What is more fun to fade then a trendy public dog? For me, the answer is not much. This spot Friday night presents a great opportunity to do just that. North Carolina started their season with an upset win on a neutral against South Carolina, although QB Jake Bentley did play through a gnarly foot injury. The Heels followed that performance up with a nice home win over Miami.
So why are we looking to fade this team? Well, several reasons. First and foremost the market is racing to over correct their UNC numbers and this often leaves bookmakers open for errors in over adjustments.
Next this matchup is really not suited for UNC to see success as they do not have the weapons they have had in years past to keep up the pace. Wake runs a mini air raid which is tough for to defend for even the most elite defense’s and UNC’s has looked solid however depth will be an issue for this squad as Heels are forced to replace their leading tackler for the past three seasons and in the secondary the Heels lost three cornerbacks this Spring and depth is a serious question. Not good against the passing attack Wake features.
The Heels will benefit from sticking around the Carolina’s for the third time this season but playing a very uptempo style offense and a stark contrast from the offenses they have faced thus far. This will be a true test and clash of styles of play, his Wake team should cause massive matchup problems with their skilled receivers and I do not believe UNC has the offensive firepower to keep up.
Wake Forest -3