Notre Dame

Wake Forest

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Notre Dame -1.5 Point Spread
-110



Over 149 Game Totals
-110

Against The Spread Pick

The Demon Deacons stunned Duke at home this past week, beating them 113-101 in double overtime. Wake Forest still finds themselves near the bottom of ACC, at 5-12 in the conference. The only way Wake is going to make the NCAA tournament is by winning the ACC. Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish are starting to play much better, winning three games in a row and winning seven of their last ten. Still firmly on the bubble, Notre Dame cannot afford to lose this game. The Irish did beat Wake at home back in January by a score of 90-80 and I expect another solid performance here. I probably would not bet this game, but I do lean to the Irish because coming off an emotional win, I do not expect Wake to play at the same level.

Over Under Pick

Much like the side, I do nor really want to get involved with this total. Wake Forest was able to score 113 on Duke, but it did take two overtimes. Also, their leading scorer, Brandon Childress, really did not have a huge impact until when it mattered most, so I look for a more complete game from him. The Demon Deacons are averaging 78 points over their last five game, however are allowing 78 over the same stretch. In the first meeting, the total flew over by 24 points and I look for another high scoring affair here. The over is also 10-3 in Wake Forest’s home games, and 4-0 in the last 4 head to head meetings. I will lean to the over, but this is a total I will more than likely stay away from.