North Carolina (@2.2) vs Wake Forest (@1.68)
13-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Wake Forest will win

North Carolina – Wake Forest Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 18:00

The Owls allowed 280.1 passing yards per game last year, the worst in Conference USA and 124th in Division I football out of 129 teams. Last week, the pass defense essentially had the day off facing Army and its triple-option offense, but that won't be the case on Friday night against Newman, who completed 34-of-47 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns last week. The model has factored in that the Demon Deacons and quarterback Jamie Newman have a strong matchup against the Rice pass defense.

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The Demon Deacons have OL Justin Herron out for the season with a torn ACL. The NCAAF pick for this game is the Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2.5.This match will be on close quarter scoring. The Tar Heels will have LB Dominique Ross back after serving his suspension while DB Trey Morrison has an upper body injury. North Carolina Tar Heels vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

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First year WR Kenneth Walker III sped through 96 yards and a touchdown in the first 2 minutes of the 4th frame to hammer the last nail in the coffin for the Deacons. Wake Forest Jamie Newman passed for 312 yards with 3 touchdowns, a couple to WR Scotty Washington for the Demon Deacons to roll over the Rice Owls at Houston last Friday night. Wake Forest scores at an average of 39.5 points and with an average of 546 yards per game. The Deacons allow 28 points and a total yardage of 458.5.

As a team, Wake Forest is averaging 68.9 points per game on 40% shooting from the field, 30.5% from behind the arc and 72.8% from the foul line this season. Jaylen Hoard added 7 points and a team-high 6 rebounds while Olivier Sarr had 5 points to match his 5 rebounds in the losing effort. Chaundee Brown led the Demon Deacons with 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting with 3 threes while Brandon Childress added 11 points with 3 triples of his own along with a team-high 4 assists as the only other Wake Forest player to score in double figures in the losing effort. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will look to rebound from an 88-66 loss to Florida State in their last outing, giving the Demon Deacons their 7th loss in their last 8 games. Childress leads Wake Forest with an average of 15.1 points and 4.1 assists per game while Hoard leads the Demon Deacons on the glass with 8.3 rebounds per game this season.

Despite losing, the Owls played well on the road against an Army team that went 11-2 last season and was riding a nine-game winning streak. Rice held the Black Knights to 4.1 yards per rush, well below their average of 4.9 from last year.

North Carolina had a surprising loss to Wofford on Dec. UNC is averaging 86.2 points per game on offense while giving up just 71.9 per contest. The Tar Heels are now 11-2 on the season while posting an 8-4 record against the spread. 20, but followed that up with an 86-72 win over Ohio State last week. Luke Maye is leading UNC with 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest while Joel Berry II is adding 17.3 points per game. They have covered in four of their last five games.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, North Carolina is the heavy favorite in this game, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -16 points against Wake Forest. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and will air live on ESPN2. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 162.5 points. Todays game takes place from the Dean E.

A lot of those teams I consider to be better than Wake Forest might I add, so with that said, Ill lay the points with North Carolina in what I see the Tar Heels using as a bounce back game here. However, North Carolina has gone 5-0 on the road in conference play and are winning games by 15 points per game on the road this season. I pick that number because the line is at 17 at the time that Im posting this. This feels like a lot of points to lay with North Carolina on the road, as the underdog has had a ton of success in this matchup, the last 4, 5 of the last 6 and 11 of the last 13 meetings being decided by 16 points or less.

The Demon Deacons has now a 2-0 win/loss tally in the regular season for the 4th straight year and are aiming for their 3rd successive win in this contest. Their first match was also a winner for Wake Forest against the Utah State Aggies with a score of 38-35 but lost the ATS at -5. While in Winston-Salem, the Demon Deacons won their second game in a row against the Rice University Owls with a score of 41-21 last Friday night.