Wake Forest vs. North Carolina - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-15) at North Carolina Tar Heels (12-17)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Dean E. Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -7 -- Over/Under: 152 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-15, 6-12 CONF) and the North Carolina Tar Heels (12-17, 5-13 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, March 3rd for an ACC matchup at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Wake Forest is coming off an 84-73 home win over Notre Dame in their last game. Wake Forest has now won back-to-back games, including a major home upset against Duke in double- overtime, 113-101. North Carolina is coming off a 92-79 road win over Syracuse in their last game. North Carolina has also won back-to-back games, despite being eight games under .500 in conference play.
Wake Forest scores 73.5 points per game on 42.8 percent field goal shooting this season. Wake Forest’s leading scorer is G Brandon Childress, who scores 15.1 points per game. The leading rebounder for Wake Forest is C Olivier Sarr, who earns 8.8 rebounds per game. Wake Forest allows 73.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -.2 scoring differential so far this season. Wake Forest also earns 38.3 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 4.9 steals per game as a team.
North Carolina scores 71.8 points per game on 41.9 percent field goal shooting this season. North Carolina’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Garrison Brooks, who scores 16.1 points per game and earns 8.7 rebounds per game. North Carolina allows 72.2 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -.4 scoring differential so far this season. North Carolina also earns 42.3 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 5.9 steals per game as a team.
Wake Forest is 16-12 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Wake Forest is also 4-6 against the spread on the road so far this season. North Carolina is 12-17 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. North Carolina is also 4-10 against the spread at home so far this season.
Give me Wake Forest in this spot. Wake Forest just beat North Carolina, albeit at home, 74-57. I totally understand that Chapel Hill is a different place to play, but this is also a different UNC team. I think seven points are enough for Wake to catch a cover as the road dog in this game.