Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes Las Vegas Odds and Free NCAA Basketball Expert Picks


Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
9-14 (2-5 V)
7:00 pm ET, Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Watsco Center, Coral Gables
Miami Hurricanes
Miami Hurricanes
17-5 (8-1 H)
ESPN2
 
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes Las Vegas Odds and Free NCAA Basketball Expert Picks

Back in the Top 25 after a two-week absence, No. 25 Miami will be looking to continue to build on its momentum with two games against a pair of unranked foes before hosting No. 2 Virginia in a key Atlantic Coast Conference matchup next week.

The Hurricanes (17-5, 6-4 ACC) will entertain Wake Forest (9-14, 2-9 ACC) Wednesday night in their Watsco Center home in Coral Gables, then take on Boston College (14-9, 4-6 ACC) Saturday afternoon in Chestnut Hill.

Since starting conference play by losing three of their first five league games, the Hurricanes have won four of their last five, including their last two since sophomore guard Bruce Brown was lost to a foot injury.

Brown had surgery last week after his injury was diagnosed two days after the Hurricanes lost at Florida State and is expected to be out about five more weeks.

The Hurricanes struggled somewhat in a 69-57 win over Pittsburgh at home in their first outing without their No. 2 scorer and top rebounder but picked up an impressive 84-75 win at Virginia Tech last weekend for their sixth road win of the season.

Freshman guard Lonnie Walker and guard-forward Anthony Lawrence II have been keenly instrumental in the two games. Walker has averaged just a tick under 18 points a game over his last seven games (six starts) and Lawrence has had double-doubles the last two. Lawrence had 10 points and 10 rebounds against Pitt and career highs in points (25) and rebounds (13) against the Hokies.

Wake Forest comes into the game having lost eight of its last nine. The Demon Deacons followed a midweek 76-72 win over Florida State with a 75-67 loss to Clemson in their last outing.

Junior guard Bryant Crawford leads the team in scoring with a 16.0 average and also is the active ACC leader in career assists with 426. Center Doral Moore, a 7-foot-1 junior, is averaging a double-double in ACC play (10.1 points, 10.7 rebounds) and 10.3/9.1 for the season.

Missed opportunities doomed the Deacons against Clemson. They shot only 39 percent from the field. The Deacons did get 31 points from their bench with guard Keyshawn Woods scoring 13.

Larranaga expects to get Wake's best shot.

Wake has won three of the last five meetings, including the 96-79 win in 2017, but Miami has won the last five at home.

 

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Wake Forest Demon Deacons +8½ (-110) +325 145 (-110)o
Miami Hurricanes -8½ (-110) -450 145 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Miami 85, Wake Forest 74


 

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 9-14 7-9 2-5 7-13-1 5-8-1 2-5 74.13 74.70 -0.57
Last 10 2-8 2-4 0-4 2-8 2-4 0-4 69.20 77.40 -8.20
vs Conf 2-9 2-4 0-5 3-8 2-4 1-4 69.18 77.00 -7.82

Miami Hurricanes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 17-5 10-2 7-3 9-8 2-5 7-3 75.27 65.68 9.59
Last 10 6-4 3-1 3-3 4-6 1-3 3-3 75.00 73.70 1.30
vs Conf 6-4 3-1 3-3 4-6 1-3 3-3 75.00 73.70 1.30

Betting Odds Trends

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Wake Forest is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games
Wake Forest is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Wake Forest's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games on the road
Wake Forest is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami

Miami Hurricanes

Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games
Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Miami is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home
Miami is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest

Injuries

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Melo Eggleston G Ques Wed - Flu - 2/3/18 Eggleston sat out the previous game with the flu and his status for Wednesday's matchup with Miami is unknown.
Mitchell Wilbekin G Ques Wed - Ankle - 2/3/18 Woods missed his third-straight game with an injured ankle and it is unclear if he will play against Miami on Wednesday.
Rich Washington F out for season - Arm - 1/25/18 Washington will take a redshirt for the remainder of the season while he recuperates from an arm injury.

Miami-Florida Hurricanes

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Bruce Brown G Mid March - Foot - 1/31/18 Brown has a left foot injury and is expected to miss six weeks.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
1/18/17 WAKE 96 MIA 79 1.5/142 WAKE/O
1/23/16 MIA 77 WAKE 63 -14/148.5 P/U
2/11/15 WAKE 72 MIA 70 2.5/135 WAKE/O
3/8/14 MIA 69 WAKE 56 -7.5/125.5 MIA/U
2/23/13 WAKE 80 MIA 65 7/127.5 WAKE/O
2/18/12 MIA 74 WAKE 56 -12.5/136 MIA/U
2/9/11 WAKE 73 MIA 74 8/145 WAKE/O
3/11/10 WAKE 62 MIA 83 -3.5/133.5 MIA/O
2/2/10 WAKE 62 MIA 53 -6/143.5 WAKE/U
1/9/10 MIA 67 WAKE 66 -5.5/140 WAKE/U

Wake Forest: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS WAKE FG Opp FG Reb
2/3/18 CLEM 67-75 (L) 2.5/141.5 LO 23/59 24/56 32-36
1/31/18 FSU 76-72 (W) 4.5/155.5 WU 25/53 27/61 29-32
1/27/18 @LOU 77-96 (L) 9/145 LO 29/61 36/71 38-32
1/23/18 DUKE 70-84 (L) 10/158 LU 27/62 24/53 35-31
1/21/18 UVA 49-59 (L) 7.5/129 LU 17/46 21/52 28-30
1/18/18 @NCST 63-72 (L) 4.5/157.5 LU 25/65 26/62 33-40
1/13/18 @DUKE 71-89 (L) 17/163 LU 27/75 25/57 35-42
1/10/18 VT 75-83 (L) -2/156.5 LO 31/70 29/57 39-27
1/6/18 @BC 71-77 (L) 3/150.5 LU 24/69 22/59 43-35
1/3/18 SYR 73-67 (W) -1/136.5 WO 25/56 21/50 35-27

Miami-Florida: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS MIA FG Opp FG Reb
2/3/18 @VT 84-75 (W) 5/149 WO 29/57 29/60 39-25
1/31/18 PITT 69-57 (W) -17.5/130.5 LU 23/55 22/53 37-23
1/27/18 @FSU 94-103 (L) (OT) 5/149.5 LO 34/68 33/55 28-35
1/24/18 LOU 78-75 (W) (OT) -4.5/139 LO 24/65 27/65 48-35
1/21/18 @NCST 86-81 (W) 1/145.5 WO 34/59 31/57 20-26
1/15/18 DUKE 75-83 (L) 4.5/153 LO 29/78 31/56 36-41
1/13/18 @CLEM 63-72 (L) 5.5/133.5 LO 24/63 22/50 29-34
1/7/18 FSU 80-74 (W) -2/144 WO 26/51 25/69 29-44
1/3/18 @GT 54-64 (L) -5/127.5 LU 21/56 23/59 37-34
12/30/17 @PITT 67-53 (W) -12.5/133 WU 27/55 19/47 29-21

 

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