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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/22/14

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-12) at North Carolina Tar Heels (19-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)

The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to North Carolina to play the Tar Heels on Saturday afternoon.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons dropped to 14-12, 4-9 ACC after losing at Maryland 71-60 on Tuesday night. On the season, Codi Miller-McIntyre is leading the Demon Deacons in scoring and assists, averaging 14.1 points and 4 assists per game. Devin Thomas is averaging 11 points per game along with a team-high 8 rebounds per game. Wake Forest is averaging 70 points per game while shooting 44.5% from the field as a team this season. The Demon Deacons are a good rebounding team, averaging 36.8 boards per contest. Wake Forest has lost six straight games, with three of them coming on the road. The Demon Deacons will hit the road for this one; Wake Forest has lost seven out of their last eight on the road.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/22/14

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The North Carolina Tar Heels improved to 19-7, 9-4 ACC after beating Duke 74-66 on Thursday night. On the season, the Tar Heels are led by Marcus Paige, who is averaging a team-high 17 points and 4.6 assists per game this season. James Michael McAdoo is averaging a second-best 15 points and a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game. Brice Johnson has stepped up and is averaging 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. North Carolina is shooting 45.6% from the field while averaging a solid 75.8 points per game as a team this season. North Carolina ranks 9th in the country in rebounding, pulling down 41.1 boards per game as a team. The Tar Heels, led by Paige are also one of the best distributing teams, averaging 15.7 assists per game this season. North Carolina has won eight straight games after losing four out of five to start conference play. The Tar Heels will be at home for this game; North Carolina is 6-1 at home in conference play this season.

Wake Forest is really struggling right now and at this point they can’t wait until the season is over. North Carolina is playing great basketball right now and they should have no problem winning this game. The Tar Heels win big on Saturday.

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North Carolina -15.5

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