Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-6) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (13-7)
January 25, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -3 / Wake Forest Demon Deacons +3; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Petersen Events Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Preview
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 77.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Tyree Appleby is averaging 17.9 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Cameron Hildreth is averaging 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Damari Monsanto is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Carr is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Preview
The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 74.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Jamarius Burton is averaging 16.5 points and 4.4 assists, while Blake Hinson is averaging 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Greg Elliott is the third double-digit scorer and Nelly Cummings is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
Wake Forest vs. Pitt Trends
The Demon Deacons are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 21-8 in Demon Deacons last 29 overall. The over is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 home games. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Wake Forest is playing good ball entering this contest, but has had issues playing up to its competition and does lose in the underdog role by an average of 6.6 points. Pittsburgh has been covering machines all season long and wins at home by an average of 9.3 points. I’ll lay the bucket with the Panthers at home.