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Miami favored by 9.5 against Wake Forest on Saturday

Miami HurricanesWake Forest Demon Deacons
Feb 23, 1:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Miami Hurricanes vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds

22-3TEAM RECORD11-14

A key college battle sees the visiting Miami Hurricanes travelling to Wake Forest Saturday to take on the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest battles the Hurricanes, currently sitting with a 22-3 mark (14-6-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-10 for the Demon Deacons and 5-14-1 for the Hurricanes.

View Miami vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Miami before tip-off in this one found them as 9.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 271 (Demon Deacons) and the No. 5 (Hurricanes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-64 result in favor of the Hurricanes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wake Forest's No. 182-ranked scoring average of 67 PPG, against a Hurricanes defense rated No. 23 and allowing 58.4 PPG. The Demon Deacons FG% has averaged 43.2% to date this season, less than the Hurricanes shooters have managed so far (46.1% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Miami owns the country's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 59.4 points per game on the highway. Wake Forest, on the other hand, rates No. 192 in scoring at home.

Miami was a 54-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Virginia. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Hurricanes grabbed a 54-50 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday, behind a 11-point effort from Shane Larkin at BankUnited Center.

Wake Forest was a 57-56 loser in its last match at home against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Demon Deacons endured a 57-56 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from C.J. Harris at Joel Coliseum.

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Virginia Tech are 7-3
After playing Virginia are 3-7
After a win are 10-0

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Florida State are 4-6
After playing Georgia Tech are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hurricanes at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games on the road
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wake Forest's last 9 games when playing Miami
Wake Forest is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
Wake Forest is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Virginia Tech, Wednesday, February 27
Wake Forest at Florida State, Tuesday, February 26