The ACC slate will have some awesome contests for Week 9. One of the most exciting matchups will be No. 21 North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh.

On the Gramlich and Mac Lain podcast, the co-hosts made their picks for the nighttime conference clash and they’re both taking North Carolina (-3).

North Carolina is coming off a bye week. North Carolina most recently edged rival Duke 38-35. North Carolina is 3-0 in the ACC play.

Pitt most recently fell 24-10 against Louisville. Pitt has dropped 2 of its 3 conference games this season.

North Carolina leads the all-time series 10-5 against Pitt. However, Pitt has won the last 2 meetings in the series.

Despite being the underdog, Pitt could have a decisive advantage with running back Israel Abanikanda going up against North Carolina’s inept rushing defense. Abanikanda has rushed for 959 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

Also, Pitt might be able to apply enough pressure up front to harass quarterback Drake Maye. SirVocea Dennis has tallied a team-best 5 sacks for Pitt.

Pitt-North Carolina is slated for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff and will be televised on the ACC Network.