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Wake Forest vs Clemson Basketball Picks 3-9-24

Clemson Tigers (21-9) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-12)
March 9, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -3.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Clemson Tigers will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in an ACC game on Saturday evening at Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Let’s take a look at the Clemson preview, Wake Forest preview, betting matchup, and the Clemson vs Wake Forest prediction. 

Clemson Preview

The Clemson Tigers are 21-9 (11-8) this year after they defeated Syracuse by a score of 90-75 in their last game. Clemson led 42-30 at halftime and added 48 second half points for the win. The Tigers shot 56.1% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. Clemson lost to Notre Dame by a score of 69-62 in the game prior to Syracuse, but did win the three games before that. The Tigers are scoring 78.2 points per game with 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, while giving up 70.8 points against per game this year. PJ Hall is averaging 18.8 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Clemson is shooting 47.1% from the field, 78.6% on free throws, and 35.8% on three pointers this season. 

Wake Forest Preview

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 18-12 (10-9) this season after they lost to Georgia Tech by a score of 70-69 in their last game. Wake Forest trailed 40-26 at the half, but they did come back to take the lead with a few seconds left, before GT hit the game winning shot. The Demon Deacons shot 42.1% from the field and were -9 in rebounding margin in the game. Wake Forest has also lost to Virginia Tech and Notre Dame during this losing streak. The Demon Deacons are scoring 78.6 points per game with 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, while giving up 70.3 points against per game this season. Hunter Sallis is averaging 18.2 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Wake Forest is shooting 47.5% from the field, 80% on free throws, and 37.4% on three pointers this year. 

Clemson vs Wake Forest Betting Prediction 

Wake Forest comes into this game on three game losing streak and their NCAA Tournament hopes are starting to fade. The Demon Deacons have a couple of bad losses against Georgia Tech and Notre Dame, but they have played pretty well at home this year. Clemson has won four of their last five games and they have done some damage on the road over their last six road games. These two teams are headed in opposite directions, but I am actually going to side with Wake Forest in this game. Both of these teams are very similar when looking at the numbers, so I will take the home team here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Wake Forest -3.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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