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North Carolina vs. Baylor Russell Athletic Bowl Odds

The 2015-16 bowl winning continues as today’s schedule includes a contest between Baylor and North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Kickoff is at 5:30 ET. Free football picks says the Vegas point spread is North Carolina -3.5 and 69. It opened Baylor -2 and 69.5. Seventy-two percent of bets are on UNC with a stunning 82 percent on the over. Meanwhile, 65 percent have the Tar Heels on the money line.

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In comparing yards per rush on offense, the better numbers according to best football handicapper belong to North Carolina by .2. As far as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the upper hand is for Baylor by 2.3. According to yards per point, the more efficient offense is North Carolina by .7.

Defensively the more stingy team based on yards per rush is the Bears by 1.2. The superior defense in terms of passing yards per completion North Carolina by .9. The yards per point statistic used by the line makers says the better-quality defense is UNC forcing 4.1. The turnover department upper hand belongs to North Carolina by nine.

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Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread trends (all records against the spread): North Carolina 11-4 after allowing 40 points or more last game. Baylor 23-9 fieldturf, 16-7 to teams with a winning record.

Over/under angles: Baylor over 48-21 overall, but under five straight in December.

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