Wake Forest vs Pittsburgh Prediction - Basketball Picks for 1/25/23

Pittsburgh Panthers (13-7) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Panthers -2 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Pitt Panthers face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Peterson Events Center. When these two teams faced off last February it was Wake Fores that secured the 91-75 victory. 

Wake Forest Betting Preview

Wake Forest comes into this game with a 14-6 record overall and they have gone 11-9 against the spread. In the last game against Virginia. Wake Forest’s defense gave up 76 points and that led to the defeat. Wake Forest is averaging 77.3 points while their defense is giving up 72.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 61st while the defense is ranked 266th. Tyree Appleby is averaging 17.9 points while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Pitt Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Pitt Panthers who sit with a 13-7 record overall and they have gone 14-5-1 against the spread. In the last game against Florida State the offense only managed 64 points and that led to the seven-point defeat. Pitt is averaging 74.1 points while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. The offense and defense are both ranked 138th in college basketball. Jamarius Burton is averaging 16.5 points while shooting 54.1 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Wake Forest vs Pitt Trends

The over is 5-0 in the Demon Deacons last five games as an underdog. The over is 5-0 in the Demon Deacons last five games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Wake Forest has value as an underdog here. This Demon Deacons offense is averaging 77.3 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. Pitt in the last game only managed 64 points per game and their offense isn’t going to be enough to get the job done. Back Wake Forest on the money line. If you want to play it safe and take them getting the points I don't hate it, but there is so much value with the money line. 

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