Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - 3/10/15 ACC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (10-21) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-18)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Tuesday in the first round of the ACC Tournament.
The Virginia Tech Hokies look to snap a seven-game losing streak. On the season, Virginia Tech is averaging 65.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 69.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Adam Smith is averaging 13.7 points and 2.6 rebounds while Justin Bibbs is averaging 11.8 points and 1.8 assists. Ahmed Hill is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Devin Wilson is dishing 4.2 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies have four players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 63.4 percent from the line and 39.3 percent from deep. Defensively, VT is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in six of its last seven games.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 68.7 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 71.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 14.3 points and 4.1 assists while Devin Thomas is averaging 11.7 points and 8.8 rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Mitchell Wilbekin is shooting 36.9 percent. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have four players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 63.5 percent from the line and 33.4 percent from deep. Defensively, WF is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in four of its last five games.
The Hokies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Demon Deacons are 16-35 ATS in their last 51 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
These two teams are about as even as it gets, which is why their meeting earlier this season can down to the last play. In a toss up contest, I have no choice but to side with the points.