UNC vs. Wake Forest Prediction

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 9/13/19 Predictions

Will Wake Forest manage to get out to a 3-0 start to the season when the Demon Deacons play host to North Carolina tonight at 6PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

103 North Carolina vs. 104 Wake Forest

Friday, September 13, 2019

6PM ET – BB&T Field

TV: ESPN

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Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, Wake Forest is the slight favorite in this game, as the Demon Deacons are getting odds of -3 points against the Tar Heels. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 65.5 points. The public betting currently has 53 percent going on North Carolina as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Wake Forest starting hot

Wake Forest is off to a 2-0 start thanks to a 41-21 win at Rice this past weekend. The Demon Deacons pushed as a 20-point favorite and are 0-1-1 against the spread thus far while hitting the over in both games.

The Demon Deacons have put up some big offensive numbers against some weak teams thus far. They are averaging 39.5 points and 546 yards per contest on offense thanks to nearly 360 passing yards per game. Defensively, Wake is giving up 28 points and 458.5 yards per contest. Quarterback Jamie Newman is off to a great start, throwing for 713 yards and six touchdowns to lead the team. He has two receivers with over 200 yards already in Scotty Washington and Sage Surratt.

North Carolina looks for 3-0 start

North Carolina is off to a surprising 2-0 start to the season with narrow wins over South Carolina and Miami. The Tar Heels are 2-0 against the spread so far in the Mack Brown-era while splitting the over/under at 1-1.

UNC is off to a pretty solid start on both sides of the ball. Despite averaging just 26 points thus far, they are putting up 436 yards per game through a balanced attack. Defensively, the Heels are giving up 22.5 points and 379 yards per game. The defense did take a big hit against Miami as Patrice Rene was lost for the season with a torn ACL. The CB had six tackles through two games. QB Sam Howell has been leading the team this year with 519 passing yards and four touchdowns. Javonte Williams is leading the ground attack with 178 yards and a score while Dyami Brown has eight catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns.

College Football Betting Trends

Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games on fieldturf.

North Carolina

North Carolina is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 against a winning team and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 ACC games.

Prediction:

North Carolina has been overlooked in its first two games and is being overlooked again tonight. The Tar Heels have been able to beat solid competition in its first two games, yet finds itself as an underdog against an unproven Wake Forest team. The Tar Heels have covered the spread in five of their last seven against the Demon Deacons and I think their physicality will be a problem for Wake. Don’t look for the Demon Deacons to remain tough offensively tonight.

College Football Week 3 Prediction: North Carolina +3

Related: North Carolina vs. Wake Forest Total Prediction

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