Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech Hokies (12-4) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-7)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +1.5 -- Over/Under: 139

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The Virginia Tech Hokies and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

The Virginia Tech Hokies look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 71.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Landers Nolley II is averaging 17.9 points and 2.5 assists while Nahiem Alleyne is averaging 9.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. P.J. Horne is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Tyrece Radford is dishing 1.3 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have won two of their last three road games.

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 72.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Brandon Childress is averaging 14.9 points and 4.6 assists while Chaundee Brown is averaging 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Olivier Sarr is the third double-digit scorer and Andrien White is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won four of their last six home games.

The Hokies are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games. The Demon Deacons are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Hokies last 8 overall. The over is 5-0-1 in Demon Deacons last 6 overall. The underdog is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Virginia Tech Hokies are winning their last five games by an average of 11.2 points despite shooting just 37.6 percent from the field. One can only assume that the shooting percentage is going to improve. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are an inconsistent bunch with limited depth, and they've covered just two of their first six home games. The Virginia Tech Hokies should start seeing the ball go through the rim at a better clip. I'll lay the bucket with the Hokies on the road. 

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Randy’s Pick Virginia Tech Hokies -1.5

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