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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Preview 08/29/2013

Williams-Brice Stadium has a Week 1 contest on tap for Thursday as the North Carolina Tar Heels and the South Carolina Gamecocks play their season openers.
Oddsmakers currently have the Gamecocks listed as 11½-point favorites versus the Tar Heels, while the game's total is sitting at 61.

TEAM RECORDS:
North Carolina: 8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS
South Carolina: 11-2 SU, 8-5 ATS
NORTH CAROLINA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in August are 2-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

SOUTH CAROLINA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in August are 5-0
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 10-0


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
North Carolina is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

NEXT UP:
North Carolina home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, September 7
South Carolina at Georgia, Saturday, September 7