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Virginia Tech favored by 5.5 against Wake Forest on Saturday

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsVirginia Tech Hokies
Jan 19, 2:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

9-7TEAM RECORD10-6

The Virginia Tech Hokies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Cassell Coliseum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Hokies sit at 10-6 (6-6-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Demon Deacons are currently 9-7 (9-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia Tech is 7-3 OU, and Wake Forest is 6-6 OU.

View Wake Forest vs Virginia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Demon Deacons were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 102-rated Hokies and the No. 210-ranked Demon Deacons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-71 result in favor of the Hokies.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 40-ranked offense, averaging 76.1 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 210 at 67.9 PPG. The Hokies field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Demon Deacons marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 253-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.

Wake Forest lost its last outing, a 60-44 result against Clemson on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. Wake Forest got 12 points from Travis McKie but lost anyway, 60-44, to Clemson on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 70-65 winner on the road against Georgia Tech. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Erick Green scored 28 points for Virginia Tech on Saturday, leading the Hokies to a 70-65 win over Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina State are 4-6
After playing Clemson are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia are 6-4
After playing Georgia Tech are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Demon Deacons at Hokies trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
Virginia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Wake Forest home to North Carolina State, Tuesday, January 22
Virginia Tech home to Virginia, Thursday, January 24