Winston-Salem NCAA Regional Odds & Picks: How to Bet Wake Forest & Maryland College Baseball

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Winston-Salem Regional Odds

Wake Forest
George Mason

Check out Collin Wilson's full NCAA Baseball Tournament betting preview with bets for all 16 Regionals here.

Game 1: Maryland (41-19) vs. Northeastern (44-14) · 1 p.m. Friday · ESPN+
Game 2: Wake Forest (47-10) vs. George Mason (34-25) · 7 p.m. Friday · ESPN+

In case you may have missed it, an overall No. 1 seed hasn't won the College World Series since 1999 and hasn't competed in Omaha since 2018. So, historical trends say the Demon Deacons may not survive through two weekends of postseason play in Winston-Salem.

Monitor the totals here, as David F. Couch Ballpark saw fewer runs per game on average than what the Deacons produced during road games.

The Northeastern staff posted top-10 national ranks in ERA and WHIP, but starters Aiven Cabral and Eric Yost are pitch-to-contact hurlers with low strikeout totals.

The Huskies are a dangerous draw with an impressive resume of wins over Duke and a sweep of Regional host Indiana State. Northeastern throttled Maryland on May 9, as Cabral projects a -210 favorite over the Terps' Jason Savacool in the opening game. Keep in mind Maryland will be missing starter Kyle McCoy this weekend.


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Wake Forest lost a grand total of three games at home this season, one of those coming in extra innings against Boston College.

Rhett Lowder is expected to be held back for Game 2, while Seth Keener is likely to get the nod against Ben Shields of George Mason. This could get ugly for the Patriots after playing six games in four days to win the A-10 Tournament as the sixth seed. Keener projects at -490 against Shields in the Demon Deacons' first game.

To wrap this Regional, Lowder, Wake Forest's ace,  projects -250 or better against any pitcher on the staff of Northeastern. With Wake Forest projected as a 74%-85% winner in three straight games, the true odds on the Deacons fall at -260.

Look for Northeastern to steal the first game from Maryland before attempting to hang with Wake Forest. The price point for winning the series is -260 on Wake Forest and any number +800 or better on Northeastern.

  • Series: Wake Forest -260 or Better
  • Game 2: Northeastern +105 vs. Maryland (Play to -150)

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