Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons: 3/2/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 2, 2021

A pair of struggling teams meet when the Pittsburgh Panthers (9-10) host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-13) on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET. The Demon Deacons are 7-point underdogs as they attempt to stop a five-game losing streak against the Panthers, losers of five straight. The point total is 138.5 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Pittsburgh vs Wake Forest Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Pittsburgh -7 -110 -111 138.5 -113 -109 -331 254

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Computer picks for Pittsburgh vs Wake Forest
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pittsburgh (-7) Over (138.5) Pittsburgh 75 Wake Forest 65

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Total Facts

  • The Panthers and their opponents have combined for 138.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 13 of 19 outings (68.4%) this season.
  • In nine of 19 opportunities (47.4%) this season, Wake Forest has combined with its opponents to score at least 138.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 0.5 less points per game (138) than this matchup’s total of 138.5 points.
  • The Panthers and the Demon Deacons have seen their opponents average a combined 3.0 more points per game than the point total of 138.5 set in this matchup.
  • The Panthers average point total in outings this year is 141.6, 3.1 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Demon Deacons this season is 0.7 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Panthers score just 0.1 more points per game (71.6) than the Demon Deacons give up (71.5).
  • When Pittsburgh scores more than 71.5 points, it is 5-3 overall and 4-0 against the spread.
  • In games when Wake Forest allows more than 71.6 points, it is 5-5 against the spread and 1-9 overall.
  • The Demon Deacons’ 66.4 points per game are just 3.6 fewer points than the 70 the Panthers allow to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 70 points, Wake Forest is 4-0 against the spread and 4-2 overall.
  • Pittsburgh is 5-8 against the spread and 5-8 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 66.4 points.
  • The Panthers have scored a total of 31 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 1.6 per game), while the Demon Deacons have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 97 total points, -5.1 per game).

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Pittsburgh Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Panthers have covered 10 times in 19 contests.
  • When favored by at least 7 points, the Panthers have put together a 2-2 record ATS.
  • More often than not, Pittsburgh and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 10 of 19 chances this season.

Wake Forest Betting Information

  • The Demon Deacons have a winning record against the spread, going 10-8 ATS (covering 55.6% of the time).
  • The Demon Deacons have gone 1-1 against the spread when they are at least a 7-point underdog.
  • In 9 out of Wake Forest’s 18 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

Pittsburgh vs Wake Forest (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/23/2021 Pittsburgh -2.5 141 -142 +118 Regular Season 76-75 WAKE
3/10/2020 Pittsburgh -2 137 -136 +112 Conference Tournament 81-72 PITT
1/4/2020 Pittsburgh -6.5 135.5 -295 +233 Regular Season 69-65 WAKE
2/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-76 WAKE

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Pittsburgh Leaders

  • Justin Champagnie leads the Panthers in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 18.6 points and 11.4 boards per game.
  • Pittsburgh’s best passer is Xavier Johnson, who averages 5.7 assists per game to go with his 14.2 PPG scoring average.
  • Ithiel Horton leads his teammates on the Panthers with 2.0 made threes per game.
  • Johnson is the Panthers leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Champagnie leads them in blocks with 1.1 per contest.

Wake Forest Leaders

  • Daivien Williamson averages 12.2 points and tacks on 2.6 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Demon Deacons’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Ody Oguama’s stat line of 5.5 rebounds, 8.2 points and 0.5 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Wake Forest rebounding leaderboard.
  • Jonah Antonio’s 2.0 made threes per game lead the Demon Deacons.
  • Williamson (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Wake Forest while Emmanuel Okpomo (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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