Pittsburgh vs Wake Forest Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/20/24

Wake Forest (16-9) vs Pittsburgh (17-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 9:00 pm (LJVM Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Wake Forest -6.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pitt Panthers and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in college basketball action from the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in ACC-tion on Tuesday night? Let’s dive in and find out with our Pitt vs. Wake Forest Prediction.

Pitt Team Preview

The Pitt Panthers come into this one looking to build on their five-game win streak after an 86-59 win over Louisville last time out. Blake Hinson leads the Panthers in scoring with 19.2 PPG along with 5 RPG while Ishmael Leggett has 12.1 PPG with a team-high 5.4 RPG to lead Pitt on the glass this season in addition to 2.3 APG. Carlton Carrington has 13.1 PPG with 5.3 RPG and also a team-high 4.4 APG to lead the Panthers in the assist department up to this point in the year, rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Pitt so far this season. As a team, Pitt is averaging 75.6 PPG on 43.3% shooting from the field, 35% from three and 70.1% from the foul line this season. Pittsburgh will face Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Boston College after this game.

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Wake Forest Team Preview

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons come into this one looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 49-47 loss to Virginia last time out. Hunter Sallis leads the Demon Deacons in scoring with 18.4 PPG along with 4 RPG while Kevin Miller has 15.4 PPG with a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Demon Deacons in assists. Cameron Hildreth has 13.6 PPG with 4.8 RPG and 2.6 APG and Andrew Carr has 13.6 PPG with a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Demon Deacons on the glass while rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Wake up to this point in the year. As a team, Wake Forest is averaging 79 PPG on 46.9% shooting from the field, 36.8% from three and 79.9% from the foul line this season.

Pitt vs. Wake Forest Prediction

I’m on Pitt with the points here. I’m not saying Wake Forest doesn’t get the win here, but I’d be crazy to not at least give Pitt a look considering how well they’re playing right now and I think this is going to be a tight game given that it’s an important matchup in regards to at-large implications in both teams’ NCAA tournament bids. Looks like a 3-4 point game max whichever way it goes. Give me the points with Pitt here.

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

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