Planning on watching today’s Demon Deacons and Panthers game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 2:30 ET on ESPN2. Wake Forest is favored by -1.5 in this Atlantic Coast conference contest against Pittsburgh. The game’s over/under currently sits at 146 points.


The Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers +1.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 2:30 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will Pittsburgh pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Wake Forest Secure a Road Victory?

Wake Forest has been a completely different team at home compared to on the road this season. They are 18-3 at home compared to just 2-9 on the road. They come into this game with a 4-game road losing streak and have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games away from home.

Overall, Wake Forest is 19-12 on the season and has won two in a row. They are 19-4 when favored this season. In their last game, they beat Notre Dame by a score of 72-59.

Wake Forest’s ATS record this season is 17-14-1, but they have struggled vs. the spread on the road, going just 3-8. However, they have fared better as the favorite, going 15-7-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons have gone 7-3 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Wake Forest is 19-13 and the average scoring total in their games is 148.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 146 is lower than their average OU line of 147, but the average scoring total in their last three games is only 142 points.

Compared to their season average of 78.5 points per game, Wake Forest struggled in their previous game. Against Notre Dame, the Demon Deacons scored 72 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 45%. Offensively, the Demon Deacons have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 55th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 45th in percentage and 109th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Wake Forest defense is giving up an average of 70.5 points per contest. Wake Forest’s three-point defense is currently 95th in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.6% of their shots vs. Wake Forest.

Do the Panthers Stand a Chance at Home?

With a 21-10 record, Pittsburgh has been a solid team this season. They have won three straight games, and their record in the ACC is 12-7. At home, the Panthers are 13-5, and they have won six straight games in their own building.

So far this season, Pittsburgh has been the underdog in nine games, and they have gone 3-6 in those contests. Overall, they have been the underdog in just nine games compared to being the favorite in 21 games. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +12.6 points per game.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has gone 3-4-2 vs. the spread this year. However, their home ATS mark is 11-6-1, including a perfect 3-0 record in their last three games. Overall, the Panthers are 19-8-3 vs. the spread this season.

Today’s over/under line of 146 is just below the average over/under line of 145.3 in Pittsburgh’s games this season. Their over/under record is 18-11-1. The average scoring total in their last three games is 156 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Pittsburgh’s offense scored 81 points against North Carolina State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they went 9/12 from the free-throw line. Carlton Carrington was the leading scorer for the Panthers, putting up 23 points. In addition, Blake Hinson contributed 21 points.

The Panthers’ defense is presently ranked 59th nationally, allowing an average of 67.5 points per contest. Against North Carolina State in their most recent game, the Pittsburgh defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing North Carolina State to hit 50% of their shots.