Pitt at Wake Forest: 2/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Pitt at Wake Forest: 2/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (17-5) vs Pittsburgh Panthers (8-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -14 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pitt Panthers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at LJVM Coliseum. When these two teams faced off in March of 2021 it was Pitt that won 70-57. 

Pitt comes into this game with an 8-13 record and they have gone 11-10 against the spread. Coming into this game Pitt has lost three of their last four games including the last game against Boston College. The offense really struggled in that game scoring only 56 points and that led to the 13 point defeat. The Panthers are averaging only 61.5 points while their defense is giving up 65.1 points per game. John Hugley has been the top player for Pitt averaging 15.2 points while shooting 43.9 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Wake Forest Demon Deacons who sit with a 17-5 record and they have gone 13-9 against the spread. The Demon Deacons have a good season but their last game was a really bad loss. Wake Forest gave up 94 points to Syracuse and that led to the 22 point defeat. Wake Forest is averaging 79.3 points while their defense is giving up 69.1 points per game. Guard Alondes Williams has been the top player for Wake Forest averaging 19.8 points while shooting 53.6 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Wake Forest is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played on Wednesday. The under is 5-1-1 in Pitt’s last seven road games. The under is 5-1 in Pitt’s last six games. The under is 4-0 in Wake Forest’s last four games following an against the spread loss. The under is 5-1-1 in the Panthers last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record.

Wake Forest’s defense struggled in the last game, but this is a much different matchup going against Pitt who have a bad offensive team. Look for Wake Forest to score at least 75 points and that is going to be the difference. Back Wake Forest against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Wake Forest -14

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