The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6.5-point home favorites against the North Carolina Tar Heels as of Tuesday afternoon. (BettingPros Consensus Odds)
This line seems a tad inflated, as these two ACC foes feel pretty evenly matched. Both teams are also wildly inconsistent, as Pitt went from falling at home to Miami to demolishing Duke on the road. UNC has also been rather erratic, but recently knocked off previously undefeated Wake Forest at home last weekend. Pittsburgh has closed as a favorite in every game this season and has gone 7-2 ATS in such situations. However, the Panthers have been susceptible to a dud every now and again under Pat Narduzzi, as evidenced by straight up losses to Miami and Western Michigan this season. We'll see where bettors stand as we get closer to Friday night's kickoff.