Wake Forest vs. North Carolina - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (14-4) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Wednesday in ACC college basketball action.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-9 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Wake is averaging 71.3 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds to lead the Demon Deacons. Devin Thomas is averaging 12.9 points and 9.7 rebounds, Konstantinos Mitoglou is averaging 8.6 points, and Mitchell Wilbekin is averaging 8.1 points. Wake Forest is 7-5 at home this season.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-4 this season and they are ranked 15th in the nation. UNC is averaging 79 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 36.6 percent. Marcus Paige is averaging 13.6 points per game to lead the Tar Heels. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.6 points and 8.4 rebounds, Brice Johnson is averaging 11.3 points and 7.4 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 9.7 points. North Carolina is 3-1 on the road this season.
Wake Forest is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 7-0-1 against the spread in their last eight games, and 4-0 against the spread against the ACC. North Carolina is 5-13 agaisnt the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 0-4 against the spread in Wednesday games. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
The dog has ruled this series but I don’t see that being the case here and my play is on UNC.