Florida State Seminoles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Joel Coliseum Saturday as host Wake Forest looks to handle the Florida State Seminoles in NCAA hoops action.
Wake Forest battles the Seminoles, currently sitting with a 13-9 mark (9-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-7 for the Demon Deacons and 10-9 for the Seminoles.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Wake Forest sat as 2-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Demon Deacons at No. 268 and the Seminoles at No. 179 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-65 result in favor of the Seminoles.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Seminoles is ranked No. 293 in NCAA hoops at 31.9 per game. Contrast that with Wake Forest’s No. 250 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wake Forest is the No. 275-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Florida State rates No. 152 at 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Florida State features the nation's No. 96-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 176 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Florida State was a 56-54 winner on the road against Georgia Tech. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Seminoles got 15 points from Michael Snaer as Florida State ran past Georgia Tech 56-54 on Tuesday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
In their last action, Wake Forest was an 87-62 loser on the road against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Wake Forest was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by North Carolina and falling by an 87-62 score at Dean Smith Center.
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Georgia Tech are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston College are 5-5
After playing North Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Seminoles at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida State's last 5 games on the road
Florida State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
Florida State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 5 games
Wake Forest is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Wake Forest is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Florida State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games when playing at home against Florida State
Florida State home to Miami, Wednesday, February 13
Wake Forest at Boston College, Wednesday, February 13