Notre Dame vs North Carolina Week 4 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-2) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Kenan Memorial Stadium — Chapel Hill, NC
Week 4 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes an ABC national TV showcase between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and North Carolina Tar Heels.
North Carolina is undefeated, and a win should move them into the top-25 AP Poll.
Notre Dame vs North Carolina Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ND: (+120) | NC: (-144)
Spread: ND: +2.5 (-105) | NC: -2.5 (-115)
Total: 55.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
North Carolina enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline (-144) and spread (-2.5) at home after the game opened at pick 'em.
Notre Dame vs North Carolina Prediction & Pick
Notre Dame has fallen out of the rankings after a 1-2 start. The Fighting Irish were ranked each of the past two years when these two teams played, and Notre Dame won each contest by 10 and 14 points as the small favorite. Now North Carolina is the slight favorite, and the Tar Heels have the superior offense after scoring 154 points in three games.
The Tar Heels also get the return of star WR Josh Downs this week, as he was injured in the opening game this season after scoring a pair of touchdowns. Downs was one of the nation's top receivers last season, catching 101 passes for 1,335 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Notre Dame has scored just 55 points in three games, but should score more this week trying to keep pace with North Carolina. The Tar Heels have given up 113 points so far and have not yet played a Power 5 team. Notre Dame has already played two Power 5 teams (including Ohio State), and all three opponents have better defenses than North Carolina. The Tar Heels also lead the nation in net punting led by Ben Kiernan. which could make the difference in a close game.
Final Score Prediction: North Carolina: 35 | Notre Dame 32
Notre Dame vs North Carolina Betting Trends
- Notre Dame is 12-4 straight up (SU) in their last 16 games.
- Notre Dame is 8-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 11 games.
- Notre Dame is 9-1 SU in their last 10 road games.
- The total has gone Under in all three Notre Dame games this season.
- North Carolina is 8-1 SU in their last 9 home games.
- The total has hit the Over in 4 of NC's last 6 games.
Notre Dame vs North Carolina Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
North Carolina has a situational edge coming off a bye week with extra rest and preparation. Quarterback Drake Maye has also been stellar for them thus far, passing for 930 yards with 11 TDs and 1 interception. The Tar Heels have been tremendous on the ground too, averaging 237.3 rushing yards per game.
Notre Dame's offense has struggled (especially running the ball), but the passing game was sharper with QB Drew Pyne in last week's 24-17 win over Cal. The Irish have also played three solid defensive teams thus far, so their offense is battle-tested.
North Carolina's defense ranks near the bottom of FBS allowing 468.3 yards per game. The total is somewhat low because of Notre Dame's offensive woes, but the Irish should have more success moving the ball this week and will help reach the Over.