Wake Forest vs Miami Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Miami Hurricanes (24-6) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (19-13)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Miami Hurricanes -4.5 -- Over/Under: 161 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Miami Hurricanes face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown in the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on February 18th it was Miami that secured the 96-87 victory. 

Wake Forest Betting Preview

Wake Forest comes into this game with a 19-13 record overall and they were able to knock off Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Wake Forest scored 44 points in the second half and that was enough to win 77-74. Bobi Klintman was the top player for Wake Forest finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Wake Forest is averaging 76.6 points while their defense is giving up 73.8 points per game. This is a team that wants to push the pace, but at times the defense has been a big issue. Tyree Appleby has been the top player for Wake Forest averaging 18.8 points while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line. 

Miami Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Miami who sits with a 24-6 record overall and they are the top seed in the tournament. In the last game against Pittsburgh, Miami was tested but they scored 78 points and that was enough to win by two points. Wooga Poplar had a strong game finishing with 18 points and five rebounds. The Hurricanes are averaging 79.6 points while their defense is giving up 71.7 points per game. Miami wants to push the pace and they are going to try and run up the score here. Isaiah Wong has been the top player for Miami averaging 15.9 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The last time these two teams faced off there was no shortage of scoring, and it’s going to be no different in this game. Wake Forest is a strong offensive team, but they don’t play a lot of defense, and that’s something Miami is going to take advantage of. Miami is averaging 79.6 points and they will run up the score here with ease. Back the over to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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