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Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Preview

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsClemson Tigers
Jan 28, 12:00 PM | Littlejohn Coliseum

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Clemson Tigers Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Clemson vs Wake Forest battle Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Tigers currently sports a 10-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-10 ATS. The Demon Deacons are 11-9 and 8-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 7-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Demon Deacons have gone 5-12 against the number.

View Wake Forest vs Clemson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Tigers as 11-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Demon Deacons odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Clemson is rated No. 163 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wake Forest is at No. 221. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-63 win for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Clemson's No. 238-ranked scoring average of 64.8 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense rated No. 248 and allowing 70 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 43.6% to date this season, more than the Demon Deacons shooters have managed so far (43.5% per game).

Defensively, Wake Forest features the nation's No. 218-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Clemson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.

Wake Forest was a 75-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida State. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Wake Forest was run off the court by the Seminoles on Wednesday as Florida State routed them 75-52 at Joel Coliseum.

Clemson was a 64-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got a terrific 29-point effort from Andre Young as Clemson defeated Georgia Tech 64-62 on Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing North Carolina are 4-6
After playing Florida State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Virginia are 5-5
After playing Georgia Tech are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Demon Deacons at Tigers trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson's last 5 games
Clemson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Clemson's last 7 games when playing Wake Forest
Clemson is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games when playing Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to North Carolina, Tuesday, January 31
Clemson at Virginia, Tuesday, January 31