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Miami favored by 14.5 against Wake Forest on Saturday

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsMiami Hurricanes
Feb 18, 1:00 PM | BankUnited Center

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Miami Hurricanes Odds

12-14TEAM RECORD15-9

Wake Forest travels to Miami on Saturday, hoping to boost its 12-14 record with a victory over the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes are 15-9 so far on the season, and 10-11-1 ATS vs. the number. The Demon Deacons, meanwhile, are 12-14 and 12-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 11-11 and the Demon Deacons go 8-15 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
The Demon Deacons are listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 68-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 289-rated Demon Deacons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-63 win for the Hurricanes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Demon Deacons rank No. 257 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 152 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is college basketball's No. 72-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Demon Deacons rate No. 277 with 5.1 per game.

Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.

Wake Forest won its last outing, a 59-50 result against Georgia Tech on February 15. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Demon Deacons got a 23-point performance from Travis McKie, who added 11 rebounds, as Wake Forest ran past Georgia Tech 59-50 on Wednesday at Joel Coliseum.

Miami lost its last outing, a 73-64 result against North Carolina on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. Miami suffered a 73-64 loss against North Carolina on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Durand Scott in a losing effort at BankUnited Center.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston College are 4-6
After playing Georgia Tech are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Maryland are 5-5
After playing North Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Demon Deacons at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Wake Forest is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Miami is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Boston College, Saturday, February 25
Miami at Maryland, Tuesday, February 21