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ACC Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Pittsburgh Panthers Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds Preview

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsPittsburgh Panthers
17-15March 13, 2014, 02:30 | Greensboro Coliseum23-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Pittsburgh vs Wake Forest battle Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum as the Panthers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Demon Deacons will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-17 ATS against the number this season, while the Panthers are 10-15-3 ATS. Wake Forest is 12-15 on the totals; Pittsburgh is 17-11.View Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Pittsburgh in this one found them as -8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 328-rated Wake Forest taking on the No. 93-rated Panthers in this contest.

In their last action, Wake Forest was an 81-69 winner at home against Notre Dame. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Demon Deacons got a terrific 25-point effort from Coron Williams as Wake Forest defeated Notre Dame 81-69 on Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were an 83-78 winner as they battled Clemson on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Lamar Patterson went off for 30 points and added 7 rebounds for good measure, leading Pittsburgh to an 83-78 win over Clemson on Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's No. 99-ranked scoring average of 72.65 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense rated No. 153 and allowing 70.53 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 46.08% to date this season, more than the Demon Deacons shooters have managed so far (45.41% per game).