The 12th Military Bowl is set as the North Carolina Tar Heels will battle the Temple Owls in Annapolis. Temple is 0-2 all-time at this bowl, while the Tar Heels will be competing here for the first time.
North Carolina finished the 2019 regular season with a 6-6 overall record and a 4-4 record in the ACC –Coastal. The Tar Heels will be bowling for the first time in 2016 and will look to end their three game skid in bowls. UNC is 14-18 all-time in bowl games.
The Temple Owls finished the regular season with an 8-4 overall record and a 5-3 record in the American conference. Temple will be bowling for the fifth straight season and will look to avenge last year’s loss in the Independence Bowl. The Owls are 3-5 all-time in bowl games.
Below is my pick for the Military Bowl between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Temple Owls. All lines are from the PointsBet Sportsbook.
Temple Owls vs North Carolina Tar Heels (-4.5): O/U 53 points (-110/-110)
Temple ended their regular season with an easy 49-17 win over the 2-10 Connecticut Huskies. The Owls actually got down 14-0 midway through the first quarter, and 17-7 in the second quarter, but then outscored the Huskies 42-0 from that point on. Temple finished the regular season winning three of their final four games and will look to carry that momentum into the bowl season. The Owls went 2-3 away from Philadelphia this year. Temple is 8-4 against the spread and both the over and under have hit in six games this season.
North Carolina finished their regular season with a rivalry win over North Carolina State to become bowl eligible. NC State led 10-6 at the half, but UNC won the second half 35-0 to win the game in easy fashion. UNC finished the regular season on a two game winning streak. The Tar Heels went 3-3 away from Chapel Hill this season. UNC is 6-5-1 against the spread and both the over and under have hit in six games this season.
Series History: These two teams have never met before.
ATS Prediction: Give me Mack Brown and North Carolina -4.5.
YTD College Football Results: 68-57-2