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 Wolfpack are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 111.9. North Carolina State is 244th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. In terms of pace they are 54th in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 77th. As a team they are 97th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 261st in the nation.

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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He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. Jaylen Hoard averages 13.7 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest. Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.

The Tar Heels won its last outing against the South Carolina Gamecocks to a score of 24-20 at Chapel Hill in North Carolina the other Saturday evening. The Tar Heels stand at 1-0 in the regular season under Head Coach Dave Clawson on his 5th year with UNC. The University of Carolina Tar Heels visit its neighboring academic institution to bash bodies with the Demon Deacons at BB&T Field at Groves Stadium in Winston-Salem on Friday night.

In terms of pace they are 244th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 339th. The Demon Deacons are 274th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.6. As a team they are 326th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 253rd in Division 1. Wake Forest is 154th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.

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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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North Carolina State is 24th in the country with 81.9 points per game this year. The Wolfpack surrender 71.2 points per contest, which ranks them 175th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 193rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They are 51st in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.7. They rank 133rd with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 118th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 73rd in the nation. They are 45th in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Wolfpack are 335th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. The Wolfpack are 150th in turnovers per game with 13.4.

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Its going to be a rough fight for the Demon Deacons, but now that Jamie Newman has been named the starting quarterback and the situation is settled, theyll get the offense going right away and force the Aggies to press. As good as Utah State will be as the season goes on, its not going to be as sharp as it needs to be right away.

But last week against Army, Ellerbe ran for 103 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown, to spark a Rice ground game that averaged 6.0 yards per carry. Ellerbe led the Owls in rushing yards (408), carries (85) and touchdowns (six) in 2017 before a knee injury forced him to miss all but one game last season. In addition, Rice running back Nahshon Ellerbe looks healthy and ready to contribute.

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.