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Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 12 (UNC Relies on Offense Succeed to Yet Again)

Devon Platana
Georgia Tech vs North Carolina prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Week 12 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-6, 3-4 ACC) vs. No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels (9-1, 6-0 ACC)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
Time: 5:30.m. ET
Venue: Kenan Stadium — Chapel Hill, NC
Coverage: ESPN2

Week 12 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes an ACC showdown between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels. Losses and Georgia Tech have gone hand-in-hand lately as the Yellow Jackets have dropped three of their last four games, including last week's 35-14 loss to Miami.

Losing is something that North Carolina can't relate to, having rattled off six consecutive wins. The Tar Heels went back and forth with Wake Forest last week, trading leads until the former eventually walked out with the 36-34 victory.

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: GT: (+800) | UNC: (-1400)
Spread: GT: +21.5 (-115) | UNC: -21.5 (-105)
Total: 62.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

North Carolina enters this contest as a heavy favorite on the spread and moneyline. This 5:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 62.5, which is one of the highest of this week's projected totals.

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Prediction & Pick

While Georgia Tech has gotten the better of North Carolina in the past, I don't expect that to be the case this weekend. The Yellow Jackets haven't been good at all lately, especially on defense, surrendering an average of 34.3 points (T-20th worst) and 433 total yards (27th-worst) over their last three games.

Unless George Tech's defense completely transforms itself, it's going to be in trouble against North Carolina. The Tar Heels are scoring at the 10th-highest clip (38.3 PPG) this season and also average the second-most passing yards (346.9).

With home support on North Carolina's side, I expect the Tar Heels to get on the board early and not look back. They're 6-0 against the ACC for a reason this season and the Yellow Jackets will learn that the tough way on Saturday.

Final Score Prediction: North Carolina: 37 | Georgia Tech: 27

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Betting Trends

- Georgia Tech is 8-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games against North Carolina.
- North Carolina is 6-1 straight up in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Georgia Tech's last five road games against North Carolina.
- The total has hit the under in four of North Carolina's last six games.

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Even though I'm backing North Carolina to win, I don't think the 21.5-point spread will be covered. In 21 meetings against the Yellow Jackets since 2000, the Tar Heels have only won one time by 22-plus points. Furthermore, UNC has only won by that much twice this season but hasn't done so since Oct. 1.

With Georgia Tech also being 8-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games against North Carolina, give me the Yellow Jackets covering the spread.

Bet: Georgia Tech +21.5 (-115)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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