Clemson vs Wake Forest Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Wake Forest (18-12) vs Clemson (21-9)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 6:00 pm (LJVM Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Wake Forest -3.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Clemson Tigers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at LJVM Coliseum. Clemson is coming off a big win, while Wake Forest looks to bounce back from a loss. 

Clemson Coming Off Big Win

Clemson faced off against Syracuse in the last game and the offense scored 90 points and they ended up winning by 15 points. At halftime they were up 42-30 and they never looked back. PJ Hall had a strong game putting up 25 points and seven rebounds. Clemson is averaging 78.2 points while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 63rd while the defense is ranked 141st. PJ Hall is averaging 18.8 points while shooting 49.4 percent from the field.

How Does Wake Forest Bounce Back?

Wake Forest faced off against Georgia Tech in the last game and the offense only managed 69 points on the way to the defeat. Hunter Sallis had a strong game putting up 22 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Wake Forest is averaging 78.6 points while their defense is giving up 70.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 61st while the defense is ranked 126th. Sallis has been the top player all season for Wake Forest averaging 18.2 points while shooting 49.8 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

Clemson vs Wake Forest Betting Prediction

These are two teams that can really score, and they both are going to run up the score here. Clemson is averaging 78.2 points while Wake Forest is averaging 78.6 points per game. Both of these teams are going to have no issue running up the score, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to end up being a shootout. Both teams are going over 80 points. Back the over. 

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

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