Wake Forest vs Syracuse Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/4/23

Syracuse Orange (16-14) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-12)

Game Info: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 5:00 pm (JMA Wireless Dome)

Betting Odds: Syracuse Orange +1.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will play the Syracuse Orange in an ACC game on Saturday evening at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, New York.

Wake Forest Preview

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 18-12 (10-9) this season after they lost to Boston College by a score of 71-69 in their last game. Wake Forest shot 45.3% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the loss. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 77.2 points per game, 73.8 points against per game, 34 rebounds per game, and 13.1 assists per game. Tyree Appleby has led the Demon Deacons this season with 18.7 points per game, 6.2 assists per game, and 3.3 rebounds per game. Wake Forest is shooting 46.4% from the field, 74.5% on free throws, and 37.1% on three pointers this year.

Syracuse Preview

The Syracuse Orange are 16-14 (9-10) this season after they lost to Georgia Tech by a score of 96-76 in their last game. Syracuse shot 48.2% from the field and allowed Georgia Tech to make 18 three pointers in the loss. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 74.2 points per game, 73.1 points against per game, 34.4 rebounds per game, and 14.4 assists per game. Joseph Girard III has led the Orange this season with 16.7 points per game, 2.9 assists per game, and 2.8 rebounds per game. Syracuse is shooting 46.7% from the field, 75% on free throws, and 36% on three pointers this year.


Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. The over is 7-1-1 in Wake Forest’s last 9 road games. Syracuse is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. The over is 16-6 in Syracuse’s last 22 games. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.


Both of these teams come into this matchup not playing well, with Wake Forest losing three of their last four games and Syracuse losing four games in a row. Wake Forest is battling to get into the NCAA Tournament, but their last loss to Boston College was a killer. Syracuse has allowed 91+ points in their last three games and will face a Wake Forest offense that is scoring 77.2 points per game. I like Wake Forest on the road.

David’s Pick Wake Forest -1.5

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