Wake Forest vs North Carolina Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/7/23
North Carolina Tar Heels (15-8) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (15-9)
February 7, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +1.5 / North Carolina Tar Heels -1.5; Over/Under: +153.5
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The UNC Tar Heels and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in college basketball action from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
North Carolina is listed as a 1.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 153.5 points.
For North Carolina, Will Shaver is out for the season with a foot injury while Jao Ituka us iyt fir the season for Wake Forest with a knee injury.
Norht Carolina’s 88-79 win back on January 4th, 2023, made it five straight wins for the home team in this matchup.
North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 games overall. Wake Forest is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 23-9-1 in their last 33 games overall.
I’m sticking with the over here. Wake Forest has been solid offensively, but defense has not been a strong suit all year long for the Demon Deacons and North Carolina could use a solid output here to get some confidence back. On the other side, I don’t expect much out of the Tar Heels in this game, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see both teams in the high-70s at the very least here. Give me the over.