Over 8 North Carolina Tar Heels -115 (BEST BET)
North Carolina is coming off its second straight eight-win season and back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 1997-98. This year’s version could be one of the most talented Tar Heels teams in recent memory but winning the ACC is still going to be a challenge. First off, the offense needs to improve as it went the wrong way last season and second, playing in the ACC Coastal Division is no cakewalk.
Head coach Butch Davis is entering his fourth season as the North Carolina head coach and he has done a great job in turning the program around. Two straight bowl games are huge but walking away with two losses, by a combined three points, stings. The goals are higher this season and rightfully so as the Tar Heels lost their last three games last season by a combined six points and have a favorable schedule this year.