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Florida State vs Wake Forest Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Seminoles vs Demon Deacons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida State Seminoles at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
- Where: Winston-Salem at Lawrence Joel Coliseum
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: Florida State +8, FLST +279 | WAKE -363 O/U 150.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Wake Forest, the Florida State Seminoles will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 5-11. So far, the Seminoles have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 0-6. For the season, Florida State has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Seminoles being +8 point underdogs.
Matthew Cleveland comes into today’s game as the Seminoles’ leading scorer at 14.44 points per contest. Not only has Cleveland been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Florida State’s top rebounder at 7.25 boards per contest. Behind Cleveland, the team has benefited from the strong play of Darin Green Jr, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.12 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.5% of his shots and is adding 3.31 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida State this season, as they are currently ranked 198th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Seminoles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 318th in the NCAA.
Demon Deacons Preview:
Wake Forest will take the floor against the Seminoles with an overall record of 11-5. So far this season, Wake Forest has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Demon Deacons as the -8 point favorites. The Demon Deacons have been favored 10 times, going 8-2 straight up.
Wake Forest’s leading scorer this season is Tyree Appleby, who is averaging 17.94 points per contest. So far, Appleby has accounted for 23.56% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.19 rebounds per game and 5.81 assists. Cameron Hildreth is the second leading scorer for the Demon Deacons, averaging 11.81 points per game. Between him and Hildreth, they are accounting for 39.1% of the team’s scoring.
Wake Forest comes into today’s matchup vs Florida State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 16 games, they have hit 48.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Demon Deacons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 316th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida State Seminoles +8
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will tip off their matchup over Florida State Seminoles as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -8. Our analysis like’s Wake Forest’s chances to pull home with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Wake Forest and Florida State are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Wake Forest, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Demon Deacons don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come home with the ATS win.
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