Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/15/14
North Carolina State Wolfpack (11-5) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Wake Forest to play the Demon Deacons on Wednesday night.
N.C. State dropped to 11-5 on the season after losing to Virginia at home 76-45 on Saturday. The Wolfpack shot only 28.9% from the field and only 20% from behind the arc. N.C. State reached the free-throw line 23 times and shot 73.9% from the charity stripe. The Wolfpack allowed Virginia to shoot 46.8% from the field and the Cavaliers outrebounded them 40-28. T.J. Warren finished with only 4 points and 3 rebounds in the blowout loss. Anthony Barber only had 3 points and 1 assists for the Wolfpack. On the year, Warren leads the team with 22.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Barber averages 11.7 points per game and a team-high 4.3 assists per game. The Wolfpack average 72.7 points per game while shooting 46.4% from the field as a team this season. N.C. State has lost three out of their last five games after winning seven straight. The Wolfpack are 2-2 on the road this season.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons dropped to 11-5 on the year after losing at Pittsburgh 80-65 on Saturday. Wake Forest shot 39.2% from the field and 33.3% from long distance. The Demon Deacons reached the free-throw line 31 times and made 67.7% of their attempts. Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 10 points and 4 assists, while Devin Thomas led the team with 17 points and 9 rebounds. On the year, Miller-McIntyre averages a team-high 15.6 points and 3.9 assists per game for the Demon Deacons. Thomas averages 11.1 points per game and a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game. Wake Forest is shooting 44.4% from the field and is averaging 73.3 points per game as a team this season. The Demon Deacons are a great rebounding team, ranking 23rd in the country with 40.3 boards per game. After losing three out of their last four games, the Demon Deacons will head home after playing three of their last four on the road.
The Wolfpack have won six out of their last seven games against Wake Forest, including a 15-point win at Wake Forest last year. N.C. State has been inconsistent all year and is coming off an awful performance against Virginia on Saturday. Wake Forest had a tough go of it on the road in the past week, but they will be home for this one, where they have played well. I’m taking the home team to get the job done on Wednesday night.