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Tar Heels at Wake Forest Betting

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the North Carolina Tar Heels try to run the Demon Deacons off the court at Dean Smith Center in college hoops action.

The Tar Heels currently sports a 18-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-9 ATS. The Demon Deacons are 8-17 and 5-13-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tar Heels produce a 10-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Demon Deacons have gone 11-7-1 against the number.

View Wake Forest vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, North Carolina sat as 24.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tar Heels - Demon Deacons odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wake Forest is at No. 322. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-65 win for the Tar Heels.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's No. 19 nationally ranked offense (78.2 points per game) against a Demon Deacons defense that sits as the No. 327 at 76.9 PPG. The Tar Heels have been averaging 46% from the field, more than the Demon Deacons have managed so far this season (43.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wake Forest owns the country's No. 338-rated mark, allowing 84.6 points per game on the highway. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

Wake Forest lost its last outing, an 80-55 result against North Carolina State on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Wake Forest was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by North Carolina State and falling by an 80-55 score at Joel Coliseum.

In their last action, North Carolina was a 64-62 winner on the road against Clemson. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs. Harrison Barnes scored 20 points leading the Tar Heels to a 64-62 victory over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Florida State are 5-5
After playing North Carolina State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Boston College are 7-2
After playing Clemson are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Demon Deacons at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wake Forest's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Wake Forest is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 7 games

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Florida State, Saturday, February 19
North Carolina home to Boston College, Saturday, February 19