Miami vs. Wake Forest - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-8) at Miami Hurricanes (14-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Miami Hurricanes play Saturday at the BankUnited Center.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 75.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Devin Thomas is averaging 16.4 points and 10.4 rebounds while Bryant Crawford is averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 assists. Konstantinos Mitoglou is the third double-digit scorer and Mitchell Wilbekin is dishing 1.5 assists. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Demon Deacons are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are 39.5 grabbing rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Miami Hurricanes look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 79.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 16.1 points and 3.2 rebounds while Ja'Quan Newton is averaging 11.5 points and 2.7 assists. Angel Rodriguez is dishing 3.7 assists and Davon Reed is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hurricanes are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes have won six straight home games.
The Demon Deacons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Hurricanes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami-Florida.
Miami is 6-3 ATS this season when favored by double digits. Wake Forest isn't close to having the depth offensively to hang with the Canes in this game. I like the home team in a blowout.