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North Carolina vs Wake Forest Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 7th Betting Odds

Tar Heels vs Demon Deacons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: North Carolina Tar Heels at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • Where: Winston-Salem at Lawrence Joel Coliseum
  • Date: Tuesday, February 7th
  • Betting Odds: North Carolina -1, NCAR -118 | WAKE -105 O/U 153.5

Tar Heels Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Wake Forest, the North Carolina Tar Heels will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 15-8. So far, the Tar Heels have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 4-7. This season, North Carolina has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 15-3. For today’s contest, North Carolina has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.

Armando Bacot comes into today’s game as the Tar Heels’ leading scorer at 17.55 points per contest. Not only has Bacot been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is North Carolina’s top rebounder at 11.27 boards per contest. Behind Bacot, the team has benefited from the strong play of Caleb Love, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.26 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.3% of his shots and is adding 3.57 boards per game.

So far this season, North Carolina has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.5 points per game (45th). This strong figure has come despite the Tar Heels playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.2% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. North Carolina’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.3%

Demon Deacons Preview:

Through 24 games, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an overall record of 15-9. So far this season, Wake Forest has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-3. For the season, Wake Forest has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 3-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Demon Deacons being +1 point underdogs.

Wake Forest’s leading scorer this season is Tyree Appleby, who is averaging 18.04 points per contest. So far, Appleby has accounted for 23.32% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.29 rebounds per game and 6.04 assists. Damari Monsanto is the second leading scorer for the Demon Deacons, averaging 13.65 points per game. Between him and Monsanto, they are accounting for 40.2% of the team’s scoring.

Wake Forest comes into today’s matchup vs North Carolina, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 24 games, they have hit 48.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Demon Deacons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 316th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: North Carolina Tar Heels -1

If you are eying this matchup between Wake Forest Demon Deacons and North Carolina Tar Heels as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking North Carolina to cover the spread as -1 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see North Carolina shooting well enough to keep the Demon Deacons at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Tar Heels’ to win the game and cover the spread.