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North Carolina vs. Miami 2016 odds: Tar Heels seeking a big upset

The Tar Heels will try to pull off an upset against the Hurricanes on Saturday and improve on an 6-1 ATS mark in their last seven games on the road.

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The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-4 straight up and 11-7 against the spread in their last 18 games against ACC opponents. The Tar Heels will try to pick up another win over a conference foe this Saturday on the road against the Miami Hurricanes.

North Carolina is a 7-point road underdog in Miami at sportsbooks monitored by The road team is 0-4 ATS in the last four games between these two teams.

After losing at home to Georgia, 33-24, in their season opener, the Tar Heels went 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS over their next four games. North Carolina averaged 44.5 points per game over the win streak, which included a 37-35 road win over Florida State as a 10.5-point underdog.

But in the rainy weather caused by Hurricane Matthew last Saturday, the Tar Heels put up a total dud of a performance in a 34-3 home loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Over the team's last seven road games, North Carolina is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS, per the OddsShark College Football Database. North Carolina's last road defeat was a 47-20 loss to Miami back in 2014.

Betting Line / Total: Miami -7 / 64.5 Points

Trend: The visiting team is 0-4 ATS in its last four games in this matchup.

Trend: Miami is 6-0 ATS in its last six games after a loss.

Last week, the Miami defense held the Seminoles to just three points in the first half as the Hurricanes took a 13-3 lead into the locker room. But on a day that the offense could muster up only 276 total yards of offense, the Hurricanes had what would have been a game-tying extra point blocked in a devastating 20-19 home loss to the Seminoles.

Miami still controls its own destiny in the ACC Coastal Division, and enters this game with a 6-0 ATS record in its last six games coming off a loss.

Saturday's total is set at 64.5 points. The UNDER is 3-0 in Miami's last three home games against North Carolina.

With Virginia Tech looking sharp at 4-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play early, neither of these teams can afford a second conference loss in Week 7. North Carolina's potent offense isn't likely to put together two straight bad performances, but the Tar Heels will have their work cut out for them against one of the best defensive teams in the nation.

North Carolina Tar Heels at Miami Hurricanes

When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida

Tar Heels at Hurricanes OddsShark Matchup Report