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Tar Heels Demon Deacons Betting Preview for Week 9

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Oct 29, 3:30 PM | Grass of Kenan Stadium

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


A key Week 9 battle has the visiting Demon Deacons travelling to North Carolina on Saturday to face the Tar Heels.

They will face the 5-2 Demon Deacons, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tar Heels are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Demon Deacons are 5-2 favoring the OVER.

View Wake Forest vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Tar Heels as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Tar Heels, currently No. 47 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Demon Deacons, who rate No. 55 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 33-32 victory for the Demon Deacons.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 29.1 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 25.4 PPG. The Tar Heels aerial game is averaging 243.1 yards per game, more than the Demon Deacons secondary allows through the air, 231 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Demon Deacons feature the league's No. 39-rated road run defense, allowing 139 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 69 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Wake Forest was a 24-23 winner on the road against Duke. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, North Carolina was a 59-38 loser on the road against Clemson. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (97) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 4-6

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Demon Deacons at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Carolina
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
North Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wake Forest
North Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Notre Dame, Saturday, November 5
North Carolina at North Carolina State, Saturday, November 5