Indiana vs. Wake Forest - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-1) at Indiana Hoosiers (3-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Indiana Hoosiers meet Monday afternoon in the Maui Invitational.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for a solid victory after a 2-1 start to the season. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 83.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Devin Thomas is averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds while Bryant Crawford is averaging 17 points and five assists. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 11.3 rebounds and Mitchell Wilbekin is dishing two assists. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 29.8 percent from deep and are averaging 15 turnovers. The bright side is that Wake Forest has five double-digit scorer and 50 offensive rebounds in three games. Wake Forest hasn’t beaten a ranked team since Duke in March of 2014.
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The Indiana Hoosiers look to make a statement this tournament after a 3-0 start. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 92 points on 56 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 18.7 points and 5.3 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16.7 points and seven assists. Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Troy Williams is dishing 2.7 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc and have 35 made threes in three games. Indiana is an offensive machine with seven players averaging at least seven points. The downside for the Hoosiers is that they’re averaging 18 turnovers per game, which includes 38 turnovers in their last two contests.
The Demon Deacons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games.
Wake Forest can compete due to a rebounding advantage, but the Demon Deacons simply don't have the offensive firepower to hang with the Hoosiers. Indiana is downright scary offensively. Look for the Hoosiers to win this by double digits.