North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-7) at North Carolina Tar Heels (16-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will travel to play the North Carolina Tar Heels in an ACC game on Wednesday.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 16-2 (5-0) and are coming off of a win against NC State by a score of 67-55. North Carolina has looked very good to start this season and has won 9 games in a row. North Carolina is averaging 86.4 points per game while giving up 70.9 points per game. North Carolina is also averaging 40.9 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game. Brice Johnson is averaging 16.1 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game for North Carolina. Marcus Paige is averaging 14.1 points per game and 4 assists per game for the Tar Heels. North Carolina is shooting 74.7% on free throws, 32.7% on three-pointers, and 49.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-7 (1-4) and are coming off of a loss to Syracuse by a score of 83-55. Wake Forest has struggled in conference play and has lost 4 of their last 5 games. Wake Forest is averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 79 points per game. Wake Forest is also averaging 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Devin Thomas is averaging 16.4 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game for Wake Forest. Bryant Crawford is averaging 12.4 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest is shooting 67.4% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
Wake Forest is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. Wake Forest is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 5-1 Wake Forest’s last 6 road games. North Carolina is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. North Carolina is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
North Carolina has been winning by double digits a lot this season and I look for that to continue in this one. North Carolina is averaging over 85 points per game, while Wake Forest’s defense hasn’t been very good this year. I like North Carolina in this game.