Wake Forest vs. Miami - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (15-8) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Wednesday at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
The Miami Hurricanes hope to get back on track after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Miami is averaging 67.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 62 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 14.3 points and 4.9 rebounds while Angel Rodriguez is averaging 12.9 points and 4.4 assists. Tonye Jekiri is grabbing 10.3 rebounds and Manu Lecomte is shooting 44.6 percent from the field. The Miami Hurricanes have five players averaging at least 7.9 points, and they’re shooting 71.5 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Miami is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five of its last six games.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 71.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting and is allowing 70.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 14.5 points and 3.9 assists while Devin Thomas is averaging 12.7 points and 9.8 rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Cornelius Hudson is shooting 36.8 percent from the field. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have five players averaging at least 7.9 points, and they’re shooting 64.7 percent from the line and 32.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in four straight games.
The Hurricanes are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Demon Deacons are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Hurricanes are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Wake Forest.
In pretty much a toss up game, I have to go with the overall better team in the Miami Hurricanes. Miami is a lot more balanced, is 4-2 SU on the road and has beaten Wake Forest in four of its last five meetings outright. Take the Canes to roll here.