Wake Forest vs. Clemson - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Clemson Tigers (11-9) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +1.5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in college basketball action from LJVM Coliseum on Saturday.
Clemson comes in here at 11-9 so far. The Tigers are 2-2 in their last four games, losing to North Carolina State and Louisville while otherwise beating Wake Forest and Syracuse.
In the win over the Orange, Clemson’s top scorer was Tevin Mack with 32 points, 10 rebounds and one assist. Also in double-digits there was Clyde Trapp with 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Over on the Wake Forest side, they’re 9-11 so far. Following a win over Boston College, the Deacons have lost their last three straight versus Clemson, Virginia and Notre Dame.
In the loss to the Irish, Wake Forest’s Brandon Childress led the way on 24 points with six rebounds and five assists. Olivier Sarr added 18 points and six rebounds there, and Isaiah Mucius had 13 points with four boards and three assists.
The over is 9-0 in the Deacons’ last nine home games and 15-5-1 in their last 21 overall. Wake is 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and the over is 4-0-1 in their last five Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss. Clemson is 2-5 ATS in the last seven road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 after a straight-up win.
Clemson has had some pretty tough matchups lately, with mixed results. The Duke win was obviously huge, but the Tigers weren’t able to replicate that upset success against Louisville in an 18-point loss. Still, Clemson seems to be getting better as the season progresses.
As for Wake Forest, they’ve had mixed results lately as well. The Deacons have put up some solid performances here and there, but I can’t trust them right now. I have to stick with Clemson here.