Planning on watching today’s Tigers and Demon Deacons game? Catch the action at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC, as the Demon Deacons hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ACCN. The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 149.5 points, with Wake Forest being favored by -3.5 at home against Clemson.


The Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -3.5

This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum at 6:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Demon Deacons.
  • Not only will Wake Forest pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Clemson Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

After a 90-75 win over Syracuse, Clemson is 21-9 overall and 11-8 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Tigers are 7-5 on the road this season, and they are 4-2 as underdogs. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 5-5.

On the season, Clemson has been the underdog six times, going 4-2 in those games. They have been the underdog in five of their last 10 games, going 3-2. For the year, they are 17-7 when favored.

As the underdog this season, Clemson has been perfect vs. the spread, going 6-0. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers have an ATS record of 7-3. On the road, Clemson is 9-3 ATS this year and 7-1-2 over their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Clemson is 16-14. The average scoring total in their games this year is 149 points, which is similar to the average over/under line of 147.4. Today’s over/under line is 149.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Clemson’s offense scored 90 points against Syracuse. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.1%, and they went 15/16 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is PJ Hall, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.8, while Joseph Girard III also maintains a PPG average of 15.8 leading up to the game.

On the defensive side, Clemson is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.8 points per game. Clemson’s three-point defense is currently 211st in the country at 8.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.4% of their shots vs. Clemson.

Can the Demon Deacons Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Wake Forest enters this game as 3.5-point favorites, and they have been much better at home this season, going 16-3 compared to 2-9 on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, the Demon Deacons are an impressive 9-1.

Overall, Wake Forest has gone 18-12 this season, including a 10-9 record in ACC play. They are currently on a three-game losing streak, with their most recent game being a 70-69 loss to Georgia Tech.

At home this season, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 12-6-1 and an overall ATS mark of 15-14-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons are 6-4 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Wake Forest has gone 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record in Wake Forest games sits at 18-12. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season of 147.2. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Wake Forest offense ended with 69 points against Georgia Tech. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.1% and made 4 threes. The team’s top scorer is Hunter Sallis, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.2, while Kevin Miller also carries a PPG average of 15.6 into the game.

At present, the Demon Deacons’ defense is nationally ranked 126th, allowing 70.3 points per game. So far, the Wake Forest defense is giving up an average of 7.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (433rd).