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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Kansas Jayhawks Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/28/13

Kansas Jayhawks (4-0) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-0)

College Basketball: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm (Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort)

The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks travel to the Bahamas to face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the Battle 4 Atlantis Thanksgiving Day.

The Jayhawks are 4-0 and coming off a complete 88-58 thumping of Towson State in their opening round of the tournament November 22 in Lawrence. The fledgling Jayhawks shot a lights-out 60 percent from the field, while holding the Tigers to 36 percent shooting for the game and 20.7 percent in the first half before sitting their starters. Freshman G Andrew Wiggins, the nation’s top recruit, had a team-high 16 points and 7 rebounds on 75 percent from the field and hit 3 of 4 from the line. Sophomore G Andrew White III scored 13 points on 66 percent shooting and made 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, and freshman G Wayne Selden finished with 12 points on 66 percent from the field. On the season, Kansas ranks 2nd nationally in shooting percentage at 56 percent and 25th in the nation at 87 ppg, while Wiggins and sophomore G Perry Ellis lead the Jayhawks in scoring at 16.8 ppg each.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Kansas Jayhawks Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/28/13

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Wake Forest comes into the contest with a record of 5-0 for their best start since 2008-09 when they began the season 16-0. The Demon Deacons are led by sophomore G Codi Mille-McIntyre, who’s averaging 18.6 ppg. and sophomore F Devin Thomas, who averages 14.4 ppg and a team-leading 11.6 rpg. Wake Forest topped the Citadel 82-54 in its last outing Nov. 21 in Winston-Salem. The Demon Deacons shot 43 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc, while holding the Bulldogs to 35 percent from the floor and just 25 percent from distance. The Citadel got within striking distance, several times trimming the Wake Forest lead to seven points until the Demon Deacons went on an 18-3 run to go ahead 75-47 with 4:16 left in the game. Senior G Coron Williams was the high man with 12 points on 57 percent shooting.

The line in this one is currently set at -13 for Kansas, which is kind of approaching a beatdown. Wake Forest’s tightest game was a seven-point win over Jacksonville, while Kansas put the wood to everyone except Duke and even beat them convincingly. The Jayhawks cover.

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