Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Florida State Seminoles NCAAB Betting prediction

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Florida Prediction 1/9/2024

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-3) travel to face off against the Florida State Seminoles (8-6) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee and televised on ACCN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Florida State Seminoles

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Are Coming Off A Win

Wake Forest enters this game against Florida State as the favorite, and they have been favored in 10 of their 14 games this season. So far, they have gone 9-1 when favored and 2-3 on the road.

After defeating Boston College in their most recent game, the Demon Deacons are on an eight-game winning streak. Over that stretch, they have gone 3-7 on the road, and their road record for the season is 1-1.

Wake Forest has an overall ATS record of 8-5 this season and they are 7-3 vs the spread when favored. On the road, the Demon Deacons have an ATS mark of 1-1 and their last 3 road ATS record is 2-1. As the favorite, Wake Forest has gone 2-0-1 ATS in their last 3 games and 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Wake Forest is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 159 points. On the season, their over/under record is 7-6 and the average scoring total in their games is 150.2 points.

The Florida State Seminoles Are Coming Off A Win

Florida State enters today’s game as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-2 this season when listed as the underdog. The Seminoles are 8-6 overall this season, and they have won two straight games. In conference play, Florida State is 2-1 compared to a 6-5 non-conference record.

At home, the Seminoles have gone 7-3 this season, and they have won their last two games. Over their last 10 games at home, Florida State is 7-3, and they are coming off a 77-74 win over Virginia Tech.

As the underdog, Florida State has a 3-1 record vs. the spread this season and their overall ATS mark is 7-6-1. At home, the Seminoles are 5-4-1 vs. the spread and their last 10 home ATS mark is 5-4-1.

Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Florida State’s games this season (151.2). So far, the over/under record in their games this year is 8-5-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points, and the over/under record in their last three games is 3-0. For the season, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 151.5.

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

The Wake Forest offense is coming off a game where they scored 84 points against Boston College. They posted a field goal percentage of 53.4% and connected on 10 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Hunter Sallis who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.4. Kevin Miller also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.6.

Hunter Sallis (G) 18.4 3.5 2.2
Kevin Miller (G) 17.6 2.6 4.1
Cameron Hildreth (G) 16.4 3.8 2.9

Florida State Offense Breakdown

The Florida State offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Virginia Tech. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.9% and connected on 3 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jamir Watkins, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12.6, while Darin Green Jr also carries a PPG average of 12.6 into the game.

Jamir Watkins (F) 12.6 6.3 3.0
Darin Green Jr (G) 12.6 2.6 0.9
Baba Miller (F) 7.6 5.1 1.6

Wake Forest Team Defense

So far, the Demon Deacons’ defense is ranked 132nd in the country at 69.6 points per contest. Wake Forest’s three-point defense is currently 108th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.0% of their shots vs. Wake Forest.

Florida State Team Defense

On the defensive side, Florida State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.6 points per game. In today’s game vs. Wake Forest, the Florida State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Florida State made 18 free-throws vs. the Seminoles.

Demon Deacons vs Seminoles Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Demon Deacons have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-2-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 74 points per game in this stretch.
  • Florida State has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 75 points per game while allowing 80. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Florida State has an ATS mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Wake Forest has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Demon Deacons vs Seminoles Prediction

The Seminoles come in as the underdog at +2.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 151.5 and our model has the Demon Deacons and Seminoles finishing with a combined 142 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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