The best USA sportsbooks favor the North Carolina Tar Heels by 4.5 points over the Temple Owls, as the spread goes for the 2019 Military Bowl on December 27, with kickoff scheduled for 12:00 p.m. EST, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.
North Carolina vs. Temple Owls 2019 Military Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag
|North Carolina||-4½ (-110)||53 (-110)||-200|
|Temple||+4½ (-110)||53 (-110)||+170|
Betting North Carolina Ta Heels
The Tar Heels finished the 2019 regular season 6-6 (4-4 in ACC play). According to the best online sportsbooks, UNC also went 6-5-1 against the spread. Starting QB Sam Howell is 234 of 388 (60.3%) for 3,347 yards with 35 TDs, seven picks, and 36 sacks. Wide receiver Dyami Brown has 46 receptions for 947 yards and 11 TDs. The Heels round up the top 25 passing offenses with 285.0 yards per game.
Running back Michael Carter has rushed for 919 yards and three TDs on 159 carries. North Carolina has the 14th-best total offense in the country (469.0 yards per game). UNC’s 47th-ranking scoring offense (31.3 ppg) averaged 48.5 points per game in the last two games of the season.
Linebacker Chazz Surratt has six sacks and 110 tackles, and defensive back Myles Wolfolk has three interceptions. UNC allows 381.6 total yards per game (60th), including 232.6 yards through the air (79th).
Per the best USA sportsbooks, the Tar Heels are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games on FieldTurf. 2-5 ATS playing a team with a winning record. And 2-5 ATS in their last seven neutral site games.
“Our number one goal when we returned last year was to send the seniors out the right way,” head coach Mack Brown said. “Everything we did, from spring practice to summer workouts to fall camp, was with an eye on winning enough games to get these seniors to a bowl game. Now, when this group looks back on their careers, they’ll be able to say they helped get the program on the right track and finished with a bowl game. I’m just so happy for everyone involved in our program, but especially, that group of young men.”
Betting Temple Owls
The Owls went 8-4 (5-3 in AAC play). Moreover, they had an 8-4 ATS regular-season record, as reported by the best USA sportsbooks. Starting QB Anthony Russo is 234 of 399 (58.6%) for 2,733 yards with 21 TDs, 11 picks, and 14 sacks. Wide receiver Jadan Blue has 87 catches for 975 yards and four TDs. Running back Re’ Mahn Davis has 900 yards and seven TDs on 178 carries. Temple ranks 70th in total offense, averaging 402.0 yards per game.
Defensive end Quincy Roche has 13 sacks, linebacker Shaun Bradley has 79 tackles, and cornerback Harrison Hand has three interceptions. Temple allows 364.8 total yards per game, which ranks them 47th in the country.
The Owls are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games after an ATS win. And 49-24 ATS in their last 73 games as an underdog.
“Underclassmen have until Jan. 20 to declare for the NFL draft. Roche says that he has plenty of time from the end of the bowl game until the 20th to make a decision. “We are down at a bowl game and have to lock in and rally our troops, and I am really putting that off until after the bowl game,” Roche said. “Right now I am focused on winning a bowl game and getting everybody locked in.””
North Carolina vs. Temple Owls 2019 Military Bowl Pick
Both schools have momentum going in, but UNC has a bit more momentum. Take the Heels and the points.