Georgia vs Wake Forest Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/24/24

Wake Forest (21-13) vs Georgia (18-16)

Game Info: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm (LJVM Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -9.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Georgia Bulldogs and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Sunday in NIT college basketball action from LJVM Coliseum. Here’s a Georgia vs Wake Forest prediction. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Georgia recent form and player performance

• The Wake Forest recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving Georgia

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving Wake Forest

• Recent betting trends in games played between Georgia and Wake Forest

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Georgia vs Wake Forest game

Georgia Bulldogs Betting Preview

The Bulldogs got off to a solid 14-5 start this year, then faded down the stretch. Georgia went just 1-9 at one point in January/February before a win over Ole Miss. Following a regular-season-ending loss to Auburn, the Bulldogs took out Missouri in the conference tourney before another loss to Florida.

In their First Round NIT matchup versus Xavier, the Bulldogs got back into the win column. Georgia jumped out to a 46-34 halftime edge but had to hang on for a 78-76 win after a wild second half. Silas Demary was the team’s leading scorer with his 16 points and four assists.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Preview

Over on the Wake Forest side, they had a rough 2-5 run late in the season themselves. The Deacons finished off the regular schedule with a win over Clemson, then took out Notre Dame in the conference tournament. Wake Forest lost 81-69 to Pittsburgh in the next outing, though.

Matched up against Appalachian State in the First Round of the NIT, the Deacons didn’t have too many issues. Wake Forest was up 36-27 going into the second half, then hit a 51-49 run to close out an 87-76 win. Kevin Miller was tops on his 31 points, three assists and two steals. Wake Forest already lost to Georgia this season, which was one of three non-conference defeats alongside Utah and LSU.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Team Facts

  • Wake Forest has won each of its last 32 games against non-Conference opponents at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
  • Twenty-nine of Wake Forest's last 36 day games against non-AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 155 or fewer points.
  • Wake Forest has won the first half in 12 of its last 13 day games against non-Conference opponents at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Georgia Bulldogs Team Facts

  • Georgia has won each of its last nine games against non-Conference opponents.
  • Eight of Georgia's last nine day games against non-Conference opponents have produced a total of 153 or fewer points.
  • Georgia has won the first half in each of its last nine Sunday games against non-Conference opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Wake Forest ranks 3rd among Division 1 teams for free throw percentage this season (80.2%).
  • Wake Forest ranks 18th among Division 1 teams for three-point percentage this season (37.6%).
  • Georgia ranks T29th among Division 1 teams for free throws made per game this season (16.6).
  • Georgia ranks 33rd among Division 1 teams for free throw attempts per game this season (22.7).

Georgia vs Wake Forest Prediction

I’ll stay with Wake Forest here. The Deacons made short work of a pretty good App State team in their last outing, hitting 48.3 percent from the field and 80.6 percent (25-of-31) from the line. Wake Forest managed a 39-31 rebounding edge as well. It’s been a good scoring run for the Deacons lately, with a nice 69 or more points in six straight games.

As for Georgia, they faded in the second half versus Xavier but still managed to pull off the gritty win thanks to 22 points off 15 Musketeers turnovers. The Bulldogs haven’t won consecutive games since way back in early January, though, so this matchup will be an uphill battle.

Andrew’s Pick Wake Forest Demon Deacons -9.5

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