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Wake Forest vs Notre Dame Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Demon Deacons vs Fighting Irish Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • Where: South Bend at Purcell Pavilion
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Wake Forest -3, WAKE -157 | ND +129 O/U 149.0

Demon Deacons Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 14-9. So far, the Demon Deacons have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. This season, Wake Forest has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 11-3. For today’s contest, Wake Forest has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.

Wake Forest’s leading scorer this season is Tyree Appleby, who is averaging 18.13 points per contest. So far, Appleby has accounted for 23.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.04 rebounds per game and 6.0 assists. Cameron Hildreth is the second leading scorer for the Demon Deacons, averaging 13.09 points per game. Between him and Hildreth, they are accounting for 40.4% of the team’s scoring.

Wake Forest comes into today’s matchup vs Notre Dame, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 23 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.

Fighting Irish Preview:

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head into today’s game in what will be their 23rd game of the season, posting a record of 10-12. So far this season, Notre Dame has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-5. For the season, Notre Dame has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 1-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Fighting Irish being +3 point underdogs.

Nate Laszewski comes into today’s game as the Fighting Irish’s leading scorer at 13.91 points per contest. Not only has Laszewski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Notre Dame’s top rebounder at 7.23 boards per contest. Behind Laszewski, the team has benefited from the strong play of J.J. Starling, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.4% of his shots and is adding 3.05 boards per game.

Notre Dame comes into their matchup vs Wake Forest looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 162nd in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.0%. So far, 42.95% of the Fighting Irish’s shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 65.2 possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +3

Heading into this matchup between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Notre Dame Fighting Irish we have a strong lean on taking the points with Notre Dame at +3. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Notre Dame to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at +3. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.