North Carolina (@2.2) vs Wake Forest (@1.68)

Our Prediction:

Wake Forest will win

North Carolina – Wake Forest Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 18:00

As a team, Wake Forest is averaging 68.9 points per game on 40% shooting from the field, 30.5% from behind the arc and 72.8% from the foul line this season. Jaylen Hoard added 7 points and a team-high 6 rebounds while Olivier Sarr had 5 points to match his 5 rebounds in the losing effort. Chaundee Brown led the Demon Deacons with 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting with 3 threes while Brandon Childress added 11 points with 3 triples of his own along with a team-high 4 assists as the only other Wake Forest player to score in double figures in the losing effort. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will look to rebound from an 88-66 loss to Florida State in their last outing, giving the Demon Deacons their 7th loss in their last 8 games. Childress leads Wake Forest with an average of 15.1 points and 4.1 assists per game while Hoard leads the Demon Deacons on the glass with 8.3 rebounds per game this season.

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The Tar Heels won its last outing against the South Carolina Gamecocks to a score of 24-20 at Chapel Hill in North Carolina the other Saturday evening. The Tar Heels stand at 1-0 in the regular season under Head Coach Dave Clawson on his 5th year with UNC. The University of Carolina Tar Heels visit its neighboring academic institution to bash bodies with the Demon Deacons at BB&T Field at Groves Stadium in Winston-Salem on Friday night.

The Demon Deacons has now a 2-0 win/loss tally in the regular season for the 4th straight year and are aiming for their 3rd successive win in this contest. Their first match was also a winner for Wake Forest against the Utah State Aggies with a score of 38-35 but lost the ATS at -5. While in Winston-Salem, the Demon Deacons won their second game in a row against the Rice University Owls with a score of 41-21 last Friday night.

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Howell hurled a 22 yard touchdown pass to WR Dyami Brown in the 4th quarter. QB Sam Howell of the Tar Heels bannered the University of Carolina from an 11 point deficit and rose up over the Southern Carolina Gamecocks to win the match. The Gamecocks built a 20-9 lead from the Tar Heels through a QB Jake Bentley pass to TE Kyle Markway for 22 yard touchdown in the third quarter. The first year QB then sped in a 2-point conversion finishing a drive of 98 yards.

The public betting is backing Wake Forest today, but I am sticking with UNC at home. Wake is just 1-4 against the spread in its last five road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five after a loss. Despite the setback against Wofford, I dont see the Heels taking a step back in the ACC opener at home. UNC is 28-11-2 ATS in their last 41 home games. North Carolina has won four straight meetings with Wake Forest, but the Demon Deacons have covered the spread in the last two meetings.

The Owls allowed 280.1 passing yards per game last year, the worst in Conference USA and 124th in Division I football out of 129 teams. Last week, the pass defense essentially had the day off facing Army and its triple-option offense, but that won't be the case on Friday night against Newman, who completed 34-of-47 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns last week. The model has factored in that the Demon Deacons and quarterback Jamie Newman have a strong matchup against the Rice pass defense.

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He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Torin Dorn averages 14.0 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest. C.J. Bryce averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 59%.

North Carolina State is 24th in the country with 81.9 points per game this year. The Wolfpack surrender 71.2 points per contest, which ranks them 175th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 193rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They are 51st in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.7. They rank 133rd with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 118th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 73rd in the nation. They are 45th in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Wolfpack are 335th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. The Wolfpack are 150th in turnovers per game with 13.4.

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North Carolina had a surprising loss to Wofford on Dec. UNC is averaging 86.2 points per game on offense while giving up just 71.9 per contest. The Tar Heels are now 11-2 on the season while posting an 8-4 record against the spread. 20, but followed that up with an 86-72 win over Ohio State last week. Luke Maye is leading UNC with 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest while Joel Berry II is adding 17.3 points per game. They have covered in four of their last five games.

According to oddsmakers at, North Carolina is the heavy favorite in this game, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -16 points against Wake Forest. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and will air live on ESPN2. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 162.5 points. Todays game takes place from the Dean E.

Its going to be a rough fight for the Demon Deacons, but now that Jamie Newman has been named the starting quarterback and the situation is settled, theyll get the offense going right away and force the Aggies to press. As good as Utah State will be as the season goes on, its not going to be as sharp as it needs to be right away.