Miami Basketball at Wake Forest: Game 14 info, odds, live stream, TV

The Miami basketball team hopes to build on its win over Clemson on Wednesday when the Hurricanes play at Wake Forest on Saturday.

Mar 9, 2023; Greensboro, NC, USA; Miami (Fl) Hurricanes forward Norchad Omier (15) moves the ball
Mar 9, 2023; Greensboro, NC, USA; Miami (Fl) Hurricanes forward Norchad Omier (15) moves the ball / John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami basketball team will play its first ACC road game this season at Wake Forest on Saturday. Miami and Wake Forest enter the game on Saturday as two of the four ACC teams who have started conference play 2-0. North Carolina and North Carolina State are also 2-0.

Miami had its most impressive win this season, 95-82 over number 16 Clemson. Wake Forest brings an eight game winning streak into the game on Saturday versus Miami. Miami is 2-11 all-time at Wake Forest. The Hurricanes have the best overall record in the ACC at 11-2.

Wake Forest is a balanced team offensively. The Demon Deacons are the only Division I team with four players averaging at least 14.5 points per game. Miami has four players averaging at least 13.7 PPG. Expect a high scoring game. Miami is averaging 85.5 PPG and Wake Forest is at 81.5.

Miami played Clemson without second-leading scorer Wooga Poplar. Poplar injured his ankle in the previous game versus North Florida. It is not known if Poplar will play at Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons will be without guard Damari Monsanto who is expected to be out until mid-January.

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Miami at Wake Forest: Game Info

Date: Sat., Jan. 6, 2024, Time: 2:15 p.m. ET, Location: Winston-Salem, N.C., Arena: LJVM Coliseum
Live Stats: WakeForest.Statbroadcast.Com, Television: The CW, FUBO Radio: 560 WQAM and Sirius XM 109-194, Series: 16-13, Miami, at Miami:11-2, at Wake Forest: 2-11, Neutral: 3-0, Last Meeting: 74-72, Miami (3/9/23)

Miami (11-2, 2-0 ACC), Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence ‘71), Record at UM: 266-151, Career Record: 736-485, Record vs. WF: 11-6, THE MATCHUP -vs Wake Forest (10-3, 2-0 ACC) Head Coach: Steve Forbes (Southern Ark. ‘88), Record at WF: 60-43, Career Record: 190-86, Record vs. UM: 1-4 Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

Miami at Wake Forest: Fan Duel Odds

Spread: Miami plus 4.5 Total: 159.5, Over minus 108, Under 112 Moneyline: Miami plus 155 Wake Forest minus 188 Courtesy FanDuel.

When Miami is at its best they are nearly impossible to stop offensively. Freshman guard Kyshawn George scored 12 points in the first half versus Clemson. All of the points for George were on three-point shots. Miami will need another big game from George if Poplar is out.

Gonzaga transfer Hunter Salis leads Wake Forest with 18.4 PPG. Center Efton Reid who is 6'11 and 238 pounds will have a big height advantage over Norchad Omier. Reid is averaging 9.0 PPG and 9.0 RPG. Zach Keller comes off the bench at 6'10 and 228 pounds.

Miami makes huge NCAA Net Ratings jump after beating Clemson. Miami makes huge NCAA Net Ratings jump after beating Clemson. dark. Next

Prediction

The game should be a competitive one. The best bet is to take the over. Miami and Wake Forest are averaging more combined than the 159.5 total. Miami will return to the Watsco Center on Wednesday night to host Louisville. Wake Forest is a great chance for Miami to boost its NCAA Tournament resume.