North Carolina at Wake Forest NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 16 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.2 as they are averaging 87.2 points per contest while giving up 74.0 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 9-14. They are averaging 68.9 points per contest and giving up 74.7, which is a point differential of -5.8.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-8-2 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/15/19 F Nassir Little Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
02/15/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is questionable Saturday vs Wake Forest
02/11/19 G Rechon Black Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/14/18 G Jamie Lewis Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Cameron Johnson averages 15.8 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Coby White comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Jaylen Hoard averages 13.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Brandon Childress averages 15.1 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels allow 74.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 244th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 189th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 106th, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 273rd place in the NCAA. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 273rd in the nation. North Carolina averages 87.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 44th in D-1. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 113th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons surrender 74.7 points per contest, which ranks them 253rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 293rd and 116th in those defensive statistics. They rank 318th with 15.3 assists allowed per contest, and 117th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 21st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per game. Wake Forest is 278th in the country with 68.9 points per game this year. They are 337th in the D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -5.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 325th in the nation. They are 62nd in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 340th in assists per contest with 10.6. The Demon Deacons are 172nd in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 113.4, which is ranked 19th. They are 8th in college basketball in pace with 76.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 79th. As a unit they are 65th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 255th in D-1. North Carolina is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 178th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 267th. They are 248th in D-1 in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 337th. As a unit they are 319th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wake Forest +16
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