Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hurricanes and Demon Deacons. The game is starting at 2:15 ET on CW, and it’s hosted by the Demon Deacons at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC. Get ready to place your bets! This Atlantic Coast conference matchup has an over/under of 159.5 points, and the Demon Deacons are favored to win at home vs. the Hurricanes.

MIAMI (FL) HURRICANES VS WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -4.5

This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum at 2:15 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS:

  • 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 -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 159.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

No Pressure for Miami (FL) as Away Dogs

After winning their last four games, the Miami Hurricanes head to Wake Forest as 4.5-point underdogs. So far, the Hurricanes have gone 11-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play. In their last game, they defeated Clemson by a score of 95-82.

At home, Miami is a perfect 11-0 this season and have an average scoring margin of +21.9 points per game. However, on the road, they are just 0-2 and have gone 6-4 in their last ten road games. So far this season, Miami has been favored in 11 of their 13 games.

On the season, Miami has an ATS record of 8-5 and they are 1-1 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last three road games, the Hurricanes are 0-3 ATS and they are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, Miami’s ATS record is 7-3 over their last 10 games.

On the season, the over/under record for Miami (FL) is 8-5, and today’s over/under line of 159.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (154). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 160 points.

Miami (FL)’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 95 points against Clemson. They had an overall field goal percentage of 53% and made 14/15 free throws. Leading the team in scoring is Norchad Omier, who is averaging 18 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Matthew Cleveland also maintains a PPG average of 15.5 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Miami (FL) defense is giving up an average of 70.7 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Miami (FL) defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Clemson knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 82 points.

Will Wake Forest Make it Happen at Home?

Wake Forest will be the favorite in today’s matchup against Miami (FL), as they are favored by 4.5 points. So far this season, the Demon Deacons have gone 10-3 and have won their last eight games.

At home, Wake Forest is 9-2 this season and has an average scoring margin of +14.9 points per game. In their last game, the Demon Deacons defeated Boston College by a score of 84-78.

When looking at Wake Forest’s ATS record this season, they are currently 8-5. At home, the Demon Deacons are 7-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Wake Forest has gone 7-3 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record in Wake Forest games is 7-6. The average scoring total in their games this year is 150.2 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 146.1. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 156 points.

The Demon Deacons’ offense finished with 84 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 81.5 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Demon Deacons have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 61st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 48th in terms of percentage and 113rd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Demon Deacons’ defense holds the 100th rank in the nation, allowing 68.7 points per game. The Wake Forest defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Boston College to connect on 9 threes.