First Four Wake Forest Vs K-State Odds, Pick & Betting Preview

Wake Forest Vs K-State Odds, Pick & Betting Preview

First Four Wake Forest Vs K-State Odds, Pick & Betting Preview

The Kansas State Wildcats and Wake Forest Demon Deacons will both be looking to get back in the win column while taking the first step toward winning the 2017 NCAA national championship when they square off in their First Four matchup on Tuesday. Both teams have plenty of motivation as they will be looking to rebound from losses in their respective conference tournaments. 

Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value in this matchup.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds, Pick & TV Info

The Wildcats will ‘host’ the Demon Deacons at the University of Dayton Arena on Tuesday, March 14, at 9:10 PM ET. Wake Forest is a 1-point ‘home’ favorite.

What: Final Four
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Vs Kansas State Wildcats
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 9:10 PM ET
Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
TV: truTV
Odds: Wake Forest -1

Why Bet The Kansas State Wildcats at +1

Kansas State  (20-13 SU, 15-12 ATS) had their three-game winning streak snapped in their heart-breaking 51-50 loss to West Virginia in the Big 12 tournament title game and they’ve struggled to a discouraging 4-6 SU mark over their last 10 games overall.

The Wildcats are averaging 71.7 points per game (213th) on 45.8 percent shooting (95th) while giving up 66.9 points per game (56th) on 42.5 percent shooting (106th). K-State has four players that average at least 11.2 points per game, including leading scorer and rebounder Wesley Iwundu (12.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg). The Wildcats are 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS in six neutral site games this season but shoot just 68.9 percent from the free throw line to rank a dismal 220th nationally.

Why Bet The Wake Forest Demon Deacons at -1

Wake Forest (19-13 SU, 16-14 ATS) had their four-game winning streak snapped in their 99-90 ACC tournament loss to Virginia Tech on Wednesday but the Demon Deacons did beat tourney-bound Louisville and Virginia Tech during the span.

Wake Forest is averaging a stellar 82.7 points per game (16th) on 47.2 percent shooting from the field (43rd) and 38.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc (38th). The Demon Deacons allow a generous 77.9 points per game (301st) on 45.2 percent shooting (251st).

Wake Forest has three double-digit scorers including scoring leader John Collins (18.9 ppg and 9.8 rpg) and point guard Bryant Crawford (16.1 ppg). The Demon Deacons have gone 4-2 in six neutral site games this season.

Wake Forest Vs K-State Pick & Final Score Prediction

I’m going to get right to the point by saying that Kansas State probably should be in the field, but since they are, the Wildcats are an easy pick to fall in this contest to a Wake Forest team that can put points on the board with the best teams in all of college basketball this season.

Wake Forest has two likely future NBA players on their roster and will beat the Wildcats simply because they have more offensive firepower and are more battle-tested playing in the powerful ACC.

The Demon Deacons may be 1-10 ATS in their last 11 NCAA Tournament games, Wake is also 5-0 ATS in their last five games against Big 12 ballclubs, 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.

K-State is a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games. Wake Forest is simply the better team and will get the win and ATS cover.

My final score prediction is Indianapolis 24, Houston 16.