North Carolina is a small betting favorite vs. Pittsburgh in Week 9
North Carolina is a small betting favorite at home against Pittsburgh this weekend.
UNC is favored by 3 points as of Tuesday afternoon, according to DraftKings. The total has been set at 64.5 points.
This is a critical matchup for the ACC Coastal standings. If North Carolina wins, it will have virtually locked up the Coastal title. It would have at least a 3-game lead over every team in the ACC (except Georgia Tech if it beats FSU) with just 4 games remaining.
Pittsburgh has already dropped ACC games to Georgia Tech and Louisville so far this season. The loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night was especially damaging to Pitt’s division title hopes.
Pittsburgh is the defending champion of the Coastal division and the ACC as a whole. North Carolina is looking for its first Coastal division title since 2015.
The Tar Heels are 7-1 on the season and are the only Coastal team to have an undefeated record in the ACC. North Carolina is 3-0 in conference play, having already picked up wins over Miami, Virginia Tech and Duke.
Kickoff is at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday night.