Miami vs. Wake Forest odds, line: 2019 ACC Tournament picks, predictions from model on 111-87 run
Twelfth-seeded Miami and 13th-seeded Wake Forest are hoping to turn their fortunes around and make some noise as they open 2019 ACC Tournament play on Tuesday. Wake Forest (11-19) has lost three in a row and is 3-7 in its last 10 games, while Miami (13-17) has won just four of its past 10. Tip-off is set for noon ET, and these teams split a pair of games during the regular season. The Hurricanes are favored by seven in the latest Wake Forest vs. Miami odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 141.5. Before making any Miami vs. Wake Forest picks of your own, be sure to read what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned nearly $4,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. It also entered Week 18 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a strong 111-87 run against the spread. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Wake Forest vs. Miami in the ACC Tournament 2019. We can tell you it’s leaning under, but it also has a strong against-the-spread pick that cashes in nearly 60 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine.
The model knows Miami has won nine of the last 14 games in the series and has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 10 times overall. The Hurricanes, however, will need to go on a long postseason run if they are to avoid their first losing record in 12 years.
The Hurricanes are led by sophomore guard Chris Lykes (16.2 ppg), who has had two of his best games of the season against Wake Forest. He had 25 against the Demon Deacons on Jan. 12 and 26 points at Wake Forest on Feb. 26. Senior guard Anthony Lawrence II (12.6 ppg) has been red hot. He’s scored in double-figures in each of the past six games.
The Hurricanes have had recent success against the Demon Deacons, but that doesn’t mean they’ll cover Tuesday’s Wake Forest vs. Miami spread.
The model also knows Wake Forest’s success has been easy to gauge. When the Demon Deacons shoot 40 percent from the floor or better, they are 9-4 this season. When they shoot below that, they are 2-15.
Sophomore guard Chaundee Brown (11.9 ppg) has had Miami’s number. In three career games against the Hurricanes, he is averaging 21 points and 6.7 rebounds. Three of his eight career 20-plus-point games have come against Miami.
So who wins Wake Forest vs. Miami? And which side of the spread can you bank on in nearly 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Wake Forest vs. Miami spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $4,200 on its college basketball picks the past two years, and find out.