The top-seeded Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (24-6) and the No. 9 seed Wake Forest Demon Deacons (19-13) collide in the quarterfinals of the 2023 ACC Tournament on Thursday afternoon. On Monday, Wake Forest topped Syracuse 77-74 to advance. Miami has won four of the last five games against Wake Forest, including a 96-87 victory over the Demon Deacons on Feb. 18. The winner advances to the semifinals on Friday to face either Duke or Pitt.
Tipoff from Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina is set for noon ET. The Hurricanes are 6-point favorites in the latest Wake Forest vs. Miami odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 156. Before locking in any Miami vs. Wake Forest picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now the model has zeroed in Miami vs. Wake Forest and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Wake Forest vs. Miami:
- Wake Forest vs. Miami spread: Hurricanes -6
- Wake Forest vs. Miami over/under: 156 points
- Wake Forest vs. Miami money line: Hurricanes -278, Demon Deacons +222
- MIA: Hurricanes are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS loss
- WAKE: Under is 4-0 in Demon Deacons' last four overall
- Wake Forest vs. Miami picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Miami can cover
Senior guard Jordan Miller is an athletic and versatile difference maker. Miller does a great job with backdoor cuts and creating clean looks at the rim. The Virginia native is averaging 15.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He also has a nose for takeaways, swiping 1.3 steals a game. In the Feb. 25 contest against Florida State, Miller had 21 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Sophomore forward Norchad Omier is a powerful and agile big man. Omier is able to finish with both hands around the basket while being impactful on the glass. The native of Nicaragua is third in the ACC in rebounds (10) with 14.1 points per contest. He's totaled 13 double-doubles on the season. In his last outing against Pittsburgh, Omier finished with 15 points and 13 boards.
Why Wake Forest can cover
Senior guard Tyree Appleby is a crafty ball handler who owns good court vision. Appleby has superb accuracy and has the jumper to stretch the floor. The Arkansas native leads the ACC in both scoring (18.8) and assists (6.3). He racked up 20-plus points and at least six assists in three straight games. On Mar. 4 against Syracuse, Appleby logged 21 points and eight assists.
Sophomore guard Cameron Hildreth has been an energetic and assertive scorer in the lane. Hildreth is relentless in the lane and has the strength to be physical down low. The England native averages 12.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. In the Feb. 18 matchup against Miami, Hildreth notched 14 points, eight assists and three steals.
How to make Wake Forest vs. Miami picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 154 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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