Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. North Carolina Tar Heels 1/22/24

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. North Carolina Tar Heels 1/22/24 NCAA Men’s Basketball Forecast, Picks, and Predictions

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-5) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (14-3)


Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. North Carolina Tar Heels 1/22/24 – On Monday, January 22, 2024 will mark an exciting contest between two rival teams when Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-5) take on North Carolina Tar Heels (14-3). As sports handicappers, we provide extensive analysis on both teams with key players, betting trends and our expert predictions – so let’s dive right in with this contest between Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Tar Heels with our free expert NCAAB analysis here to guide us all the way!


Wake Forest Demon Deacons have proven themselves a strong contender this season with their 12-5 record and 80.6 average scoring output per game. Their field goal percentage stands at 47.6% and three-point shooting at 38.2% is another key strength. Their free throw success rate stands at 79.9% as well, and Wake Forest excels in rebounding by grabbing an average of 35.1 rebounds per game while showing their defensive capabilities by averaging 6.3 steals and 4.7 blocks each game; however turnovers have been an issue; thus prompting them to be cautious when facing strong opponents such as Tar Heels.


North Carolina Tar Heels have enjoyed an outstanding start to their season, currently sitting at 14-3. Their offense has been especially potent; they average 83.9 points per game with 45.5% accuracy from both field play and three point range shooting, making for a formidable force on offense. At free throw line they have made 75.9% conversions while dominating on boards at 41.1 per game while maintaining strong defensive presences with 6.3 steals/4.6 blocks/game; turning over 10.5 times per game may prove troublesome when facing off against Demon Deacons this Saturday night!


Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. North Carolina Tar Heels 1/22/24 Game Info


When: Monday, January 22, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Dean E. Smith Center
Stream: Sofascore


 Kevin Miller (Guard) vs. RJ Davis (Guard)


Kevin Miller has been instrumental to the Demon Deacons’ success this season as a guard for them. Over 17 games played he averaged 17.8 points per game while also providing vital playmaking 4.3 assists per game and being an aggressive defender with 1.7 steals per game – not to mention boasting an 85.6% free throw percentage which proves his worth during crucial moments.


RJ Davis has been an effective force on Tar Heels team. Over 17 games played, Davis averaged 20.4 points per game to demonstrate his exceptional scoring prowess and playmaking capabilities. Furthermore, Davis contributed 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game; furthermore his free throw percentage stood out at 95.7%; his field goal percentage stood out with 43.5% field goal accuracy while 41.9% beyond the arc accuracy meant he can find ways to score.


When these key players clash on the court, it will be an intriguing clash of two talented guards with different strengths: Miller will bring his ability to create plays and disrupt opponents’ offenses while Davis brings scoring prowess and efficiency; it will be exciting to witness their individual impact in this matchup.


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


At present, betting odds for this game have yet to be set; for more accurate information as the match approaches. Stay updated by watching current odds periodically.


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends


Wake Forest’s recent performance and betting trends provide some insights. Over their last five games, they have won three victories but struggled against the spread by going 2-3; on the road this has been even more problematic with an even worse 1-3 record against it. Also noteworthy: four out of their last five totals went OVER (indicating high scoring matchups); 6 of 13 home games have seen this happen!


North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends


The Tar Heels have enjoyed an outstanding run, going unbeaten in five consecutive games with an impeccable 5-0 mark against both the spread (4-1) and totals (5-1); they’ve maintained an outstanding road 6-3 record against totals in that span; it should also be noted that only one of those five totals went OVER (one game totalling just 3 runs of over 20 points in any given match-up), suggesting they prefer lower scoring contests when away. At home they have seen four totals exceed 20 runs.


Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. North Carolina Tar Heels 1/22/24 Betting Picks


Careful analysis of team statistics, key player matchups and betting trends allows us to provide our insights and suggestions.


This match-up between Wake Forest and North Carolina promises to be an intense, competitive contest. Wake Forest has demonstrated strength in scoring and offensive efficiency while North Carolina boasts strong defense and recent form that make them formidable competitors. Given their proven ability against the spread, North Carolina may even hold an advantage here.


For a premium strategy picks, consider picking the Tar Heels against the spread and/or UNDER on total points. Both teams boast strong defenses which could result in a low scoring contest.


Free Pick and Prediction: North Carolina Tar Heels 74, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 68


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