Wake Forest vs. North Carolina - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wake Forest vs. North Carolina - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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)

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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. 

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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. 

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Ronald’s Pick Wake Forest +7

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