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College baskeball point spread favors Blue Devils in battle with Demon Deacons

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsDuke Blue Devils
Jan 5, 12:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

7-5TEAM RECORD13-0

The Duke Blue Devils will hit the floor running against the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Blue Devils sit at 13-0 (8-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Demon Deacons are currently 7-5 (6-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Duke is 6-7 OU, and Wake Forest is 5-3 OU.

View Wake Forest vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Blue Devils installed as 25-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Blue Devils) and the No. 234 (Demon Deacons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 88-72 result in favor of the Blue Devils has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Demon Deacons is ranked No. 291 in NCAA hoops at 31.8 per game. Contrast that with Duke’s No. 154 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 61-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Wake Forest rates No. 228 at 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wake Forest owns the country's No. 274-rated mark, allowing 75.8 points per game on the highway. Duke, on the other hand, rates No. 59 in scoring at home.

Wake Forest was a 66-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Xavier. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Wake Forest earned a 66-59 victory over Xavier on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Travis McKie at Joel Coliseum.

Duke was a 67-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Davidson. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Davidson suffered a 67-50 loss against Duke on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Jake Cohen in a losing effort at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia are 4-6
After playing Xavier are 0-2
After a win are 3-7

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Clemson are 8-2
After playing Davidson are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Demon Deacons at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wake Forest's last 8 games when playing on the road against Duke
Wake Forest is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Wake Forest is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Duke
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Virginia, Wednesday, January 9
Duke home to Clemson, Tuesday, January 8