Demon Deacons open as college hoops underdog vs Blue Devils

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Duke Blue Devils
14-8 February 04, 2014, 09:00 | Cameron Indoor Stadium 17-5



Wake Forest pays a visit to Duke on Tuesday, hoping to send the Blue Devils to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Blue Devils currently sports a 17-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-8 ATS. The Demon Deacons are 14-8 and 8-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blue Devils produce a 10-11-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Demon Deacons have gone 6-11 against the number.

View Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Wake Forest before tip-off in this one found them as 16.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Blue Devils and the No. 293-ranked Demon Deacons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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In their last action, Wake Forest was a 79-70 loser at home against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Travis McKie went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Georgia Tech handed Wake Forest a 79-70 defeat at Joel Coliseum.

Last time out for Duke, they were a 91-89 loser as they battled Syracuse on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. Rasheed Sulaimon scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Devils to a win (they lost 91-89 to Syracuse at Carrier Dome on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Duke's No. 147-rated squad against Wake Forest's No. 56-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Duke rates No. 4 in the country with 9.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 216 nationally with 5 per match.

Next up:
Wake Forest at North Carolina State, Tuesday, February 11th
Duke at Boston College, Saturday, February 8th
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