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Duke tips off against Wake Forest

The Duke Blue Devils are on an eight-game SU win streak against Wake Forest as those two ACC schools meet for the second time this season on Wednesday.

Duke topped Wake Forest 83-63 and covered the 17.5-point spread at home in the first meeting of the season between the two schools on February 4.

The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in seven of the last 10 games between the schools.

The Blue Devils will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 17-11-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Demon Deacons are 9-16 ATS. Duke is 12-16-1 on the totals; Wake Forest is 10-14.

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

Bettors looking to go with the Demon Deacons in this one found them listed as 11-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu at TopBet. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blue Devils was expected to move the line, which could make the Deacs an attractive dog play later at Bovada.

This game puts the Demon Deacons, most recently No. 336 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blue Devils, who rate No. 5 in the latest survey.

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In their last action, Duke was a 66-48 winner at home against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as favorites. Duke earned a 66-48 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Rodney Hood at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Wake Forest was an 80-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Boston College. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Demon Deacons endured an 80-72 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Travis McKie at Joel Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 166 nationally ranked offense (69.86 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 60 at 66.1 PPG. The Demon Deacons have been averaging 44.97% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).

A few Blue Devils at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Duke is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Duke is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke's last 5 games
Wake Forest is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Wake Forest is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Wake Forest is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Duke home to North Carolina, Saturday, March 8th
Wake Forest at Miami, Saturday, March 8th

 

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