Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-10) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-15)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +2 -- Over/Under: 151

TV: ACC

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 74.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 41.6 percent shooting. John Mooney is averaging 16.2 points and 12.7 rebounds while TJ Gibbs is averaging 13.2 points and 3.3 assists. Prentiss Hubb is the third double-digit scorer and Dane Goodwin is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have split their last six road games.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 71.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Brandon Childress is averaging 15 points and 4.5 assists while Olivier Sarr is averaging 12.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. Chaundee Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Andrien White is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won four of their last six home games.

The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are finally starting to play decent basketball, but we have to see a more consistent effort on the road where they lose by an average of 6.3 points and shoot 39.5 percent from the field. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are fresh off that monster win over Duke, the type of win that could spark a strong finish heading into the ACC Tournament. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are also a profitable 15-12 against the spread on the season. I'll take my free bucket with the home team.

Randy’s Pick Wake Forest Demon Deacons +2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.