Miami vs. Wake Forest Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Miami as a 7.5-point favorite over Wake Forest for today's game. The Hurricanes enter today's game with a 22-3 overall record and are 13-0 in the ACC, while the Demon Deacons are 11-14 overall and 4-9 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Hurricanes opened as 9-point favorites but the spread has been bet down to 7.5 or 7 at most online sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 62% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Hurricanes. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Wake Forest. According to latest college basketball trends, Miami-Fla is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Wake Forest is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS loss, 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, home team is 5-2-1 ATS last 8 in series, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss and are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Miami-Fla. (22-3 SU, 15-6-1 ATS) is coming off a 54-50 win over Virginia at home on Tuesday giving 8.5 points. Wake Forest (11-14 SU, 14-8-1 ATS) lost two in a row, including a 57-56 home defeat to Georgia Tech, as a 2.5-point favorite. The Hurricanes have won 14 straight games but have not covered their last three games. But this is a challenge for the Hurricanes against a young and deep team that is just playing loose at home, where they are 9-4 SU. Senior guard C.J. Harris, who has scored in double figures in nine consecutive games, leads the ACC in free throw percentage (85.7) and leads Wake Forest in scoring (14.8). Wake Foresthas a solid player in junior forward Travis McKie, who has scored in double figures in 16 of the last 17 games and is second on the team in scoring (14.4). Freshman forward Devin Thomas leads the Demon Deacons in rebounding (7.8). Miami is beginning to feel the pressure of being a top-five team.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: WAKE FOREST +7.5