Miami Hurricanes vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/8/14
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (16-14) at Miami Hurricanes (15-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Miami to play the Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons improved to 16-14, 6-11 ACC after beating Duke 82-72 on Wednesday night. On the season, Codi Miller-McIntyre is leading the Demon Deacons in scoring and assists, averaging 13.4 points and 4 assists per game. Devin Thomas is averaging 11.2 points per game along with a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game. Wake Forest is averaging 69.8 points per game while shooting 44.9% from the field as a team this season. The Demon Deacons are a good rebounding team, averaging 35.9 boards per contest. Wake Forest had lost seven straight games before earning a two wins out of their last three games over the past week. The Demon Deacons will head out on the road for their last regular season game; Wake Forest has lost their last four road games in conference play.
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The Miami Hurricanes dropped to 15-15, 6-11 ACC after losing at Clemson 58-54 on Tuesday night. On the season, Rion Brown is averaging a team-high 15 points per game along with a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game. Garrius Adams is averaging 10.2 points per game and a team-high 2.9 assists per contest. The Hurricanes are shooting only 41.4% from the field this season while averaging 61.7 points per game as a team. The Hurricanes are a decent rebounding team, pulling down 35.2 boards per game. Miami won back-to-back games a few weeks ago, but they have since lost two out of their last three games. The Hurricanes will be home for senior night and their final home game on Saturday. Miami has won their last two home games in conference play.
Wake Forest is coming off a huge win at home on senior night over the Duke Blue Devils, so I think they are due for a letdown here. Miami has been inconsistent all year but they have played pretty good at home against average squads. I think the Hurricanes get the win but Wake Forest covers on Saturday.