Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest prediction ATS, odds, best bets for player props on Wednesday, March 13

Wake Forest opens postseason play Wednesday afternoon in the second round of the ACC Tournament against Notre Dame, in the first Demon Deacons game since online sports betting launched in North Carolina.

We’re breaking down the latest Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest odds and props, and offering predictions ahead of the contest, which is scheduled to tip off at 2:30 p.m. ESPN will carry the live coverage.

Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest odds: Point spread, moneyline, total

Here are the latest college basketball betting odds for Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest at top-rated sportsbooks:

Notre Dame Fighting Irish betting news and analysis

The Irish advanced to Wednesday’s game by knocking off Georgia Tech 84-80 in the opening game of the ACC Tournament.

It was a surprisingly high-scoring game by ND standards, as Micah Shrewsberry’s team combines a Quad 4 offense with a Quad 1 defense.

Tuesday’s game was only the third time this season Notre Dame scored 80-plus points, and the fifth time they’d allowed the number.

The offensive outburst, led by the freshmen backcourt duo of Markus Burton (21 points) and Braeden Shrewsberry (23 points), is certainly good news for the Irish, but the 80 points allowed could be a little concerning. While it’s happened just five times this season, the Irish have allowed 80 or more in three straight games, perhaps a sign that a young team lacking quality depth is tiring.

Now, that team has to turn around and try to pull off an upset on 24 hours of rest.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons betting news and analysis

The Deacons enter the ACC Tournament as the No. 5 seed, but firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble.

That didn’t look to be the case in late February, as Wake knocked off Duke, leading to the infamous court-storming incident with a student “colliding” with Blue Devils’ star Kyle Filipowski. The Deacons followed that up, however, with three straight losses, including against this Notre Dame team.

Still, the advanced statistics like the team Steve Forbes is putting out on the court, as it features a top-30 offense and a top-50(ish) defense. 

Wake is balanced, with four players averaging double figures in scoring, led by junior guard Hunter Sallis, who’s scoring 18.3 points per game. He struggled mightily in the loss to Notre Dame, however, shooting 18.2 percent from the field and finishing with seven points, four assists and four turnovers.

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Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest player props picks

With Notre Dame having just played Tuesday in order to advance to this game, player props are sparse for the Irish. 

On the Wake Forest side, however, Sallis has his points total set at . That’s below his average, and likely affected by what the Irish defense is capable of. But, as previously mentioned, that defense hasn’t been the same of late, and now it’s tired. Take the OVER on Sallis points.

Here are the latest Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest points props:

Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest prediction ATS

The Irish certainly found something at the end of the season, as its young roster won five of six from Feb. 10 to March 2. But the lack of quality depth is showing, and fatigue appears to have set in. That’s not great on short rest against a team that needs this game to keep its March Madness hopes alive.

Pick: Wake Forest

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With legal online sports betting up and running in North Carolina, these are our favorite NC sportsbook apps. Claim one or more of these great bonuses and get in on today’s ACC Tournament action:

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