Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Dean Smith Center on Tuesday in NCAA hoops play.
The Demon Deacons will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 12-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tar Heels are 11-8 ATS. Wake Forest is 10-7 against the total, while North Carolina is 9-10 versus the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting Wake Forest before tip-off in this one found them as 12-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tar Heels sit at No. 35 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Demon Deacons sit at No. 268 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tar Heels will win this game 81-69.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina has the nation's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 78.7 PPG. The visiting Demon Deacons defense ranks No. 269 allowing on average 70.4 PPG. The Tar Heels FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Demon Deacons marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.
Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 293-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.2 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Wake Forest was an 86-60 loser on the road against Maryland. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Wake Forest was run off the court by the Terrapins on Saturday as Maryland routed them 86-60 at Comcast Center.
In their last action, North Carolina was a 72-60 winner at home against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. James Michael McAdoo scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading North Carolina over Virginia Tech, 72-60, on Saturday at Dean Smith Center.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Florida State are 5-5
After playing Maryland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Virginia Tech are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Demon Deacons at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
Wake Forest home to Florida State, Saturday, February 9
North Carolina at Miami, Saturday, February 9