Duke’s Mayo Bowl Betting: North Carolina Vs. South Carolina

  • North Carolina has -350 odds to beat South Carolina.
  • North Carolina is favored by 9 points.

CHARLOTTE – A battle of the Carolina’s is slated for the 2021 Duke’s Mayo Bowl. The North Carolina Tar Heels are set to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. EST in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

North Carolina Vs. South Carolina Odds

  • North Carolina -350
  • South Carolina +275
  • Spread: North Carolina -9 (-115)
  • Total: 57 Points

Even though both teams finished their seasons with an even 6-6 record, online sportsbooks are leaning heavily on the Tar Heels to come out on top. This comes as North Carolina opened up the season inside of the top-10 and remained in the top-25 for four weeks before falling out.

As for South Carolina, the real problem hurting their odds is their inconsistency at quarterback. In the Mayo Bowl, the Gamecocks will be starting Zeb Noland under center.

Noland started the season for them before being benched for Luke Doty. Doty was later pulled for Jason Brown after injuring his foot.

However, Doty won’t suit up as he is still recovering and Brown has entered into the transfer portal leaving Noland to make just his fourth start of the season.

Public Shifting The Spread

Looking back to when these college football odds first opened, North Carolina was just a 5-point favorite and quickly shifted down to a 9-point favorite. This comes as the Gamecocks are taking in 63% of bets to cover the spread.

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Both of them finished with a below .500 record against the spread as well. South Carolina went 5-6-1 ATS while North Carolina went 5-7. Getting more into the Gamecocks, in the three games where Zeb Noland was under center, they went 1-2 against the spread.

They have also gone 1-2 against the spread in their last three games of the season.

The Tar Heels started a decent 3-2 against the spread in their first five games before failing to cover in three straight. In their final four games of the season, they went 2-2 ATS and covered their last time out.

Given the inconsistency that South Carolina is facing, the Tar Heels odds can be leaned on with ease.