The North Carolina Tar Heels will look to continue their dominance over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons when they meet in a key ACC matchup on Tuesday. The Tar Heels (15-8, 7-5 ACC) are 9-2 in their last 11 meetings with Wake Forest and own a 164-68 edge in the all-time series. The Demon Deacons (15-8, 7-5), who are 10-2 on their home court, have won the last two games at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Tar Heels are 6-4 in their last 10 games, while the Demon Deacons are 5-5.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. UNC is averaging 77.6 points per game, while Wake Forest averages 77.4. The latest North Carolina vs. Wake Forest odds from Caesars Sportsbook list this game as a pick'em, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 154. Before making any Wake Forest vs. North Carolina picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on UNC vs. Wake Forest and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Wake Forest vs. UNC:
- North Carolina vs. Wake Forest spread: Pick'em
- North Carolina vs. Wake Forest over/under: 154 points
- North Carolina vs. Wake Forest money line: Wake Forest +100, North Carolina -120
- UNC: The Under is 7-0 in the Tar Heels' last seven games overall
- WF: The Demon Deacons are 4-0 against the spread in their last four Tuesday games
- North Carolina vs. Wake Forest picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why North Carolina can cover
Junior guard RJ Davis is one of four Tar Heels averaging double-digit scoring. In 23 games, all starts, Davis is averaging 15.8 points, five rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He is also one of the team's best free-throw shooters, connecting on 86.2% of his foul shots. He dominated the Demon Deacons in their Jan. 4 meeting, scoring 27 points, while grabbing four rebounds, dishing out four assists and making three steals.
Senior forward Pete Nance, a transfer from Northwestern, has started 20 games for the Tar Heels and has scored in double figures in two of the last three games. In a 72-68 win at Syracuse on Jan. 24, Nance scored 21 points, while grabbing four boards and dishing out three assists. He has reached double-digit scoring in 10 games, including two double-doubles. For the season, he is averaging 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
Why Wake Forest can cover
Senior guard Tyree Appleby helps lead the Demon Deacons' offense with a team-high 18 points per game. He is also averaging six assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals. He is connecting on 44% of his field goals, including 37.5% from 3-point range, and 83.6% from the foul line. He has reached double-digit scoring in each of his last 15 games, and in 22 games on the year, including a season-high 32 points at Wisconsin on Nov. 29. He scored 27 points in a 75-73 loss at Duke on Jan. 31.
Junior guard Damari Monsanto is coming off a monster effort at Notre Dame on Saturday. He scored 28 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out one assist and added one block. In the first matchup at North Carolina on Jan. 4, he poured in 17 points, while grabbing seven rebounds, one assist and three steals. In 23 games, including 17 starts, he is averaging 13.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and one steal.
How to make Wake Forest vs. UNC picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 151 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 70% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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