North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

College Football Betting Week 3 Preview North Carolina vs. Wake Forest

At the beginning of his return to North Carolina, there was considerable excitement about Mack Brown. After all, North Carolina fans know him well from their glory days in 1996 and 1997. Carolina was never the same after he left for Texas. However, his return has brought a level of excitement at Chapel Hill that is normally reserved for basketball. Tar Heel backers have been in the college football betting black so far. In the same way, Wake Forest has responded well to head coach David Clawson. The Demon Deacons are now a respected regular bowl contender.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Date and Time:Friday, September 13, 2019, 6 p.m. ET
Location:BB&T Field, Winston Salem, North Carolina
North Carolina vs. Wake Forest TV Coverage:ESPN
College Football Betting odds at SBG
TeamSpreadTotalML
North Carolina +3 (-105)66½ (-110)+140
Wake Forest -3 (-115)66½ (-110)-160
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Overview

To begin with, the online betting script has been flipped at North Carolina. To illuminate the Tar Heels are 2-0 both straight up and against the spread. Carolina is coming off a 28-25 win as 5-point home dogs against Miami. Along the same lines Wake Forest is 2-0 straight up but 0-1-1 on the board. Wake is coming off a 41-21 win and push at Rice.

Key Tar Heels: QB Sam Howell (65% COMP, 519 YDS, 10.8 AVG, 4 TD, 0 INT, 182.9 RTG), RB Javonte Williams (28 YDS, 178 YDS, 6.4 YPC, 1 TD), WR Dyami Brown (8 REC, 149 YDS, 18.6 YPC, 2 TD), WR Dazz Newsome (6 REC, 120 YDS, 20.0 YPC, 1 TD)

Key Demon Deacons: QB Jamie Newman (74% COMP, 713 YDS, 9.6 AVG, 6 TD, 0 INT, 182 RTG), RB Kenneth Walker III (9 ATT, 125 YDS, 13.9 AVG, 1 TD), RB Cade Carney (25 ATT, 105 YDS, 4.2 YPC, 0 TD), WR Scotty Washington (11 REC, 204 YDS, 18.5 YPC, 3 TD), WR Sage Surratt (13 REC, 203 YDS, 15.6 YPC, 2 TD), PK Nick Sciba (10-10 XP, 3-3 FG)

North Carolina and Wake Forest Vs. The Line

The Tar Heels are:

  • 4-5-1 with the odds in their last 10 away games
  • 7-2 over the total on the road
  • 4-2 vs. the board in their last 6 Atlantic Coast Conference games
  • 6-1 over the total in away ACC Games
  • 5-2 against the spread in their last7 games with Wake Forest
  • 4-1 over the total vs. Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons are:

  • 1-8 against the line in their last 9 home games
  • 6-2 over the total when playing at BB&T Field
  • 2-6-1 against the spread at home vs. ACC teams
  • 3-6 under the total when hosting the ACC
  • 3-1 on the board at home against North Carolina
  • 1-2-1 under the total when hosting the Tar Heels

North Carolina vs. Wake Forest College Football Betting Picks

In this situation, Wake Forest’s “Clawfense” may have a college football betting advantage against the 94th ranked Carolina defense. But the Demon Deacons 118th ranked defense leaves them exposed. Look for Mack Magic to continue with Carolina Blue going black yet again!

North Carolina vs. Wake Forest College Football Betting Prediction: North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina vs. Wake Forest College Football Betting Score Prediction: North Carolina 31, Wake Forest 27

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