Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Demon Deacons versus the Seminoles? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ACCN. The game will be played at Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL. In this Atlantic Coast matchup, the Demon Deacons are the betting favorite against the Seminoles. The over/under for the game is 150.5 points.
WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS VS FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida State Seminoles +3
This game will be played at Donald L. Tucker Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-67 in favor of the Seminoles.
- Not only will Florida State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 141 points.
Can Wake Forest Live Up to the Hype on the Road?
Wake Forest enters this game as the favorite, as they are 10-1 when they are favored this season. They have won nine games in a row, and they are 11-3 overall.
The Demon Deacons have been much better at home compared to on the road, as they are 10-2 at home compared to 1-1 on the road. They have won eight straight games at home, and their average margin of victory at home is +14.0 points per game.
Wake Forest has an overall ATS record of 8-5-1 this season. As the favorite, they are 7-3-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 1-1 and their last 3 road ATS record is 2-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons have a mark of 6-3-1 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Wake Forest sits at 8-6, and the average over/under line in their games is 147. Currently, the over/under line for today’s game is 150.5. This year, 11 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line, and their games have an average of 151.5 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and the average scoring total in those games is 159 points.
In their latest game, Wake Forest’s offense looked good, scoring 86 points against Miami (FL). They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.3% and made 16/21 free throws. Hunter Sallis is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.4. Meanwhile, Kevin Miller also brings a PPG average of 17.6 into the game.
So far, the Demon Deacons’ defense is ranked 132nd in the country at 69.6 points per contest. Wake Forest will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Miami (FL) to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.
Do the Seminoles Have a Shot at a Home Win?
Florida State comes into this game as a slight underdog, as they are getting 3 points at home. So far this season, the Seminoles have gone 8-6, including a 2-1 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Over their last 10 games at home, Florida State has gone 7-3, and they are currently on a two-game winning streak. In their last game, they defeated Virginia Tech by a score of 77-74.
Against the spread, Florida State has gone 7-6-1 this season. At home, their ATS record is 5-4-1 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Seminoles are 5-5 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Florida State games is 8-5-1, and today’s line of 150.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games of 151.2. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 150.2, which is just below today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and their average scoring total in those games is 152 points.
In their recent matchup, the Florida State offense ended with 77 points against Virginia Tech. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.9% and made 3 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Amir Spears with 11 points. Cameron Corhen also added 11 points for the Seminoles.
At this time, the Seminoles’ defense is positioned 205th in the country, permitting 73.6 points per game. Florida State’s three-point defense is currently 151st in the country at 7.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.6% of their shots vs. Florida State.