Football odds will favor the Tar Heels to compete for the coastal division title as head coach Butch Davis continues to improve this program as he enters his 3rd football betting season at Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels return 6 starters on offense and a strong 9 on defense and have plenty of blue chip recruits entering the program to make for a formidable commodity against the football odds for 2009.
That being said there is room for improvement, particularly on offense, for the upcoming football betting campaign. Quarterback TJ Yates is the number one starter entering camp against the football odds.
Yates was injured for half of the season last year but was solid down the stretch when he returned and was effective in the Meineke Car Center Bowl cover against the football odds versus West Virginia. He finished the season with 1168 yards and an 11/4 touchdown/interception ratio against the football odds.
Hakeem Nicks had over 1000 yards receiving last year and is gone, which makes for a lot of production to fill. In fact UNC’s top three receivers have all departed. On the ground the Tar Heels will feature Shaun Draughn, who rushed for 898 yards and a 4.4 yards per carry average against the football odds last year.
The defense, which ranked in the middle of the pack in the nation against the football odds last year looks loaded and to be a major asset. Quan Sturdivant, last year’s leading tackler, will return at middle linebacker. He added 2 interceptions last year. Cornerback Kendric Burney, who had 7 tackles for loss last year will also return.
Burney was a complete player against the football odds as he also had 3 interceptions. North Carolina’s non conference schedule looks inviting as the toughest game is at Connecticut, which is winnable. They catch both Florida State and Miami at home on the ACC schedule, which is also advantageous.
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