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North Carolina Tar Heels Face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

North Carolina takes to the basketball court against Wake Forest on Wednesday, hoping to send the Demon Deacons to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Joel Coliseum.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons sit at 10-6 (8-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the North Carolina Tar Heels are currently 14-3 (10-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Wake Forest is 8-7-1 OU, and North Carolina is 6-11 OU.

The Demon Deacons - Tar Heels odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wake Forest is rated No. 74 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina is at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Wake Forest's No. 52-ranked scoring average of 79.75 PPG, against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense rated No. 91 and allowing 68.59 PPG. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons FG% has averaged 47.1% to date this season, less than the North Carolina Tar Heels shooters have managed so far (47.42% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tar Heels blew out North Carolina State on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 107-56 win at Dean Smith Center.

The Demon Deacons got 16 points from John Collins, but it was Virginia that prevailed in a 79-62 final on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • North Carolina is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games
  • Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Florida State, Saturday, January 14th
Wake Forest at Miami, Wednesday, January 18th