The Notre Dame football team welcomes the UNC Tar Heels to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, and here is an early look at the line and prediction.
The 2021 Notre Dame football team has gotten out to a 6-1 record through their first seven games, and their last time out, Saturday night against USC may have been their best effort of the season. The Irish dominated the Trojans on both sides of the ball, running it with ease, and playing elite defense, en-route to a comfortable 31-16 victory.
This weekend, they take on the UNC Tar Heels in primetime once again, and while this one had huge billing when the season started, UNC has not played up to expectations this season. Still, they have an elite-level quarterback in Sam Howell, so anything is possible.
Notre Dame football vs UNC Odds Week 9
The Week 9 betting odds on WynnBET have the Irish as 4-point favorites over the UNC Tar Heels in the early going, a number that could fluctuate as the week goes on. Last year, the Irish dominated the Tar Heels on the road and playing against them at home in 2021, this one has the potential to be another blowout.
The over/under is set at 62.0, which means the expectation is for there to be a lot of points scored on Saturday night. If you want to bet the Irish on the Moneyline, they current are set at -180, with the Tar Heels posted at +160 in the early going.
Notre Dame football vs UNC Prediction Week 9
We saw a completely different Notre Dame football team on Saturday night, as they dominated the USC Trojans from start to finish. Joe Alt at left tackle has been outstanding, helping bolster the Irish’s offensive line, and that led to the monster game from running back Kyren Williams.
Against UNC, the Irish need to do the same, as they must keep Sam Howell and this UNC passing offense on the sidelines for as long as possible. Looking at the two teams, the Irish are by far the better unit, and that will show in this game, as they take care of business once again inside Notre Dame Stadium in primetime.
When all is said and done, look for the Irish to win on Saturday night, 27-20.