Syracuse vs Wake Forest Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-13) vs. Syracuse Orange (17-14)
March 8, 2023 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Syracuse Orange +2.5 / Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2.5; Over/Under: +153.5
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Syracuse Orange meet in college basketball action from the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon as part of the ACC conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Wake Forest is listed as a 2.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 153.5 points.
For Wake Forest, Damari Monsanto and Jao Ituka are both out for the season while Syracuse has Peter Carey listed as out for the season.
Syracuse won the lone meeting this season by a final score of 72-63 back on March 4th, 2023, making it six wins in the last seven head-to-head meetings between these two teams.
Wake Forest is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games following an ATS loss. Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
I’m backing the Orange and the points here. I just don’t know why the Demon Deacons are favored in this spot if I’m being 100% honest, as these two teams just met at the end of the regular season and Syracuse won that game rather handily. I get it, the Orange don’t have the home court edge in this game, but I’m still a bit unsure about Wake’s defense and I think Syracuse can bang out a cover and potential outright win here.