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LSU vs. Wake Forest - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-3) at LSU Tigers (7-4)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)

The Line: LSU Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and LSU Tigers meet Tuesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look to build on their impressive 8-3 start to the year. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 79.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Devin Thomas is averaging 16.6 points and 10.5 rebounds while Bryant Crawford is averaging 13.4 points and five assists. Konstantinos Mitoglou is the third double-digit scorer and Cornelius Hudson is dishing 2.3 assists. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. Wake Forest is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing nine turnovers per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.

LSU vs. Wake Forest - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The LSU Tigers look for a statement win after splitting their last eight games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 82.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 78.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Ben Simmons is averaging 19.1 points and 13.1 rebounds while Keith Hornsby is averaging 17.3 points and 2.5 assists. Tim Quarterman is dishing 3.7 assists and Antonio Blakeney is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. LSU is allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The LSU Tigers have won 10 of their last 12 home games. Jalyn Patterson is questionable with a knee injury.

The Demon Deacons are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast. 

LSU plays its best ball by far at home and has the best player in this game. Wake Forest also needs to prove it can win on the road, as all of its key wins come at home or a neutral site. I'll take the Tigers and the reasonable chalk.

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LSU Tigers -4

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