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Pittsburgh Panthers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

College basketball betting interest will be high on Wednesday when the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest hit the hard court against the Panthers of Pittsburgh.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Pittsburgh Panthers to cover the point spread in this one found them as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will look to cover the spread vs the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, as the Demon Deacons are 9-15-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 12-12 ATS. Wake Forest is 11-14 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 6-18 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 333-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers and the No. 255-rated Wake Forest Demon Deacons in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's No. 259-ranked scoring average of 63.25 PPG, against a Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense rated No. 200 and allowing 75.37 PPG. The Pittsburgh Panthers FG% has averaged 41.57% to date this season, less than the Wake Forest Demon Deacons shooters have managed so far (44.67% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wake Forest got 29 points from Bryant Crawford on the way to a 90-84 loss against North Carolina State on Saturday at Joel Coliseum.

The Panthers endured a 88-75 loss at the hands of the Seminoles on Sunday, despite a 17-point effort from Shamiel Stevenson at Tucker Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wake Forest is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Wake Forest is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wake Forest home to Notre Dame, Saturday, February 24th
Pittsburgh at Virginia, Saturday, February 24th