Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-14) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (22-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Tuesday at the Purcell Pavilion.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have split their last six games and look for their first ranked win. On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 70.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and is allowing 70.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 14.2 points and four assists while Devin Thomas is averaging 12.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Cornelius Hudson is 37.7 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have five players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 64.1 percent from the line and 34 percent from downtown. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last six games.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to bounce back after splitting their last four games. On the season, Notre Dame is averaging 79.2 points on 51.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points and 42.2 percent shooting. Jerian Grant is averaging 17 points and 6.2 assists while Pat Connaughton is averaging 13.3 points and eight rebounds. Zach Auguste is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Demetrius Jackson is shooting 51.1 percent from the line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 40 percent from deep. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in four of its last six games.
The Demon Deacons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Wake Forest won both of last year's meetings SU and has covered 11 of its last 16 games overall. Hard to argue with those numbers. I'll take Wake Forest and the points.