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Wake Forest vs Virginia Tech 12/31/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Virginia Tech Hokies (11-2) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-4)
December 31, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +1 / Virginia Tech Hokies -1; Over/Under: +143
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Virginia Tech Hokies look for their 12th win. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for their 10th win.

The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 75.4 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 62.9 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Sean Pedulla is averaging 17.3 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Grant Basile is averaging 13.9 points and 1.9 assists. Justyn Mutts is the third double-digit scorer, and Hunter Cattoor is dishing 1.5 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 75.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Tyree Appleby is averaging 18 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Cameron Hildreth is averaging 12.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Damari Monsanto is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Carr is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

The Hokies are 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Hokies last 13 road games. The over is 5-1 in Demon Deacons last 6 Saturday games. The underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will be up for this game at home, and they can surprise from time to time, but the Virginia Tech Hokies are simply the more talented, explosive team. Virginia Tech has one of the best offenses in the country, and it’s a team that can pull away quickly. Virginia Tech wins in the favorite role by an average of 12.8 points. Toss up spot, give me the Hokies.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies -1

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