Miami vs. Wake Forest ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Miami vs. Wake Forest ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 1 seed Miami Hurricanes (24-6, 15-5 ACC) are 7-point favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 9 seed Wake Forest Demon Deacons (19-13, 10-10 ACC) in the ACC Tournament Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum, starting at 12:00 PM on ESPN2. The matchup has an over/under set at 157.5 points.

Miami vs. Wake Forest Odds

  • Miami odds to win: -313
  • Wake Forest odds to win: +253
  • Spread: Miami (-7)
  • Total: 157.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Where: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Venue: Greensboro Coliseum

Who Will Win Miami vs. Wake Forest?

Miami and Wake Forest Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Miami is 3-9 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.

In games it has played as at least a 7-point underdog this year, Wake Forest is 2-1 against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 1.1 fewer points per game (156.4) than this game’s over/under of 157.5 points.

Miami and Wake Forest have seen their opponents average a combined 12.0 fewer points per game than the over/under of 157.5 set for this matchup.

The average point total in Miami’s games this year is 6.2 fewer points than the total of 157.5 in this matchup.

The average point total for the Demon Deacons this year is 7.0 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

The Hurricanes have gone 18-12-0 ATS this season.

The Demon Deacons have gone 16-15-1 ATS this year.

Miami Stats & Insights

Miami’s +238 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 7.9 points per game) is a result of scoring 79.6 points per game (23rd in college basketball) while giving up 71.7 per outing (230th in college basketball).

Miami wins the rebound battle by an average of 3.3 boards. It is recording 32.1 rebounds per game (156th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.8 per outing.

The Hurricanes knock down 7.6 three-pointers per game (157th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.4. They shoot 37.2% from deep while their opponents hit 33.1% from long range.

Miami ranks 14th in college basketball with 102.2 points scored per 100 possessions, and 196th in college basketball defensively with 92 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home, the Hurricanes are scoring 8.2 more points per game (83.4) than they are on the road (75.2).

Wake Forest Stats & Insights

Wake Forest has a +95 scoring differential, topping opponents by three points per game. It is putting up 76.8 points per game, 58th in college basketball, and is giving up 73.8 per contest to rank 287th in college basketball.

Wake Forest loses the rebound battle by 1.3 boards on average. It collects 31 rebounds per game, 232nd in college basketball, while its opponents grab 32.3.

Wake Forest knocks down 9.5 three-pointers per game (18th in college basketball), 1.3 more than its opponents.

Wake Forest ranks 53rd in college basketball with 98.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 283rd defensively with 95.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Demon Deacons are putting up more points at home (79.1 per game) than on the road (74.4).

Miami Key Players to Watch

The leader in points and assists for the Hurricanes is Isaiah Wong, who scores 15.9 points and dishes out 3.4 assists per game.

Norchad Omier leads Miami in rebounding, pulling down 10 rebounds per game while also scoring 14.1 points a contest.

The Hurricanes get the most three-point shooting production out of Nijel Pack, who makes 2.5 threes per game.

Wong and Omier lead Miami on the defensive end, with Wong leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Omier in blocks averaging 1.3 per contest.

Wake Forest Key Players to Watch

The Demon Deacons’ Tyree Appleby racks up enough points (18.7 per game) and assists (6.5 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.

Andrew Carr is at the top of the Wake Forest rebounding leaderboard with 5.9 rebounds per game. He also racks up 10.9 points and adds 1.2 assists per game.

Damari Monsanto makes 3.2 three-pointers per game, the most on the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest’s leader in steals is Appleby with 1.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Carr with 0.9 per game.

Miami vs. Wake Forest Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Wake Forest (+7)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (157.5)

  • Prediction:
    Miami 78, Wake Forest 73
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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.