A big part of wagering on sports is the ability to look at the current state of affairs and predict how things might play out in the future. Bettors who win regularly have a fantastic knack for doing that, but even they are having a tough time figuring out who will land on top of the college basketball rankings at the end of the regular season. This has been one of the best seasons in recent history if you are a fan of upsets and unpredictability. S
an Diego State remain the only team unbeaten in Division I basketball, which should give you some idea of just how tough a slog it has been for every single team this season. With time beginning to run out on the season, it’s time for teams to make one final push for the top.
The #5 ranked Louisville Cardinals will certainly feel as though they still have a shot at the #1 and they will try to keep it going when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday night. Louisville is in as a 15 ½- point favorite, with the point total for this one set at 142.
How to Bet Wake Forest vs Louisville NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info.
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- When: Wednesday, February 5 at 9 PM EST
- Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville
- NCAAB Odds: Wake Forest +15.5 / Total 142
Why bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons?It has not been a very memorable year for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons who will hit the road on Wednesday night a game below .500 at 10-11. Things went off the rails for them the moment they began conference play, as they are now just a miserable 3-8 SU in ACC Conference games. It’s hard to imagine that they will see that record improve on Wednesday night when they go up against the team sitting at the top of the ACC right now.Making matters even worse is that Wake Forest is just 2-17 SU in their last 19 games played away from home. They have only managed a single win in their last 5 against Louisville, although they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 overall.
- Total Score: 71.62
- Field Goal Percentage: 42.22
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.19
- Free Throw Percentage: 74.59
- Total Rebounds: 38.57
- Total Score: 72.10
- Field Goal Percentage: 43.11
- Three-Point Percentage: 32.24
- Free Throw Percentage: 66.83
- Total Rebounds: 35.10
Why bet on the Louisville Cardinals?
At 19-3 on the season, the Louisville Cardinals are still very much in the conversation for the #1 spot in the nation. They would, though, likely need to win out and get some help for that to happen, but they are certainly in a good run of form, coming into this game on an 8-game winning streak.
I don’t really see the Cardinals being in much danger of losing this one, especially when you consider that they have won 13 of their last 14 games on home court and are 4-1 SU in their last 5 versus the Demon Deacons.
The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, as well as having the same record versus team from the ACC. They are 7-6 ATS in home court games this season.
- Total Score: 75.41
- Field Goal Percentage: 46.38
- Three-Point Percentage: 39.74
- Free Throw Percentage: 72.48
- Total Rebounds: 39.77
- Total Score: 62.36
- Field Goal Percentage: 36.96
- Three-Point Percentage: 28.97
- Free Throw Percentage: 72.08
- Total Rebounds: 33.09
Wake Forest vs Louisville NBA Betting Trends
- Wake Forest are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Wake Forest’s last 8 games.
- Wake Forest are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
- Louisville are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville’s last 6 games.
- Louisville are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
Wake Forest vs Louisville Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While I think that this will be an easy win for the Cardinals, I think that the 15 ½ point spread might just be a little bit on the high side. I am taking Wake Forest to cover on Wednesday night.
Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons 66 Louisville Cardinals 78