Florida is on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have jumped out to a quick 36-32 lead against Wake Forest.
If Florida keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 5-2 in no time. On the other hand, Wake Forest will have to make due with a 3-4 record unless they turn things around (and fast).
Florida Gators @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Current Records: Florida 4-2, Wake Forest 3-3
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7:15 p.m. ET
- Where: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum -- Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- TV: ESPN University
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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- Ticket Cost: $7.50
What to Know
Wake Forest will be in front of their home fans on Wednesday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They will take on the Florida Gators at 7:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Florida took a loss in their last contest and will be looking to turn the tables on Wake Forest, who comes in off a win.
Last Friday, the Demon Deacons didn't have too much trouble with the Buccaneers at home as they won 71-56.
Cameron Hildreth was the offensive standout of the match as he scored 21 points along with 7 rebounds. Andrew Carr was another key contributor, dropping a double-double on 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Meanwhile, after a string of three wins, Florida's good fortune finally ran out on Friday. They took a 95-91 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Bears. Despite running the score up even higher than they did on Wednesday (86), Florida still had to take the loss.
Even though the team lost, they still had their share of impressive performances. One of the most dominant came from Riley Kugel, who scored 25 points along with 9 rebounds. Another player making a difference was Tyrese Samuel, who scored 18 points along with 6 rebounds.
The losses dropped the Demon Deacons to 3-3 and the Buccaneers to 2-4.
While only Florida took care of their fans the last time they played, neither team managed to cover. As for their next game, Florida is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by five points. This will be their first time playing as the favorites on the road this season.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Wake Forest have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 33.7 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Florida struggles in that department as they've been even better at 42.5 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check back here after the action for a full breakdown and analysis of the contest.
Florida is a 5-point favorite against Wake Forest, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Gators as a 4.5-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 156.5 points.
Injury Report for Wake Forest
- Damari Monsanto: Out (Knee)
- Jao Ituka: Out (Knee)
- Efton Reid III: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
Injury Report for Florida
- Micah Handlogten: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Aleks Szymczyk: Out (Foot)