UNC Tar Heels

The North Carolina Tar Heels and the East Carolina Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 3-point favorites versus the Tar Heels, while the game’s total is sitting at 67.

North Carolina was a 31-27 winner in their most recent outing at home against Aztecs. They failed to cover the -14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of UNDER bettors.

East Carolina was a 28-21 winner in its last match on the road against Hokies. They covered the +10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 49 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:

North Carolina has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
North Carolina: 2-0 SU, 0-2 ATS
East Carolina: 2-1 SU, 3-0 ATS

North Carolina Tar Heels most recently:

When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

East Carolina most recently:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few trends to consider:

North Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina’s last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
North Carolina is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
East Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina’s last 5 games at home
East Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina at Clemson, Saturday, September 27
East Carolina home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, October 4


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