The Florida Gators will look to bounce back from their second loss of the season when they travel to face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday. The two will match up in the ACC/SEC Challenge in hopes of getting a win for their respective conference. Wake Forest is also looking to get above .500 for the first time this season since it won its season opener. However, NCAA basketball odds have the Gators as a solid favorite on the road.
Florida Falls Short
The Florida Gators’ three-game win streak came to an end when it lost to Baylor in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Though Florida had another strong showing offensively, scoring 91 points and shooting 44.9% from the field, it was no match for the Bears, who shot 51.7% overall and 56% shooting from three.
The Gators’ offense has been strong to start the season, averaging 86.3 points on 48% shooting from the field – both third in the SEC. They averaged 88.5 points and a 46% field-goal percentage in their two games of the tournament.
Florida’s offense has been the reason for its success so far, and it is once again the reason it is a strong NCAA pick for Nov. 29 against Wake Forest.
Wake Forest Bounces Back
After falling in overtime to LSU, the Demon Deacons rebounded with a win and stronger showing defensively against Charleston Southern.
Wake Forest held the Buccaneers to 56 points on 37.3% shooting in its win, also limiting them to a 27.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc while turning Charleston Southern over 15 times.
However, the Deacons’ defense has struggled to perform the same against stronger teams. they have given up 81 points and a 45.9% field-goal percentage to the three Power Five teams they have faced.
Wake Forest will hope to continue to build on the defensive performance it had against the Buccaneers, but against atough Florida team, bettors may want to see how it comes out before looking at some College basketball live betting odds.
Florida vs Wake Forest Game Information
- Game: Florida (4-2) vs Wake Forest (3-3)
- Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7:15 p.m. ET
- Florida vs Wake Forest Live Stream: TBS.com
Florida vs Wake Forest Best Bet
Though the Demon Deacons get home-court advantage in the matchup, the sportsbook leans to Florida, with NCAA basketball lines favoring the Gators by five points. Florida should be a good NCAA basketball bet to cover as well.
The Gators’ offense has been hot to start the season and they should show no signs of slowing down against a Wake Forest team that has trouble slowing stronger offenses. Although Florida’s defense had issues containing Baylor, it has given up 74.7 points a game and should have a better time stopping the Deacons.
Wake Forest will try to stay in the game, but Florida’s offense should prove to be too much for the Demon Deacons to keep up with by the end.
College Basketball Pick: Florida Gators -5 (-110)
Florida vs Wake Forest Betting Lines
Question Of The Day
Is there any injury update that could affect the outcome of the Florida vs Wake Forest game?
Florida is missing center Micah Handlogten.a