North Carolina Tar Heels vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/11/2020
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +1
The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 1 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-13. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 72.0 points per contest while giving up 71.7 per game. Wake Forest has an overall record of 10-13. They are averaging 71.9 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-14-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-12-2 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 13-10-0 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 15-6-2 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
02/08/20 G Brandon Robinson Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cole Anthony comes into this game averaging 19.8 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Garrison Brooks averages 15.0 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 8.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Brandon Childress scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Olivier Sarr averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 72.0 points per contest, which is 153rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 288th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 196th with 13.1 per game. The Tar Heels allow 71.7 points per contest, which is 245th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 167th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 234th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 157th in the nation with 71.9 points per contest this season. They are 259th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 182nd in the NCAA. They are 52nd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 231st in assists per game with 12.5. The Demon Deacons are 66th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Demon Deacons give up 72.8 points per game, which ranks them 268th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 197th and 192nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 200th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 173rd with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Demon Deacons are 16th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels are 239th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 96th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 331st. As a team they are 334th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 325th in Division 1. North Carolina is 280th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 88th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 194th. They are 122nd in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 279th. As a unit they are 191st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 266th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina -1
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