Pittsburgh vs Wake Forest Demon NCAAB Betting Prediction

Pittsburgh vs Wake Forest Demon Prediction 2/20/2024

The Pittsburgh Panthers (17-8) travel to face off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (16-9) on Tuesday, February 20th. This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem and televised on ACCN. Pittsburgh is coming off a win in their previous game, while Wake Forest is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Virginia. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their matchup with Wake Forest, the Panthers have been playing well as of late. They have won five games in a row and are 17-8 overall this season. On the road, they have gone 7-2, and their average scoring margin away from home is +7.7. For the year, they are 3-4 as the underdog.

Most recently, Pittsburgh took down Louisville by a score of 86-59. Over their last 10 road games, the Panthers have gone 7-3, and their record in Atlantic Coast Conference play is 8-5. So far, they have been the underdog in seven games, going 3-4.

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

This season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 14-10, and today’s line of 144 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (145.3). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points, and the OU record in their games over their last 10 contests is 4-5.

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

Wake Forest will be looking to bounce back after a close 49-47 loss to Virginia. The Demon Deacons have been fantastic at home this season, going 14-2, and they have won 10 straight games at home.

Overall, Wake Forest is 16-9, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak. In ACC play, the Demon Deacons are 8-6, and they are 15-2 when favored this season.

As the favorite this season, Wake Forest has gone 11-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons have an ATS record of 7-2-1. At home this year, Wake Forest is 10-5-1 vs. the spread.

Wake Forest’s over/under record this season is 14-11 and their games have averaged 148.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 144 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 and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

Pittsburgh is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 86 points vs. Louisville. This figure is more than their season average of 75.6 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Blake Hinson, who is averaging 19.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Carlton Carrington also maintains a PPG average of 13.1 heading into game.

Blake Hinson (F) 19.2 5.0 0.7
Carlton Carrington (G) 13.1 5.3 4.4
Ishmael Leggett (G) 12.1 5.4 2.3

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

Wake Forest offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 47 points against Virginia. In that game, they made 5/21 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 34.5%. In terms of offense, the Demon Deacons have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 84th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 67th in percentage and 98th in three-pointers made.

Hunter Sallis (G) 18.4 4.0 2.4
Kevin Miller (G) 15.4 2.8 3.8
Andrew Carr (F) 13.6 6.9 1.3

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Currently, the Panthers’ defense holds the 44th rank in the nation, allowing 66.2 points per game. Against Louisville, the Panthers’ defense gave up 59 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Louisville only made 9 free-throws.

Wake Forest Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Wake Forest defense is giving up an average of 69.8 points per contest. Against Virginia, the Demon Deacons’ defense gave up 49 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Virginia only made 1 free-throws.

Panthers vs Demon Deacons Trends

  • Although Pittsburgh has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 7-2-1. The team averaged 74 points per game in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Demon Deacons have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 66 points per game in these contests.
  • The Panthers have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-1-1 against the spread.
  • 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 7-2-1.

Panthers vs Demon Deacons Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Demon Deacons vs. Demon Deacons matchup, we’re leaning towards the Demon Deacons at -6.5. Although our projections show the Demon Deacons winning 74-69, we suggest placing your bet on the Panthers for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 144, and our model projects the Panthers and Demon Deacons to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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