Miami vs. Wake Forest - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami vs. Wake Forest - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-13) at Miami Hurricanes (12-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Watsco Center)

The Line: Miami Hurricanes -2.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Watsco Center.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 71.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Brandon Childress is averaging 15.4 points and 4.7 assists while Olivier Sarr is averaging 12.9 points and 9.6 rebounds. Chaundee Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Andrien White is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have lost five straight road games.

The Miami Hurricanes need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 71.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Chris Lykes is averaging 15.7 points and 2.6 assists while Dejan Vasiljevic is averaging 14.4 points and four rebounds. Kameron McGusty is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Miller Jr. is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes split their last six home games.

The underdog is 4-1-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 8-1-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

You could argue the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are the better team, but neither of these clubs are worldbeaters and I'm not running to the window to bet either side. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons lose on the road by an average of 9.2 points and shoot just 41.2 percent from the field. The Miami Hurricanes are in terrible form overall, but they still win at home by an average of 6.5 points and have covered seven of their 11 home games. The numbers and the trends indicate Miami should be able to get the job done here. I'll lay the bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Miami Hurricanes -2.5

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