Wake Forest at Virginia - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-13) at Virginia Cavaliers (22-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Virginia Cavaliers meet Saturday at the John Paul Jones Arena.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have split their last six games and look for their first ranked win. On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 71.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 70.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 14.2 points and four assists while Devin Thomas is averaging 12.7 points and 9.6 rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Mitchell Wilbekin is shooting 36.3 percent from the field. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have five players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 64.4 percent from the line and 33.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five straight games.
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The Virginia Cavaliers have won three straight games and are chasing a ACC title. On the season, Virginia is averaging 66.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 50.5 points on 35.6 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 13.7 points and 2.6 assists while Anthony Gill is averaging 10.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Mike Tobey is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Darion Atkins is shooting 50.4 percent from the field. The Virginia Cavaliers have four active players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 73.7 percent from the line and 37.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Virginia is allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in three straight games.
The Demon Deacons are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 road games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Cavaliers are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Three of the last five meetings between these two teams have been decided by five or less points. When you add in the fact Wake Forest has covered 10 of its last 15 games, I like the road team and the insane amount of free points.