Wake Forest at Miami basketball: Game 27 info, live stream, odds, TV

Jan 31, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 31, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team will attempt to extend its winning streak to six games when it hosts Wake Forest on Saturday. Wake Forest travels to Coral Gables after winning its last three games. Miami and Wake Forest each have wins over North Carolina this month. Wake Forest won 92-75 over North Carolina on February 7.

Miami won at North Carolina 80-72 on Monday. Wake Forest has a chance for a huge quadrant one win versus Miami on Saturday afternoon. CBS Sports lists Wake Forest as one of the first four teams out in their bracketology. ESPN lists Wake Forest among the next four out. Miami needs to avoid a quadrant two home loss.

Wake Forest moved up one spot in the NCAA net ratings from Thursday. As the 75th-ranked team in the net ratings, the Demon Deacons are the lowest-ranked team a home team can play in quadrant two. The Miami basketball team needs to keep winning to build momentum and its resume for the NCAA Tournament.

Miami is currently 30th in the net ratings. Three of the last four Miami games are at home. The Hurricanes play at Virginia Tech on Tuesday before hosting Florida State and Pittsburgh to finish the season. Virginia Tech is currently 68th in the net ratings. That will be a quad-one game for Miami on the road.

Wake Forest at Miami basketball

GAME 27 | FEB. 18, 2023 • 2 P.M. ET • CORAL GABLES, FLA.

"Wake Forest Demon Deacons (17-9, 9-6 ACC)Head Coach: Steve Forbes (Southern Arkansas, 1988)Record at WF: 48-35 (third season), Career Record: 346-140 (15th season)All-Time: 14-13 (14-12 since rebirth) | Home: 10-2 | Away: 2-11 | Neutral: 2-0 | Coach L: 9-6 (9-5 at UM) Streak: Won 2 | Last Meeting: 76-72 road win (Feb. 12, 2022) | First Meeting: 46-17 road loss (Feb. 5, 1940)BROADCAST INFORMATIONRSN • Play-by-Play: Tom Werme • Color: Mike Gminski | Bally Sports Sun | WatchESPN| FUBO-TV (Radio) AM 560 WQAM • Joe Zagacki • Danny Rabinowitz • audacy.com/stations/wqam | Sirius XM 138, 193 & 955 FM 90.5 WVUM • Wyatt Kopelman • J Monte | wvum.org|AM 1210 WNMA • Broderick Zerpa • Jose Martinez | oasis1210am.comCourtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

The player to watch for Wake Forest is guard Tyree Appleby who leads the Demon Deacons averaging 18.6 points per game and 6.2 assists. Wake Forest at Miami should be a high-scoring game. The Demon Deacons are averaging 77.7 PPG and Miami 79.0. Wake Forest allows 73.1 PPG and Miami 70.5.

Wake Forest at Miami: FanDuel Game Odds

Spread: Wake Forest +6.5 (-102) Miami -6.5 (-120) Total: 157.5 Moneyline: Wake Forest +240 Miami -300

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Wake Forest is 15-11 versus the spread, 7-6 on the road. Miami has a 16-10 record against the spread but just 7-7 at home. Wake Forest should push Miami in a game that they need. Expect Wake Forest to cover the spread but Miami to win outright. The total should be close but that’s a high number.