Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - 2/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-15) at Pittsburgh Panthers (17-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will travel to play the Pittsburgh Panthers in an ACC game on Tuesday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 17-7 (6-6) and are coming off of a loss to North Carolina by a score of 85-64. Pittsburgh has lost 3 games in a row and is currently 9th in the ACC standings. Pittsburgh is averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 67 points per game. Pittsburgh is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game. Michael Young is averaging 16.5 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. Jamel Artis is averaging 14.7 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Pittsburgh is shooting 76.5% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 46.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-15 (1-12) and are coming off of a loss to NC State by a score of 99-88. Wake Forest has lost 10 games in a row and is currently 14th in the Wake Forest standings. Wake Forest’s lone conference win came against NC State by 3 points. Wake Forest is averaging 74 points per game while giving up 79.9 points per game. Wake Forest is also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Devin Thomas is averaging 16.2 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game for Wake Forest. Bryant Crawford is averaging 13.5 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest is shooting 66.8% on free throws, 31.5% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Wake Forest is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The under is 9-2 in Wake Forest’s last 11 road games. Pittsburgh is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. The under is 6-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 7 games.
Wake Forest has really struggled this season and I expect them to have troubles on the road here. Pittsburgh plays much better defense than Wake Forest and I expect Pittsburgh to get the win easily in this matchup.