UNC Football Odds

As one of the top Division I football programs in the ACC, UNC football will provide ample betting opportunities when legal online sports betting hits North Carolina.

Bettors will find moneylines, point spreads, and over/unders for every game, plus team and player prop bets (if allowed by regulations).

See below for this week’s UNC football odds from the top online sportsbooks.

This week’s UNC football Point Spread

Check out the most up-to-date spread odds at online sportsbooks in the feed below. Click on any odds to jump right to the sportsbook, claim the best NC sportsbook bonus available, and start betting.

UNC football ACC Odds

The Tar Heels football program has multiple conference championships. Check out their current ACC odds below.

Conner Harrell Heisman Trophy odds

If you’re looking for the odds of UNC quarterback Conner Harrell winning the Heisman Trophy award, look no further.

You can see the latest odds by selecting “Heisman Trophy” in the feed below. Click on any odds to be directed to the sportsbook of your choice, claim your bonus, and bet.

What is the UNC football point spread?

See above for this week’s UNC spread. Point spread bets offer several predicted points the favorite will win by. A point spread bet may look like this at NC online sportsbooks:

North Carolina Tar Heels -7.5 (-110)
Florida State Seminoles+7.5 (-110)

In this example, the Tar Heels must win by at least eight points for a bet on their side to pay out.

North Carolina football moneyline bet

The most straightforward bet type where you pick the winner of a game featuring two teams. If you pick the right team, you get paid based on your bet amount and the betting odds when confirming your bet slip.

Every sportsbook offers moneyline bets, and the odds vary from one sportsbook to another. Here’s an example of what a moneyline bet might look like:

North Carolina Tar Heels-120
Florida State Seminoles+160

The team with negative odds is the favorite, while the team with positive odds is the predicted underdog.

North Carolina Tar Heels totals bets

Totals bets, or over/under bets, let you bet on the total number of points that oddsmakers predict the two teams will combine to score. A totals bet may look like this:

Over55.5 (-110)
Under55.5 (-110)

In this example, the two teams must combine to score 56 points or more for the over to be the successful side on the bet. For the under to pay out, the total must be 55 or lower.

North Carolina Tar Heels prop bets

Prop betting offers a wide variety of bets, from over/under style bets to situational bets to exotic bets.

Prop bets can be found in most sportsbooks, and bettors can shop around to find the sportsbook with the prop bets that suit their needs.

Here is an example of a prop bet:

Will the North Carolina Tar Heels score the first touchdown?

  • Yes (-120) or No (+200)

UNC Football futures odds

A futures bet is a bet on the outcome of sporting events in the near or distant future. You can bet on the regular season’s win totals, conference and divisional winners, or take advantage of the UNC football draft odds.

As for NCAAF, the most popular futures market is betting on the championship winner. However, sportsbooks also offer UNC football odds of making the playoffs, odds of being the divisional winners, and odds of winning the ACC championship in football.

Check for current UNC football playoff odds at top sportsbooks like DraftKings NC and Caesars NC.

Drake Maye 2023 Heisman odds

After a strong 2022 season where UNC Tar Heels QB Drake Maye received some Heisman buzz, he returns in 2023 set to build on his success under Mack Brown‘s offense. The Tar Heels made it all the way to the ACC Championship Game in 2022 before falling to Clemson 38-10.

After a lackluster second half, Drake Maye’s 2023 Heisman Trophy odds have dropped off the table at BetMGM NC Sportsbook.

Where Can You Bet on UNC Football in NC?

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River, and Catawba Two Kings Casino are the only places in North Carolina where you can have a dog in the fight and back the Tar Heels.

The best UNC football odds—and NCAAF betting odds in general—await at Caesars Sportsbooks at Harrah’s Cherokee casinos in the state, which are in sync with the ones offered by its online counterpart in Virginia and Tennessee.

Online Sportsbooks in North Carolina

Online sports betting in North Carolina became legal on June 14, 2023 when Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 347. The first eight approved North Carolina online sportsbooks went live on March 11, 2024. 

The state does allow betting on in-state college teams, as well as college player props.

Retail Sportsbooks in North Carolina

Chapel Hill Tar Heels odds are found at Caesars Sportsbooks at two tribal casinos: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River in Murphy, both located some 200+ miles from Raleigh and Charlotte. The third option, the retail sportsbook at Catawba Two Kings Casino is the closest one to Charlotte, only 33.6 miles from the city.

All sportsbooks offer comprehensive NCAAF and NFL coverage, including the futures markets for the winners of the college football national championship bowl game, Super Bowl, divisional winners, and more.

UNC 2023 Football Schedule

Remote location (Charlotte)Saturday, Sept. 26:30 p.m.South CarolinaW (31-17)
HomeSaturday, Sept. 94:15 p.m.Appalachian StateW (40-34) 2OT
HomeSaturday, Sept. 163:30 p.m. MinnesotaW (31-13)
AwaySaturday, Sept. 237:30 p.m.PittW (41-24)
HomeSaturday, Oct. 72:30 p.m.SyracuseW (40-7)
HomeSaturday, Oct. 147:30 p.m.MiamiW (41-31)
HomeSaturday, Oct. 215:30 p.m.VirginiaL (31-27)
AwaySaturday, Oct. 28TBAGeorgia TechL (46-42)
HomeSaturday, Nov. 4TBACampbellW (59-7)
HomeSaturday, Nov. 11TBADukeW (47-45)
AwaySaturday, Nov. 18TBAClemsonL (31-20)
AwaySaturday, Nov. 25TBANC StateL (39-20)

North Carolina Tar Heels football coaching staff

Here is a list of the current coaching staff for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team, as well as a history of the program’s head coaches.

  • Head coach: Mack Brown
  • Associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator: Tommy Thigpen
  • Associate head coach for offense and running backs coach: Larry Porter
  • Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach: Dre Bly
  • Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach: Phil Longo
  • Special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach: Jovan Dewitt
  • Wide receivers coach: Lonnie Galloway
  • Offensive line coach: Stacy Searels
  • Defensive line coach: Tim Cross
  • Inside linebackers coach: Gabe Tabor
  • Assistant special teams coordinator and tight ends coach: Tim Brewster
  • Director of football strength and conditioning: Brian Hess

North Carolina Tar Heels Head Coaches:

  • Mack Brown (2019-present, 1988-1997)
  • Larry Fedora (2012-2018)
  • Butch Davis (2007-2010)
  • John Bunting (2001-2006)
  • Carl Snavely (1945-1952)
  • Ray Wolf (1939-1944)
  • Gene McEver (1935-1938)
  • Chuck Collins (1932-1934)
  • Clyde Doak (1927-1931)
  • Bill Fetzer (1926)
  • Collins Ames (1923-1925)
  • Bob Fetzer (1921-1922)
  • James DeHart (1913-1916)

North Carolina Tar Heels home stadium

The North Carolina Tar Heels play their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Kenan Memorial Stadium

  • Address: 104 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
  • Owner: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Operator: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Athletics
  • Capacity: 50,500
  • Record attendance: 62,000 (vs. Notre Dame, October 7, 2017)
  • Opened: November 24, 1927
  • Construction cost: $303,000 ($4.5 million in 2021 dollars)

How to watch and listen to North Carolina Tar Heels football games

To watch North Carolina Tar Heels football games, you can tune in to various television networks, including:

  • ESPN
  • ABC
  • ACC Network

Streaming services where you can find Tar Heels games include:

  • ESPN+
  • Sling TV
  • Hulu
  • YouTube TV
  • PlayStation Vue

To listen to North Carolina Tar Heels football games, you can find the broadcasts on these radio stations:

  • WCHL 97.9 FM (Chapel Hill)
  • WBT 1110 AM (Charlotte)
  • WRDU 106.1 FM (Raleigh)

You can also stream Tar Heels football games on various internet radio platforms, such as:

  • TuneIn App
  • SiriusXM
  • ACC Network Extra

A brief history of North Carolina Tar Heels football

Here are some of the most significant moments in the history of North Carolina Tar Heels football:

  • 2021: Sam Howell becomes the first quarterback in UNC history to throw for more than 3,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.
  • 2016: Mitch Trubisky sets UNC single-season records for touchdown passes (30) and passing yards (3,748).
  • 2015: UNC wins the ACC Coastal Division title and sets a school record for points scored in a season with 570.
  • 2001: Julius Peppers is a consensus All-American and is named the Lombardi Award winner.
  • 1997: UNC finishes the season 11-1 and wins the Gator Bowl, finishing the season ranked No. 6 in the AP poll.
  • 1996: Mack Brown leaves UNC to become head coach at Texas, finishing his UNC tenure with a record of 69-46-1.
  • 1980: Lawrence Taylor is a consensus All-American named the ACC Player of the Year.
  • 1972: Bill Dooley becomes head coach of UNC and leads the team to three consecutive eight-win seasons and three bowl appearances.
  • 1963: UNC wins the Gator Bowl, defeating Air Force, 35-0.
  • 1949: Charlie Justice finishes second in Heisman Trophy voting after rushing for 1,456 yards and passing for 552 yards.
  • 1948: Charlie Justice finishes third in Heisman Trophy voting after leading UNC to a perfect 9-0 record.
  • 1947: Charlie Justice finishes second in Heisman Trophy voting after leading UNC to an 8-1-1 record.
  • 1946: Charlie Justice leads UNC to a perfect 9-0 record and finishes fourth in Heisman Trophy voting.
  • 1936: Carl Snavely becomes head coach of UNC and leads the team to five bowl appearances in his tenure.
  • 1892: UNC plays its first-ever football game, losing to Virginia 26-0.

North Carolina Tar Heels football FAQs

How much are North Carolina Tar Heels football tickets?

According to SeatGeek.com, the average ticket price for a North Carolina Tar Heels football game is around $97. The price of tickets can vary depending on the opponent and seat location.

Have the North Carolina Tar Heels ever won a National Championship?

Yes, the North Carolina Tar Heels football team has won five National Championships, with the most recent being in 1950. They have also won 11 conference championships throughout their history, including six ACC titles.

Who is the winningest coach in North Carolina Tar Heels football history?

Mack Brown is the winningest coach in North Carolina Tar Heels football history. He led the team from 1988-1997 and had a record of 69-46-1, including three conference championships.

He has returned as the team’s head coach now, so his record will continue to shift.

How many bowl games have the North Carolina Tar Heels played in?

The North Carolina Tar Heels have played in 35 bowl games as of 2023. They won 15, lost 19, and tied one.

Their first bowl game was the 1947 Sugar Bowl, which they lost to Georgia, 20-10.

How many North Carolina Tar Heels players have been drafted into the NFL?

There have been 252 North Carolina Tar Heels players who have been drafted into the National Football League. The first North Carolina player to be drafted into the NFL was end Art Weiner in 1945, who was selected in the fourth round by the Philadelphia Eagles.

How many All-Americans has North Carolina had?

North Carolina has had 49 players earn All-American honors, including 10 consensus selections. The most recent consensus All-American was linebacker Chazz Surratt in 2020.

About the Author

Sam Eggleston

Sam Eggleston is a sports journalist and editor who resides in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He has worked for a variety of news organizations, including digital media companies SB Nation and Issue Media Group and print newspapers for Gannett, Morris and Ogden.