Wake Forest Vs Kansas State Odds, Pick & TV Info
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Kansas State Wildcats will both be looking to get back in the win column while taking the first step toward winning the 2017 NCAA national championship when they square off in their First Four matchup on Tuesday.
Both championship longshots have plenty of reasons to be motivated seeing as how as they will both be looking to rebound from losses in their respective conference tournaments. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most college basketball betting lines value in this matchup.
Analyzing The Demon Deacons Vs Wildcats Odds, Pick & TV Info
The Wildcats will ‘host’ the Demon Deacons at the University of Dayton Arena on Tuesday, March 14, at 9:10 PM ET. Wake Forest is a 1-point ‘home favorite.
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 9:10 PM ET
Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: Wake Forest -1
Why Bet The Kansas State Wildcats at +1
The Wildcats (20-13 SU, 15-12 ATS) had their three-game winning streak snapped in their heartbreaking 51-50 loss to West Virginia in the Big 12 tournament title game and they’ve struggled to a discouraging 4-6 SU mark over their last 10 games overall.
K-State is averaging 71.7 points per game (213th) on 45.8 percent shooting (95th) while giving up 66.9 points per game (56th) on 42.5 percent shooting (106th). K-State has four players that average at least 11.2 points per game, including leading scorer and rebounder Wesley Iwundu (12.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg). The Wildcats are 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS in six neutral site games this season but shoot just 68.9 percent from the free throw line of rank a dismal 220th nationally.
Why Bet The Wake Forest Demon Deacons at -1
The Demon Deacons (19-13 SU, 16-14 ATS) had their four-game winning streak snapped in their 99-90 ACC tournament loss to Virginia Tech on Wednesday but the Wake Forest did manage to beat nationally-ranked Louisville and tournament-bound Virginia Tech during the stretch.
Wake Forest is one of the best scoring tems in the nation as they average stellar 82.7 points per game (16th) on 47.2 percent shooting from the field (43rd) and 38.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc (38th). The Demon Deacons allow a generous 77.9 points per game (301st) on 45.2 percent shooting (251st). Wake Forest has three double-digit scorers including scoring leader John Collins (18.9 ppg and 9.8 rpg) and point guard Bryant Crawford (16.1 ppg). The Demon Deacons have gone 4-2 in six neutral site games this season.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I’m going to get right to the point by saying that Kansas State probably shouldn’t be in the field, but since they are, the Wildcats are an easy pick to lose to a Wake Forest ballclub that can put points on the board in a hurry. The Demon Deacons have two likely future NBA players on their roster and will beat the Wildcats simply because they have more offensive firepower and are more battle-tested playing in the powerful ACC.
Wake Forest may be a pitiful 1-10 ATS in their last 11 NCAA Tournament games, but they’re also 5-0 ATS in their last five games against Big 12 ballclubs, 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. K-State is a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games. Wake Forest is simply the more offensively-explosive team and will get the win and ATS cover just as 60 percent of the betting public believes.
My final score prediction is Wake Forest 76 K-State 72