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Jan 21, 12:00 PM | Conte Forum

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Boston College Eagles Odds

10-8TEAM RECORD7-11

A key college battle sees the visiting Demon Deacons travelling to Boston College Saturday to take on the Eagles on Saturday.

Supporters of the Demon Deacons have watched them go 10-8 and 7-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 7-11 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 3-9, while the Demon Deacons have a 5-10 mark.

View Wake Forest vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Boston College in this one will find them as 1-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 300 and the Demon Deacons at No. 238 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 64-60 result in favor of the Demon Deacons.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Demon Deacons is ranked No. 281 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with Boston College’s No. 323 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Boston College is the No. 73-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Wake Forest rates No. 242 at 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 268-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Boston College, meanwhile, comes in at No. 317 nationally in scoring at home.

Wake Forest was a 91-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Duke. They covered the 21.5-point spread as underdogs. C.J. Harris scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Demon Deacons to a win (they lost 91-73 to Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday).

Boston College lost its last outing, a 76-62 result against North Carolina State on January 19. They covered in that game as a 16.5-point underdog. Boston College got 12 points from Dennis Clifford but lost anyway, 76-62, to North Carolina State on Thursday at PNC Arena.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida State are 4-6
After playing Duke are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia are 6-4
After playing North Carolina State are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Demon Deacons at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston College
Wake Forest is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston College
Wake Forest is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston College's last 8 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 6 games
Boston College is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Florida State, Wednesday, January 25
Boston College at Virginia, Thursday, January 26

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