Wake Forest Demon Deacons visit UNC Greensboro Spartans in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds
The UNC Greensboro Spartans host Wake Forest on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-7 mark against the 5-5 Demon Deacons in college hoops action at Greensboro Coliseum.
The Spartans sport records of 2-7 and 2-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Demon Deacons have 5-5 and 4-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Spartans and 5-1 for the Demon Deacons.
Bettors looking to go with the Spartans in this one found them listed as 1-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Demon Deacons was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 175 (Spartans) and the No. 246 (Demon Deacons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-72 result in favor of the Demon Deacons has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UNC Greensboro's No. 30-ranked scoring average of 78.1 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense rated No. 240 and allowing 69.3 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, less than the Demon Deacons shooters have managed so far (45.5% per game).
Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 288-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.7 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 35 nationally in scoring at home.
Wake Forest was a 79-55 winner in its last match at home against Furman. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Demon Deacons blew out Furman on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-55 win at Joel Coliseum.
In their last action, UNC Greensboro was an 87-73 loser on the road against UNC Wilmington. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Trevis Simpson scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 87-73 to UNC Wilmington at Trask Coliseum on Wednesday).
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Xavier are 3-0
After playing Furman are 1-0
After a win are 2-8
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing North Carolina State are 2-3
After playing UNC Wilmington are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Demon Deacons at Spartans trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Wake Forest home to Xavier, Wednesday, January 2
UNC Greensboro at North Carolina State, Monday, December 31