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How and what to watch for Wake Forest vs. No. 17 Florida State

Florida State will return to the court for the first time in two weeks when they host Wake Forest on Saturday.

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Florida State Seminoles guard Rayquan Evans grabs a rebound against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first half at McCamish Pavilion.  Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida State Seminoles are expected to return to the court on Saturday, February 13th when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Florida State has seen multiple games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

Florida State (10-3, 6-2 ACC) hasn’t played since January 30th, a 76-65 road loss to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Seminoles returned to practice on Wednesday and are expected to be at full health, though it remains to be seen whether junior guard Anthony Polite will return to the lineup. He hasn’t played since January 16th with a shoulder injury. The Seminoles come in at No. 16 in the latest adjusted offensive efficiency ratings.

Wake Forest (6-8, 3-8 ACC) has gotten out of a slump where the Demon Deacons lost each of their first six games to start 2021. Since then, Wake Forest is 3-2 in their last five including a 69-65 road win over the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday night. Ian Dubose played in his first game since late November and added 17 points off the bench to lead the team. The Demon Deacons are not inside the top 100 in either adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Wake Forest vs. Florida State on Saturday, February 13th at 12:00 p.m. ET on ACC Network Extra, which you can watch via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Florida State -13
Point Total: 143.5
Money line: Wake Forest vs. Florida State

  • Wake Forest is 1-14 straight up in their last 15 road games but 5-1 against the spread in their last six away from home.
  • Florida State is 8-1 straight up and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games against Wake Forest.

The Best Bet

Wake Forest has generally played teams close on the road, and the factor of rust on the side of FSU should be considered since they haven’t played in two weeks. The Demon Deacons cover here.

Pick: Wake Forest +13

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