UCLA vs.Wake Forest 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2) vs. UCLA Bruins (3-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -5.5 -- Over/Under: 159 See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons face off on Wednesday in Maui in college basketball action.
The UCLA Bruins are 3-2 this season and are coming off of a one-sided loss to Kansas on Tuesday. UCLA is averaging 80 points per game and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 80.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Bryce Alford leads UCLA averaging 17 points per game. Aaron Holiday is averaging 13.8 points, Tony Parker is averaging 13.4 points and 11.8 rebounds, and Thomas Welsh is averaging 13.2 points and 6.8 rebounds. UCLA looks like anything but a lock to make the NCAA Tournament and they are going to need to improve if they hope to get there.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-2 this season after suffering their second loss in three games losing to Vanderbilt on Tuesday. Wake Forest is averaging 79.2 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82 points and their opponents shoot 44.6 percent. Devin Thomas leads the Demon Deacons averaging 17 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Bryant Crawford is averaging 15.8 points, Konstantinos Mitoglou is averaging 13.2 points and 8.8 rebounds, and John Collins is averaging 11 points and 6.4 rebounds. Wake Forest can pound the boards and that is going to give teams a lot of trouble all season long.
UCLA is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 2-6 against the spread against the ACC, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games. Wake Forest is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 13-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The ltotal in this one is set at 159 and I see it going under that number even with the new shot clock and the under is my free pick.