NC State at Wake Forest Prediction - Basketball Picks 1/28/23

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-7) vs NC State Wolfpack (16-5)

Game Info: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -3.5 -- Over/Under: 154.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The NC State Wolfpack will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in an ACC game on Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

NC State Preview

The NC State Wolfpack are 16-5 (6-4) this season after they defeated Notre Dame by a score of 85-82 in their last game. NC State shot 41.2% from the field and forced 15 turnovers in the win. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 79.3 points per game, 69.6 points against per game, 37.2 rebounds per game, and 13.9 assists per game. Terquavion Smith has led the Wolfpack this season with 18.6 points per game, 4.6 assists per game, and 3.4 rebounds per game. NC State is shooting 45% from the field, 73.1% on free throws, and 33.9% on three pointers this year.

Wake Forest Preview

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 14-7 (6-4) this season after they lost to Pittsburgh by a score of 81-79 in their last game. Wake Forest shot 50.9% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 77.4 points per game, 72.7 points against per game, 34.5 rebounds per game, and 13 assists per game. Tyree Appleby has led the Demon Deacons this season with 17.7 points per game, 6.0 assists per game, and 3.1 rebounds per game. Wake Forest is shooting 46.9% from the field, 73% on free throws, and 37.4% on three pointers this year.

Trends

NC State is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 6-25 ATS in their last 31 Saturday games. The under is 6-2-1 in NC State’s last 9 games. Wake Forest is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss. The over is 22-8 in Wake Forest’s last 30 games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Pick

These two teams come into this game with a 6-4 conference record, but Wake Forest will have the home court advantage. The Demon Deacons are 10-1 at home this year, but they did lose their last home game. NC State has won four of their last five games, but they are only 2-3 on the road. I like Wake Forest to continue their strong play at home in this game.

David’s Pick Wake Forest -3.5

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