Planning on watching today’s Tigers and Demon Deacons game? Catch the action at TD Arena in Charleston, SC, as the Demon Deacons hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN2. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Demon Deacons as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 150 points.
LSU TIGERS VS WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -1
This game will be played at TD Arena at 3:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Demon Deacons.
- Not only will Wake Forest pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Do the Tigers Stand a Chance on the Road?
The LSU Tigers are set to take on Wake Forest, and they currently have a 2-2 overall record. In their last five road games, which includes last year, LSU has a record of 1-4. As of now, LSU has a 2-2 record against the spread going into today’s game. Last season, when playing on the road, LSU struggled with a 3-11 record vs. the spread.
After four games, LSU has an over/under record of 3-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 141.2 points per game so far. The Tigers’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 66 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the LSU offense tallied 66 points in a matchup against North Texas. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 4 threes. Will Baker is leading the team in scoring at 14.2 points per contest. Jalen Reed has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.2 going into the game.
Currently, the Tigers’ defense holds the 54th rank in the nation, allowing 65.0 points per game. Against North Texas in their most recent game, the LSU defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing North Texas to hit 50% of their shots.
Do the Demon Deacons Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
This will be Wake Forest’s fifth game of the season and they currently have a 2-2 overall record. In their previous ten home games, including those from last year, Wake Forest has a 3-7 record at home. As of now, Wake Forest holds a 2-2 ATS record heading into today’s matchup. In home games this season, Wake Forest is 2-1 vs. the spread, and in their last ten home games, they have a 5-4-1 ATS record.
Through four games, Wake Forest has an over/under record of 2-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 153.8 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Demon Deacons’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 80 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Wake Forest offense ended with 71 points against Towson. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 8 threes. Hunter Sallis is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 19. Meanwhile, Kevin Miller also brings a PPG average of 17.8 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Wake Forest defense is giving up an average of 74.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Towson, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 61 points vs. Wake Forest.