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Virginia CavaliersWake Forest Demon Deacons
Jan 9, 9:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Virginia Cavaliers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds

11-3TEAM RECORD7-6

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Joel Coliseum Wednesday as host Wake Forest looks to handle the Virginia Cavaliers in NCAA hoops action.

The Demon Deacons bring a 7-6 record (7-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-3 Cavaliers, who are 8-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wake Forest go 5-4 so far and the Cavaliers go 3-4.

View Virginia vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

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

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Demon Deacons at No. 210 and the Cavaliers at No. 153 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-64 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cavaliers is ranked No. 225 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Wake Forest’s No. 268 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wake Forest is the No. 249-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Virginia rates No. 230 at 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Virginia owns the country's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 60 points per game on the highway. Wake Forest, on the other hand, rates No. 212 in scoring at home.

Virginia was a 61-52 winner in its last match at home against North Carolina. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Virginia got 19 points from Joe Harris en route to a 61-52 victory over North Carolina on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Last time out for Wake Forest, they were an 80-62 loser as they battled Duke on the road. They covered in the match as a 22.5-point underdog. Travis McKie poured in 22 points and added 11 rebounds in a losing cause for Wake Forest on Saturday, as the Blue Devils rolled to an 80-62 victory over Wake Forest at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Clemson are 3-7
After playing North Carolina are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston College are 4-6
After playing Duke are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Virginia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Virginia is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
Wake Forest is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 6 games when playing Virginia
Wake Forest is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Virginia at Clemson, Saturday, January 12
Wake Forest home to Boston College, Saturday, January 12