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Miami Hurricanes vs. Wake Forest Prediction 1/6/2024

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes (11-2) travel to face off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-3) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem and televised on CW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:15 ET.

Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

Coming into today’s matchup, Miami (FL) is the underdog with a point spread of +3. So far this season, the Hurricanes have an overall record of 11-2 and are currently on a four-game winning streak. In their last game, Miami took down Clemson by a score of 95-82.

So far this season, Miami has been favored in 11 of their 13 games and have a record of 10-1 in those matchups. However, when playing on the road, the Hurricanes are just 0-2 this year and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

So far this season, Miami has an ATS record of 8-5. At home, they are 8-3 vs. the spread, and their overall record as the favorite is 7-4. However, on the road, the Hurricanes have yet to cover the spread in two tries this year, and their last three road games vs. the spread have been losses. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Miami is 7-3 vs. the spread.

Through 13 games this season, the over/under record for Miami (FL) is 8-5. The average scoring total in their games this year is 156.2 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 154. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 160.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 160 points.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Are Coming Off A Win

Wake Forest will be looking to extend their winning streak to nine games as they take on Miami (FL) as three-point favorites. So far, the Demon Deacons are 9-2 at home this season and have an average scoring margin of +14.9 points per game at home.

In their last game, Wake Forest defeated Boston College by a score of 84-78. Over their last 10 games at home, the Demon Deacons are 8-2.

Wake Forest has an ATS record of 8-5 this season and they are 7-4 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Wake Forest games is 7-6. On average, the scoring total in their games is 150.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 160.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (146.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 156 points.

Miami (FL) Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Miami (FL)’s offense scored 95 points against Clemson. Their field goal percentage for the game was 53%, and they went 14/15 from the free-throw line. Nijel Pack led the team in scoring, putting up 25 points. Additionally, Norchad Omier contributed 23 points for the Hurricanes.

Norchad Omier (F) 18.0 9.5 1.3
Matthew Cleveland (G) 15.5 5.3 2.0
Wooga Poplar (G) 16.2 5.2 2.2

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Demon Deacons’ offense tallied 84 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 81.5 points per game. Hunter Sallis is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.4 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Kevin Miller brings a PPG average of 16.9 into the game.

Hunter Sallis (G) 18.4 3.2 2.2
Kevin Miller (G) 16.9 2.6 4.3
Cameron Hildreth (G) 15.8 3.8 2.9

Miami (FL) Team Defense

Currently, the Hurricanes’ defense holds the 127th rank in the nation, allowing 70.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Miami (FL)’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.7% this season.

Wake Forest Team Defense

The Demon Deacons’ defense is presently ranked 96th nationally, allowing an average of 68.7 points per contest. Against Boston College in their most recent game, the Wake Forest defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing Boston College to hit 41% of their shots.

Hurricanes vs Demon Deacons Trends

  • Across the Hurricanes last five road games, the team averaged 74 points per game while allowing 82. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Wake Forest has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 77 points per game while allowing 77. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Miami (FL) posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.

Hurricanes vs Demon Deacons Prediction

The Demon Deacons is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 75-68. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Demon Deacons at -3.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 160.5, and our model projects the Hurricanes and Demon Deacons to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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