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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-8) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-16)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)

The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will travel to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in an ACC game on Wednesday.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 11-16 (2-13) and are coming off of a win against Boston College by a score of 74-48. Wake Forest has lost 11 of their last 12 games and is currently 14th in the ACC standings. Wake Forest is averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 79.5 points per game. Wake Forest is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Konstantinos Mitoglou is averaging 9.8 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for Wake Forest. Bryant Crawford is averaging 13.7 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest is shooting 66.1% on free throws, 32.5% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 18-8 (9-5) and are coming off of a loss to Georgia Tech by a score of 63-62. Notre Dame has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 5th in the ACC standings. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest by a score of 85-62 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Notre Dame is averaging 78 points per game while giving up 70.2 points per game. Notre Dame is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 16.4 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for Notre Dame. Zach Auguste (Questionable) is averaging 14 points per game and 10 rebounds per game for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame is shooting 73.4% on free throws, 37.8% on three-pointers, and 48.4% on all field goal attempts.

Notre Dame is 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 Wednesday games. Notre Dame is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The over is 4-1 in Notre Dame’s last 5 road games. Wake Forest is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a win. Wake Forest is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games. The over is 20-8 in Wake Forest’s last 28 home games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.

Notre Dame is the better team in this matchup and should be able to win on the road. Wake Forest really struggles on defense, giving up about 80 points per game. Notre Dame is the better shooting team and I like them in this game. 

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