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Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies (9-11) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)

The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Virginia Tech Hokies and Wake Forest Demon Deacons play Saturday at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

The Virginia Tech Hokies have lost seven of their last eight games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, VTech is averaging 66.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and is allowing 67 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Adam Smith is averaging 13.3 points and 2.7 rebounds while Ahmed Hill is averaging 8.6 points and four rebounds. Devin Wilson is dishing 4.4 assists and Jalen Hudson is shooting 48.8 percent. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four of their last seven games. Offensively, Virginia Tech is shooting 60.7 percent from the line and 38.9 percent from deep. Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU on the road. Justin Bibbs is expected to miss this game with a concussion.

Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons could use a feel good win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 70.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 70 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 14.2 points and four assists while Devin Thomas is averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Mitchell Wilbekin is shooting 37.9 percent. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and have given up 73 or less points in five of their last seven games. Offensively, Wake Forest is shooting 64.5 percent from the line and 32.4 percent from beyond the arc.

The Hokies are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a S.U. win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Hokies are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. 

Virginia Tech has been horrible on the road this season and it won't chage without Bibbs. Give me Wake Forest on its home court.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons -7.5

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