Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-10) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -9.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons face off on Sunday in ACC college basketball action.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-6 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Syracuse that ended a four game winning streak. Notre Dame is averaging 78.6 points per game and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Demetrius Jackson leads the Fighting Irish averaging 16.6 points and 5.0 assists per game. Zach Auguste is averaging 13.6 points and 10.1 rebounds, Steve Vasturia is averaging 13 points, and Bonzie Colson is averaging 12.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. Notre Dame is 10-1 at home and 5-3 in the ACC.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-10 this season and they have lost their last five games. Wake Forest is averaging 75 points per game and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.8 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Devin Thomas leads the Demon Deacons averaging 16.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Bryant Crawford is averaging 13.2 points, Konstantinos Mitoglou is averaging 11 points and 5.8 rebounds. Wake Forest is 3-4 on the road and 1-7 in the ACC.
Notre Dame is 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record, and 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven home games. Wake Forest is 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine road games, 6-2-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-7-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
The total is set at 157.5 and I can see this one going over that number so the over is my free pick.