Free NCAAB Picks - North Carolina Tar Heels vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 

North Carolina Tarheels players

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:07 PM GMT

The North Carolina Tarheels have played outstanding basketball all season long as they come into their matchup with Wake Forest as the #11 ranked team in the nation. The Tarheels come into this game as the betting favorite and with a ton of confidence. Can they be stopped?

  

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 

 

A Possible Final 4 Squad?

This is my opinion as much was expected from the Tarheels this season due to their level of talent and experience. This is a team that play's a very tough schedule. They've faced the likes of Wisconsin, Kentucky, N.C.State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Clemson, and the list goes on. Even the best teams aren't going to defeat every formidable foe, but this is a Tarheels squad that has the potential to go very far this season if their 51 point thrashing of N.C. is any indication of things to come.

 

UNC's Best

With Kennedy Meeks (12.6 points, 9.6 rebounds) dominating the paint, the Tarheels have the deadly combination of Justin Jackson (17.6 points, 4.7 rebounds) and Joel Berry II (15.4 points, 4.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds) to produce most of the offense and both of these players have elevated their game as of late.

In his last 2 games, Berry II is averaging 25 points per game, highlighted by a 31 point effort in a win over Clemson as he connected on 7- 3 pointers As for Jackson, he's coming off of a 21 point effort against N.C. State in which he drilled 6 -3-pointers. Wake Forest will have their hands full in this game.

As for the Demon Deacons, they've faced top-level competition, but have really hit a rough patch, losing 4 out of their last 6 games. Inter-conference play has a way of weeding out the contenders from the pretenders and Wake Forest is just not at the level of some of the better teams in the ACC.

 

Free NCAAB Pick: North Carolina Tarheels -8.5 (-110)

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