Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon NCAAB Betting Prediction

Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Prediction 3/9/2024

The Clemson Tigers (21-9) travel to face off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-12) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem and televised on ACCN. Clemson is coming off a win in their previous game, while Wake Forest is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Georgia Tech. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Clemson Tigers Are Coming Off A Win

Through 30 games, Clemson has a 21-9 record, including an 11-8 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Tigers are 7-5 on the road this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games.

As the underdog, Clemson is 4-2 this season, and they will enter tonight’s game against Wake Forest as 3.5-point underdogs. The Tigers have gone 2-1 in their last three road games and 3-2 in their last five.

As the underdog, Clemson has been a perfect 6-0 vs. the spread this season and they have an overall ATS mark of 16-12-2. On the road, the Tigers have gone 9-3 vs. the spread and they are 7-3 in their last 10 road games. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Clemson has an ATS record of 7-3 and they are 5-0 vs. the spread in their last 5 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record for Clemson is 16-14. On average, their games have finished with 149 points. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is similar to their average OU line of 147.4. Currently, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Wake Forest enters this game with an 18-12 record, including a 10-9 mark in ACC play. They have lost three straight games, including a 70-69 loss to Georgia Tech in their most recent game.

On the season, the Demon Deacons are 16-3 at home, and they have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home. Overall, they have been favored in 21 games, going 17-4 in those contests.

At home this season, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 12-6-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Wake Forest games is 18-12. Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year of 147.2. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Clemson Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Clemson offense put up 90 points against Syracuse. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.1% and made 11 threes. The team’s top scorer is PJ Hall, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.8, while Joseph Girard III also maintains a PPG average of 15.8 leading up to the game.

PJ Hall (C) 18.8 7.0 1.5
Joseph Girard III (G) 15.8 3.2 2.9
Chase Hunter (G) 12.4 2.5 2.9

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

Against Georgia Tech, the Wake Forest had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.6 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.1% in the game. Hunter Sallis led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Cameron Hildreth contributed 17 points for the Demon Deacons.

Hunter Sallis (G) 18.2 4.1 2.5
Kevin Miller (G) 15.6 2.8 3.8
Cameron Hildreth (G) 13.6 4.7 2.6

Clemson Team Defense

So far, the Tigers’ defense is ranked 138th in the country at 70.8 points per contest. Clemson’s three-point defense is currently 200th in the country at 8.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.4% of their shots vs. Clemson.

Wake Forest Team Defense

At this time, the Demon Deacons’ defense is positioned 125th in the country, permitting 70.3 points per game. In today’s game vs. Clemson, the Wake Forest defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Wake Forest made 17 free-throws vs. the Demon Deacons.

Tigers vs Demon Deacons Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Clemson has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 74 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Across the Demon Deacons last ten home games, the team averaged 71 points per game while allowing 74. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 2-8 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Tigers have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
  • The last ten games that Wake Forest was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 7-3 straight up.

Tigers vs Demon Deacons Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Demon Deacons to secure the win, with an expected final score of 75-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 149.5, and our model predicts the Tigers and Demon Deacons to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.