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How to Watch: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-6, 0-6) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (8-2, 4-1)

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5 Everything you need to know for today’s game

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NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Wake Forest
Nov 28, 2017; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; A view of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons logo at mid court prior to the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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Time: 6:00pm ET (Saturday, January 23rd, 2021)

Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina (LJVM Coliseum, 0 capacity)

TV: ACC Network

Streaming: Watch ESPN

Radio: Wake Forest IMG Radio Network, Wake Forest Gameday App

Live Stats: Wake Forest Sports, Wake Forest Gameday App

Twitter: @WakeMBB, @BloggerSoDear, @Les_Johns, @ConorONeillNOO

Instagram: @WakeBasketball

Spread: Wake +4

Over/Under: 141

Wake’s Rating: KenPom: 121 | NET: 137

Opponent’s Rating: KenPom: 62 | NET: 52

Kenpom Prediction: Pitt wins 73-69

Opponent’s Best Win: Duke (30)

Opponent’s Worst Loss: St. Francis PA (267)

Previous Matchup: Wake 72—Pitt 81

ESPN Matchup Predictor: 42% chance to win

The Deacs were supposed to have the weekend off, but after Boston College had to postpone their game with Pitt due to covid, the ACC decided to shoehorn in Wake’s February 7th matchup against the Panthers to today. Wake Forest is still looking for that first conference win in the Steve Forbes era, while Pitt is on a 3 game conference win streak. Despite being picked to finish 13th by the media, the Panthers are currently 3rd in the ACC with a 4-1 record, so this is likely going to be another tough fight for the Deacs.