Appalachian State vs Wake Forest Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/20/24

Wake Forest (20-13) vs Appalachian State (27-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm (LJVM Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Wake Forest -6.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Appalachian State vs Wake Forest betting prediction for this college basketball game on Wednesday, March 20th at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Appalachian State recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Wake Forest recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Appalachian State
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Wake Forest
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Appalachian State and Wake Forest
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Appalachian State and Wake Forest

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Appalachian State Preview

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 27-6 (16-2) this season after they lost to Arkansas State by a score of 67-65 in the Sun Belt Tournament. Appalachian State did win the regular season title in the Sun Belt and they have won eight of their last nine games. The Mountaineers do have quality wins against Auburn, Toledo, and James Madison. Appalachian State is scoring 78.5 points per game with 42 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, while allowing 66.5 points against per game this year. Donovan Gregory is averaging 13.2 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. Appalachian State is shooting 47.5% from the field, 67.8% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers this season. 

Wake Forest Preview

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 20-13 (11-9) this season after they lost to Pittsburgh by a score of 81-69 in their last game. Wake Forest was right on the bubble, but a three game losing streak against Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech towards the ends of the regular season did them in. The Demon Deacons have lost four of their last six games and they finished tied for fifth in the ACC. Wake Forest has quality wins against Duke, NC State, Virginia and Florida. The Demon Deacons are scoring 78.2 points per game with 34 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, while giving up 70.5 points against per game this season. Hunter Sallis is averaging 18.1 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Wake Forest is shooting 47.7% from the field, 79.5% on free throws, and 37.2% on three pointers this year. 

Appalachian State vs Wake Forest Betting Prediction

Wake Forest just missed out on a bubble spot for the NCAA Tournament and they will try to stay motivated at home against a good Appalachian State team. The Demon Deacons are 16-1 at home, while Appalachian State is 8-4 on the road. The Mountaineers have won eight of their last nine games and they are very good on both ends of the floor. I think we are going to see a higher scoring game here, as both teams can score in bunches. I also think Wake Forest may be lacking some incentive to play tough defense. Take the over in this matchup. 

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

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