Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-7, 3-4) at Syracuse Orange (11-9, 3-4)
Syracuse, New York (Carrier Dome)
Time: 8:00 p.m.
TV: ACC Network (Affiliates)
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
Odds: Game opened as a pick 'em, but Syracuse is now a 3-point favorite. Over/Under is 153.5. Ken Pom projects that Wake Forest will win 79-78, but has the game right at 50%.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are fresh off a road ACC win over the North Carolina State Wolfpack and will look to extend their ACC winning streak to three games when they travel to Syracuse to take on the Orange on Tuesday evening. Syracuse plays their patented 2-3 zone, but is just 103rd nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency. Wake absolutely has the personnel to attack this zone. This biggest key will be if Wake has at least an average shooting night (34th nationally in 3 point %) and if they can eliminate sloppy passes. Wake can sometimes get careless when passing the ball around the perimeter, and that will be essential in tonight's game, as Syracuse has #length at every position. Patience on offense should lead to high expected value shots as well as fewer turnovers. Let's get it done.
I hope that you all will join me in the comments section throughout the game. Wake has a very realistic chance to take this one and move to 4-4 in ACC play. As always, go Deacs!