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    Drake Maye will lead the North Carolina Tar Heels (8-1) into their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-2) at Truist Field on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET.

    The Demon Deacons are the favorites (-3.5) in their matchup versus the Tar Heels, with the over/under at 76.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Demon Deacons are -173 and the Tar Heels are +141.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Wake Forest vs. North Carolina

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Truist Field
    Demon Deacons vs Tar Heels Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Demon Deacons -3.5 -112 -110 76.5 -110 -112 -173 +141

    Wake Forest Betting Insights

    • So far this season, North Carolina has compiled a 4-4-1 record against the spread.
    • North Carolina is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Out of North Carolina’s nine games with a set total, five have hit the over (55.6%).

    Wake Forest Stats & Insights

    • Wake Forest ranks 35th in total offense (434.6 yards per game) and 71st in total defense (379.1 yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Wake Forest ranks 76th in scoring defense this season (27.0 points allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 38.9 points per game.
    • On offense, Wake Forest has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 14th-best in the FBS by totaling 297.5 per game. The Demon Deacons rank 71st on defense (233.5 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Offensively, Wake Forest ranks 85th in the FBS with 137.1 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 69th in rushing yards allowed per contest (145.6).
    • Wake Forest is putting up a 45.9% third-down conversion rate on offense (29th in the FBS), and ranks 63rd on the other side of the ball with a 37.8% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Wake Forest has forced 13 total turnovers (53rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 13 times (67th in the FBS) for an even turnover margin, 100th-ranked in college football.

    Wake Forest’s Best Players

    • Sam Hartman has 2,423 pass yards for Wake Forest, completing 62.7% of his passes and recording 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season.
    • Justice Ellison has carried the ball 108 times for a team-high 453 yards on the ground and has found the end zone four times.
    • This season, Christian Turner has carried the ball 93 times for 382 yards (42.4 per game) and six touchdowns.
    • A.T. Perry has hauled in 47 receptions for 711 yards (79.0 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone six times as a receiver.
    • Jahmal Banks has caught 33 passes for 477 yards (53.0 yards per game) and eight touchdowns this year.
    • Donavon Greene’s 28 receptions have turned into 475 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Rondell Bothroyd leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has 2.0 TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Ryan Smenda Jr. is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 41 tackles and 4.0 TFL.
    • Coby Davis has a team-high one interception to go along with four tackles and one pass defended.

    North Carolina Betting Insights

    • So far this season, North Carolina has put together a 4-4-1 record against the spread.
    • North Carolina is 2-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs.
    • North Carolina has gone over in five of their nine games with a set total (55.6%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • On defense, North Carolina is bottom-25, surrendering 457.7 total yards per game (10th-worst). Fortunately, it is thriving on the other side of the ball, posting 496.8 total yards per contest (eighth-best).
    • North Carolina’s offense has been dominant, compiling 40.6 points per game (eighth-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 105th by giving up 31.0 points per game.
    • While North Carolina’s pass defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 12th-worst by allowing 277.6 passing yards per game, its offense ranks sixth-best with 329.8 passing yards per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, North Carolina ranks 56th in the FBS on offense (167.0 rushing yards per game) and 105th defensively (180.1 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • North Carolina ranks 23rd-worst in third-down conversion percentage allowed (43.5%), but at least it has been playing well on offense, ranking 13th-best in third-down rate (50.0%).
    • At +1, North Carolina owns the 62nd-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 10 forced turnovers (92nd in the FBS) and nine turnovers committed (23rd in the FBS).

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Maye has thrown for 2,964 yards on 222-of-312 passing with 31 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 513 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
    • Omarion Hampton has racked up 358 yards (on 78 attempts) with six touchdowns.
    • Josh Downs leads his squad with 693 receiving yards on 63 catches with eight touchdowns.
    • Antoine Green has caught 26 passes and compiled 597 receiving yards (66.3 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • J.J. Jones’ 32 targets have resulted in 17 grabs for 337 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Noah Taylor has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 4.0 TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray, North Carolina’s top tackler, has 69 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
    • Storm Duck leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 20 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four passes defended.

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