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Wake Forest vs Florida State 1/11/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Florida State Seminoles (5-11) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-5)
January 11, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -7.5 / Florida State Seminoles +7.5; Over/Under: +150.5
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The Florida State Seminoles and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Florida State Seminoles look for their sixth win. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for their 12th win.

The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 69 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Matthew Cleveland is averaging 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Darin Green Jr. is averaging 14.1 points and 3.3 rebounds. Caleb Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Cam’Ron Fletcher is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 76.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Tyree Appleby is averaging 17.9 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Cameron Hildreth is averaging 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Damari Monsanto is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Carr is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.

The Seminoles are 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-0 in Seminoles last 4 Wednesday games. The over is 5-0 in Demon Deacons last 5 overall. The favorite is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Florida State Seminoles are playing better ball than before, but that’s not saying much. FSU still loses in the underdog role by an average of 10.4 points. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are far more talented, have a quality offense, and they win at home by an average of 12.1 points. FSU still has some showing and proving to do. I’ll lay the chalk with Wake Forest.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -7.5

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