Tennessee vs. Wake Forest Pick
Can No. 21 Tennessee go on the road and pick up a big victory when the Volunteers face Wake Forest at 12:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tennessee is the slight favorite on the road, as the Volunteers are getting odds of -1.5 points against Wake Forest. The over/under total for the contest has yet to be set. Today’s game takes place from Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winstom-salem, North Carolina and will air live on ESPN2.
Tennessee is coming off a 66-61 win over Furman earlier this week. The Vols are now 8-2 on the season overall. They have failed to cover in three straight games and are now 4-4 against the spread for the year. The Volunteers are averaging 77.4 points per game on offense while allowing just 66.4 per contest. Grant Williams is leading Tennessee with 15.8 points and 7 rebounds per game. Admiral Schofield is adding 11.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.
Wake Forest is on a six-game winning streak following an 84-80 win over Coastal Carolina earlier this week. The Demon Deacons are now 7-4 overall and 4-4-1 against the spread. They are 3-1 against the spread in their last four lined games. Wake is averaging 80.4 points per game on offense while allowing 72 per contest. Bryant Crawford is leading the team with 16.4 points and 4.9 assists per game while Keyshawn Woods is adding 15.8 points per contest.
Tennessee won the last meeting with Wake Forest in 2013, 82-63. The Volunteers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games against ACC opponents and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 road games that follow three straight home games. Wake Forest is 1-5-1 against the spread in their last 7 games against a winning team. The Vols have already won on the road and are a team that is capable to picking up wins away from home against good teams. The public betting is solidly with Tennessee and I think the Vols will win and cover the small spread.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TENNESSEE -1.5