Louisville vs. Wake Forest - 1/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-3) at Louisville Cardinals (11-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -13 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons face off on Sunday in ACC college basketball action.
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-2 this season and they are coming off of a loss the Kentucky that ended a six game winning streak. Louisville is averaging 85.1 points and they are shooting 51.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.4 points and their opponents are shooting 36 percent. Damion Lee leads the Cardinals averaging 18.1 points per game. Trey Lewis is averaging 14.7 points, Chinanu Onuaku is averaging 9.5 points and 7.7 rebounds, and Quentin Snider is averaging 9.3 points. Louisville has blown out the bulk of their opponents.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-3 this season and have won six of their last seven games. Wake Forest is averaging 78.7 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 78.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Devin Thomas leads the Demon Dacons averaging 16.6 points and 10.2 rebounds. Bryant Crawford is averaging 13.9 points, Konstantinos Mitoglou is averaging 12.2 points, and Cornelius Hudson is averaging 10.0 points. Wake Forest has played a tough schedule but they have managed to improve.
Louisville is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games and 7-15 against the spread following a loss. Wake Forest is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-5 against the spread against the ACC.
Louisville is a substantial favorite here and the way they get rolling in games it’s tough to go against them.