North Carolina vs Wake Forest Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons’ (15-9, 7-6 ACC) ACC schedule includes Tuesday’s matchup with the North Carolina Tar Heels (15-8, 7-5 ACC) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It begins at 7:00 PM ET.

The Tar Heels match up against the Demon Deacons in a game that North Carolina is currently a slim favorite by 1 points. The over/under for the game is 154.

North Carolina vs. Wake Forest Odds

Point Spread for North Carolina vs. Wake Forest

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing North Carolina as the favorite.

North Carolina vs. Wake Forest Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Carolina has -113 odds to pick up the win, while Wake Forest is listed at -107 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 154 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Arena: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

North Carolina vs. Wake Forest Betting Trends

North Carolina is 7-16-0 against the spread this year. The Tar Heels have been victorious in 15, or 83.3%, of the 18 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. North Carolina’s games this year have gone over the total in 10 out of 24 opportunities (41.7%).

Wake Forest has 14 wins against the spread in 24 games this year. The Demon Deacons have won 33.3% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (3-6). Wake Forest has eclipsed the over/under 70.8% of the time this year (17 of 24 games with a set point total).

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North Carolina vs. Wake Forest Key Players to Watch

North Carolina

Armando Bacot leads the Tar Heels with 17.5 points per contest and 11.3 rebounds (sixth in the country), while also putting up 1.7 assists. RJ Davis is tops on the Tar Heels at 3.2 assists per game, while also putting up 5.0 rebounds and 15.8 points. Caleb Love puts up 16.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest, shooting 38.3% from the floor and 28.6% from downtown with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game. Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black puts up 7.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 42.3% from the field.

Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons get 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game from Cameron Hildreth. Andrew Carr is the Demon Deacons’ top rebounder (6.2 per game), and he contributes 11.6 points and 1.4 assists. The Demon Deacons receive 13.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Damari Monsanto.

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What you need to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina is 4-8-0 ATS in conference play this season. With 77.6 points per game on offense, the Tar Heels are 46th in the nation. Defensively, they allow 71.3 points per contest, which ranks 231st in college basketball. North Carolina ranks 22nd-best in the nation by pulling down 36.1 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 228th in college basketball (31.8 allowed per contest).

In home games, the Tar Heels are averaging 12.0 more points per game (80.3) than they are away from home (68.3). North Carolina is making 6.7 treys per game (261st-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 30.8% shooting percentage (327th-ranked) from downtown. With 7.0 treys conceded per game, the Tar Heels rank 153rd in the country. They are ceding a 33.8% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 194th in college basketball.

The Tar Heels have gone 6-4 in their last 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. Three of North Carolina’s past 10 games have hit the over. North Carolina has been racking up 72.6 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 77.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. North Carolina’s defense has been tougher as of late, as the team has given up 67.2 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 71.3 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.

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What you need to know about the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest has covered nine times in 13 chances against the spread in conference action this year. The Demon Deacons score 77.4 points per game and give up 72.7, ranking them 50th in the nation on offense and 266th defensively. Wake Forest grabs 31.5 rebounds per game and concede 31.9 boards, ranking 211th and 237th, respectively, in the country.

At home, the Demon Deacons score 80.7 points per game. Away, they score 74.3. Beyond the arc, Wake Forest is 23rd-best in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (9.3). It is 35th in 3-point percentage at 37.3%. In 2022-23, the Demon Deacons are 22nd-worst in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (8.8 per game) and 232nd in defensive 3-point percentage (34.4%).

The Demon Deacons are 7-3 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their last 10 contests. Nine of Wake Forest’s last 10 outings have hit the over. Wake Forest is compiling 79.8 points per game over its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 77.4. The Demon Deacons are surrendering 75.0 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 2.3 more points than they are allowing for the season (72.7).

North Carolina vs. Wake Forest Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is North Carolina, and we predict that Wake Forest will cover the spread (North Carolina -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 154 points.

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How to bet North Carolina vs. Wake Forest

You can bet on North Carolina vs. Wake Forest at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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