North Carolina vs Wake Forest College Hoops Odds Report

Posted by D.Zamzack on Wednesday,January 21, 2015 11:43, EDT in

The college basketball conference games are now well and truly underway in college basketball, and the cream is starting to rise to the top. It is here were tickets to the tournament can be won and lost, which is why every match-up takes on a high level of importance. We have a great NCAA Basketball betting matchup coming on Wednesday, when the North Carolina Tar Heels face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in an ACC rivalry game.

Analyzing the Tar Heels vs Demon Deacons College Hoops Odds Showdown & Game Info

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 21st, 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TV: ESPN2
Spread: North Carolina -8

Why Bet on the North Carolina Tar Heels?

North Carolina comes into this one with a 14-4 record on the season and a 4-1 record in the conference. Their last game came on Sunday, when they had a relatively comfortable 68-53 win over Virginia Tech. That victory extended the Tar Heels win streak to three, putting them within reach of Virginia and Notre Dame in the conference standings. Leading the way for North Carolina this season has been All-American Marcus Paige, who has been posting a team leading 13.6 PPG average. His performance is all the more impressive given that he has had some issues with feet and ankle injuries. The Tar Heels are also getting great production from Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson, both of whom are in the double digits in PPG average. Meeks has also been chipping in on rebounds, averaging a team best 8.4 rebounds per game.

Why Bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest have not been particularly impressive in conference play, going 1-4 in the ACC to take their season record to 9-9. They have now lost 3 of their last 4, which included a tough 86-83 loss to Syracuse in their last outing. It has certainly been a pretty rough start for first year head coach Danny Manning, but he does seem to be making some progress with the team. It’s easy to look at the 1-4 ACC record as not being very impressive, but a closer look at those 5 games will reveal a team that has been pretty competitive.

My Expert Betting Analysis and Game Prediction

Leading the way for the Demon Deacons is junior Codi Miller-McIntyre, who is averaging 13.3 PPG on the season. Devin Thomas is right behind in point’s average, and is leading the way in team rebounding with 9.7 per game. Where Wake Forest has really struggled this season is on defense, as they have given up 69.1 PPG. That is a scary stat for a team that is about to face a North Carolina team that is in the top 20 in scoring at 79 PPG.

Game Prediction: The Daemon Deacons look like an attractive pick for this Wednesday night, but the North Carolina should be able to handle Wake Forest easily enough, so expect the Tar Heels to win by a margin in the 10-15 point range and cover the eight point spread.