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Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Preview

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Feb 26, 4:00 PM | Littlejohn Coliseum

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers Odds


Littlejohn Coliseum features an NCAAB clash between the host Clemson Tigers and the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Tigers sit at 18-9 (10-12-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Demon Deacons are currently 8-20 (6-15-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Clemson is 7-13-1 OU, and Wake Forest is 12-9-1 OU.

View Wake Forest vs Clemson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Clemson sat as 20-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 73 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Demon Deacons, who rate No. 311 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-60 victory for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Demon Deacons is ranked No. 275 in NCAA hoops at 32.9 per game. Contrast that with Clemson’s No. 199 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Clemson is the No. 143-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Wake Forest rates No. 200 at 6 per game.

Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.9 points per game. Clemson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.

Wake Forest was a 76-62 loser in its last match at home against Virginia Tech. They earned a push of the 14–point spread as underdogs. The Demon Deacons endured a 76-62 loss at the hands of the Hokies on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Travis McKie at Joel Coliseum.

Clemson was a 63-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Miami. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Andre Young scored 18 points leading the Tigers to a 63-59 victory over Miami at BankUnited Center on Sunday.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-0
Before playing Georgia Tech are 6-4
After playing Virginia Tech are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Duke are 8-2
After playing Miami are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Demon Deacons at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wake Forest's last 8 games on the road
Wake Forest is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Clemson
Wake Forest is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Clemson is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Clemson's last 8 games
Clemson is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 6 games when playing Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Georgia Tech, Thursday, March 3
Clemson at Duke, Wednesday, March 2