The Panthers and Demon Deacons are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ACCN. The Demon Deacons will host the game at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC. The odds for this Atlantic Coast conference game currently have Wake Forest as the -6.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144.5 points.


The Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers +6.5

This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Demon Deacons.
  • Even though we have Wake Forest winning straight-up, we like Pittsburgh at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Pittsburgh Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Despite being the underdog, Pittsburgh has been very successful on the road this season. The Panthers have gone 7-2 away from home, and they have won their last two road games. Over their last 10 games on the road, Pittsburgh has gone 7-3.

Overall, the Panthers have won five straight games, and they are 17-8 on the season. They have gone 8-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference games, and they are 9-3 in non-conference games.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has been solid against the spread this season, going 3-3-1. Their overall ATS mark is 15-7-2, and they have gone 7-1-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Panthers have an ATS record of 5-4-1.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Pittsburgh’s games this season (145.3). Their over/under record this year is 14-10. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their OU record during this span is 1-2.

The Pittsburgh offense is coming off a game where they scored 86 points against Louisville. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.3% and connected on 15 threes. Blake Hinson is leading the team in scoring at 19.2 points per contest. Carlton Carrington has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.1 going into the game.

Pittsburgh’s defense has been playing well, ranking 44th nationally, with 66.2 points allowed per game. Against Louisville in their most recent game, the Pittsburgh defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Louisville to hit 46% of their shots.

Will the Demon Deacons Come Through as Home Favorites?

Wake Forest will look to bounce back from a two-game losing streak when they host Pittsburgh. The Demon Deacons are 16-9 overall, including a 14-2 mark at home.

For the season, Wake Forest has been favored in 17 of their 25 games, going 15-2 in those contests. They have been even better at home, going 10-0 in their last 10 games.

As the favorite, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 11-5-1 this season and has gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Demon Deacons have an ATS mark of 10-5-1 this year and are 7-2-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 games at home. In their last 3 home games, Wake Forest has gone 2-1 ATS.

On the season, the over/under record in Wake Forest games is 14-11. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (147.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points compared to their season average of 148.8 points per game. In their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2.

In their latest game, Wake Forest offense put up 47 points against Virginia. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 34.5% and made 5 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Demon Deacons offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 22.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

At this time, the Demon Deacons’ defense is positioned 115th in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. Against Virginia in their most recent game, the Wake Forest defense gave up a total of 49 points while allowing Virginia to hit 40% of their shots.