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College Basketball Matchup - Virginia Cavaliers Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds Preview

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsVirginia Cavaliers
11-3January 08, 2014, 07:00 | John Paul Jones Arena10-4

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Virginia and Wake Forest on Wednesday, with the host Cavaliers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Virginia battles the Demon Deacons, currently sitting with a 11-3 mark (6-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-6 for the Cavaliers and 2-7 for the Demon Deacons.

View Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cavaliers as -9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Cavaliers, most recently No. 107 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Demon Deacons, who rate No. 74 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Wake Forest, they were a 73-67 winner as they battled North Carolina at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Wake Forest earned a 73-67 victory over North Carolina on Sunday, getting 16 points from Travis McKie at Joel Coliseum.

In their last action, Virginia was a 62-50 winner on the road against Florida State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia got 16 points from Justin Anderson en route to a 62-50 victory over Florida State on Saturday at Tucker Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia has the nation's No. 244-rated offensive output, at 64.57 PPG. The visiting Demon Deacons defense ranks No. 82 allowing on average 66.93 PPG. The Cavaliers FG% has averaged 43.68% so far, less than the Demon Deacons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.23% per game.

A few Demon Deacons at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Wake Forest is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wake Forest is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games on the road
Virginia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Virginia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Virginia is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Wake Forest
Virginia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest at Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 11th
Virginia at North Carolina State, Saturday, January 11th