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Wake Forest Demon Deacons face Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Jan 26, 3:00 PM | Alexander Memorial Coliseum

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds

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Alexander Memorial Coliseum will host Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Yellow Jackets sit at 10-7 (6-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Demon Deacons are currently 10-8 (11-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Georgia Tech is 9-6 OU, and Wake Forest is 7-7 OU.

View Wake Forest vs Georgia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Georgia Tech opened as 3.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 89-ranked Yellow Jackets and the No. 196-rated Demon Deacons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-65 win for the Yellow Jackets on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Demon Deacons is ranked No. 236 in NCAA hoops at 33.6 per game. Contrast that with Georgia Tech’s No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia Tech is the No. 259-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Wake Forest rates No. 254 at 5.3 per game.

Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.

Wake Forest was an 86-84 winner in its last match at home against North Carolina State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. North Carolina State was victimized for 25 points and 14 rebounds by Devin Thomas as the Demon Deacons bested the Wolfpack 86-84 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Last time out for Georgia Tech, they were a 79-63 loser as they battled North Carolina on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. Georgia Tech suffered a 79-63 loss against North Carolina on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Kammeon Holsey in a losing effort at Dean Smith Center.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-1
Before playing Duke are 6-4
After playing North Carolina State are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Clemson are 2-8
After playing North Carolina are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Demon Deacons at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgia Tech
Wake Forest is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Wake Forest is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgia Tech
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
Georgia Tech is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 6 games when playing Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Duke, Wednesday, January 30
Georgia Tech at Clemson, Tuesday, January 29