Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Pittsburgh NCAAB Betting Prediction

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Pittsburgh Prediction 3/14/2024

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (19-12) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Panthers (21-10) on Thursday, March 14th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:30 ET.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Pittsburgh Panthers

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Are Coming Off A Win

Wake Forest enters this game as the favorite, with a record of 18-4 when favored this season. They are 19-12 overall, including a 11-9 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

On the road, the Demon Deacons are just 2-9 this season, and they enter this game on a four-game losing streak away from home. For the season, Wake Forest’s average scoring margin on the road is -2.9 points per game.

When looking at Wake Forest’s overall ATS record this season, they have gone 16-14-1. However, their ATS mark on the road is just 3-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons are 7-3 vs. the spread.

For the season, the over/under record in Wake Forest games is 19-12, and today’s line of 145.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (147.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, and their over/under record during their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

As an underdog, Pittsburgh has gone 3-6 this season. On the year, they have a record of 21-10. At home, the Panthers have a record of 13-5, and their average scoring margin is +12.6 points per game.

Over their last three games at home, Pittsburgh has gone 3-0. In their most recent game, they defeated North Carolina State by a score of 81-73. So far, the Panthers have gone 7-3 in their last 10 home games.

As the underdog this season, Pittsburgh has gone 3-4-2 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 19-8-3, and they are 11-6-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Panthers have a record of 3-5-2.

So far this season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games sits at 18-11-1. Today’s line of 145.5 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (145.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points, and over their last five games, it is 148 points. This season, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Demon Deacons’ offense finished with 81 points, which is right in line with their current average of 78.7 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Demon Deacons have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 55th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 48th in terms of percentage and 104th in three-pointers made.

Hunter Sallis (G) 18.3 4.2 2.6
Kevin Miller (G) 15.4 2.7 3.7
Cameron Hildreth (G) 13.5 4.8 2.6

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Pittsburgh offense tallied 81 points in a matchup against North Carolina State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Blake Hinson, who is averaging 18.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Carlton Carrington also maintains a PPG average of 13.6 heading into game.

Blake Hinson (F) 18.8 4.6 0.8
Carlton Carrington (G) 13.6 5.2 4.2
Ishmael Leggett (G) 11.9 5.5 2.1

Wake Forest Team Defense

So far, the Demon Deacons’ defense is ranked 121st in the country at 70.5 points per contest. Wake Forest’s three-point defense is currently 92nd 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.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

So far, the Panthers’ defense is ranked 59th in the country at 67.5 points per contest. So far, the Pittsburgh defense is giving up an average of 6.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.8 times per game (364th).

Demon Deacons vs Panthers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 3-7 while averaging 71 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • Across their three previous home games, Pittsburgh has an ATS mark of 1-1-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 70 points per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Panthers have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-1-1.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Wake Forest has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 8-2 straight up.

Demon Deacons vs Panthers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +1.5, we have the Panthers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145.5, and our model projects the Demon Deacons and Panthers to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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