North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds Analysis - Pick to Bet

Date: 
January 11, 8:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
North Carolina -8.5
Total: 
165

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons host the 11th ranked North Carolina Tar Heels in an ACC game that will take place at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at 8 PM ET. North Carolina has won 14 of their 17 games on the season and they have an ATS record of 9-6-1 in the 16 games that have had a posted line. Wake Forest has won 10 of their 16 games this season and they have failed to cover the spread in eight of the 14 games that have had a posted line.

North Carolina is coming off a 107-56 blowout win over North Carolina State in their last game where they covered the 13-point line. The total number of points scored in the game was 163, which was under the closing line of 164.5. The Tar Heels have covered the spread in four of their last five games, including their last two, and in three of their last five games the total has gone under. North Carolina has won two straight games since suffering their 3rd loss of the season against Georgia Tech.

Wake Forest is coming off a 79-62 loss to a ranked Virginia team where they failed to cover the spread as a 12-point underdog. The total number of points scored in the game was 161, which was well over the closing line of 131. The Demon Deacons have failed to cover the spread in their last four games and previous to the Virginia game the total had gone under in three straight games. Wake Forest has lost three of their last four games with two of those losses against ranked teams.

Offensively, North Carolina is putting up 89.1 points per game, which ranks 7th in the nation, on a 46.8% FG average. On the defensive side of things the Tar Heels are allowing 68.6 points per game on a 39.9% FG average.

Wake Forest is putting up 79.8 points per game on a 47.1% FG average. On defense the Demon Deacons are allowing 73.6 points per game on a 44.1% FG average.

Last season in the line match up between these teams, which was in North Carolina, the Tar Heels beat the Demon Deacons 83-68.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Predicitions

UNC’s scoring both offensively and defensively drops off significantly as a visitor as reflected in their record of 2-2 straight up and 1-3 against the spread with the only cover coming by a half of a point in overtime. Wake Forest has played well at home dropping just one game and may catch the Tar heels looking ahead to their match against the Seminoles on Saturday.

Free Pick: 
Take the Wake Forest Demon Deacons +8.5 CK
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