LSU vs Wake Forest College World Series Prediction 6/19/23

Last updated June 19, 2023

7:00 PM ET Jun 19
LSU vs Wake Forest
Over 10.5

After LSU and Wake Forest both won their first games of their College World Series campaign, we finally get the dream matchup we have been waiting for on Monday night. LSU and Wake Forest were the top teams in the country for much of this season, and we will see which of them will stay unbeaten in Omaha when they face off in this contest, as we give you our college baseball betting picks for LSU vs Wake Forest.

The Pick: Over 10.5 (-110)
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Why bet on the Over:

✅ Both teams were great pitching in their CWS openers, but they will go deeper into their rotations in this game, which will mean more runs
✅ Expect more from both offenses as well, as we should see them open up after coming out with nerves in their first games on Saturday

TeamsLSU Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
WhenMonday, June 19. 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
VenueCharles Schwab Field, Omaha, NE
Betting PickOver 10.5 runs (-110)

LSU Tigers

The LSU Tigers beat a conference foe to start their College World Series, as they got the better of the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday. LSU got 7.2 innings of two-run ball from Paul Skenes in that game, with Skenes striking out 12 Volunteers along the way. In this game, the Tigers will look for another brilliant pitching performance from another starter as they look to prove that they are superior to the number one Demon Deacons on Monday.

For the Tigers, another huge question going into this game is whether they can sustain their power from Saturday in this contest. LSU got two solo home runs against Tennessee, but will be facing a much tougher overall opponent in Wake Forest on Monday. The ability of the Tigers to generate extra-base hits could go a long way in deciding this top-five matchup in Omaha.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest survived a low-scoring matchup with the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, in a game that saw a long rain delay break up the momentum of the contest. But the pitching of the Demon Deacons was not deterred by the rain, as they used just four pitchers to shut down Stanford. Here, it may take more of a full-team effort from their pitching staff to stifle LSU.

It may also take hitting from more hitters than just Brock Wilken for Wake Forest to advance to 2-0 in the College World Series. Wilken hit his 31st home run of the season against Stanford to get Wake on the board, but they will need more contributions from elsewhere to win this matchup on Monday night to avoid the loser's bracket.

Jay Sanin
Jay Sanin is a sports writer and broadcaster from Albany, NY. He has covered sports betting and the gambling industry since 2013.