Week 5 of the college football season kicks off with an important ACC matchup when the Miami Hurricanes host the North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. The Hurricanes are 17.5-point favorites and the over-under is 56.
Before you make a pick, listen to what SportsLine Expert Emory Hunt has to say. Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. The former running back joined SportsLine in 2016 and has provided his followers with winning seasons in college and pro football.
Hunt is in the middle of another solid season, and he has had a particularly sharp eye when it comes to the ACC. The analyst is 6-1 (86 percent) in his last seven spread picks involving either North Carolina or Miami, with five of those winners coming on the Tar Heels.
Now, he has turned his attention to Thursday's prime-time battle between these high-powered clubs. We can tell you he leans toward the Over, but his much stronger play is on the side. Hunt has scoured every aspect of this matchup and unearthed a critical x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back.
Who covers North Carolina-Miami? And what critical factor decides the spread?… Join SportsLine right now to see which side is a must-back Thursday from an accomplished handicapper who's hitting 86 percent of his picks involving these teams!