Connecticut Huskies home to Wake Forest Demon Deacons in NCAA Basketball betting action
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons travelling to Connecticut Friday to take on the Huskies.
The game is being played at Sports and Fitness Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Demon Deacons will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 1-0 ATS. Wake Forest is 0-0 on the totals; Connecticut is 0-1.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Demon Deacons were listed as 12-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 18 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Demon Deacons, who rate No. 305 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-78 victory for the Demon Deacons.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Connecticut's No. 217-ranked scoring average of 66.5 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense rated No. 201 and allowing 67 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 45.5% to date this season, less than the Demon Deacons shooters have managed so far (63.6% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wake Forest owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 220 in scoring at home.
Wake Forest won its last outing, a 79-67 result against Radford on November 9. Wake Forest got 19 points from C.J. Harris en route to a 79-67 victory over Radford on Friday at Joel Coliseum.
Connecticut was a 67-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Vermont. The Huskies grabbed a 67-49 win over the Catamounts on Tuesday, behind a 13-point effort from Shabazz Napier at Gampel Pavilion.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing William & Mary are 2-0
After playing Radford are 2-1
After a win are 3-7
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Stony Brook are 3-0
After playing Vermont are 3-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Demon Deacons at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Wake Forest home to William & Mary, Friday, November 23
Connecticut home to Stony Brook, Sunday, November 25