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Wake Forest Demon Deacons take on Wolfpack in college basketball test

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Feb 4, 1:00 PM | PNC Arena

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds

11-11TEAM RECORD16-7

The visiting Demon Deacons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at PNC Arena against the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

North Carolina State battles the Demon Deacons, currently sitting with a 11-11 mark (10-8-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-9 for the Wolfpack and 6-13 for the Demon Deacons.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wolfpack as 14-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wolfpack at No. 49 and the Demon Deacons at No. 246 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-66 result in favor of the Wolfpack.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina State's No. 57 nationally ranked offense (74.3 points per game) against a Demon Deacons defense that sits as the No. 252 at 70 PPG. The Wolfpack have been averaging 46.7% from the field, more than the Demon Deacons have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 218-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Wake Forest, they were a 68-53 loser as they battled North Carolina at home. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point underdog. Wake Forest got 19 points from C.J. Harris but lost anyway, 68-53, to North Carolina on Tuesday at Joel Coliseum.

North Carolina State won its last outing, a 56-51 result against Boston College on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. Scott Wood scored 16 points leading the Wolfpack to a 56-51 victory over Boston College at Conte Forum on Wednesday.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Virginia are 5-5
After playing North Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia Tech are 7-3
After playing Boston College are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Demon Deacons at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
Wake Forest is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
North Carolina State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 6 games
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games when playing Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest at Virginia, Wednesday, February 8
North Carolina State at Georgia Tech, Thursday, February 9

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