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College basketball point spread favors Demon Deacons in battle with Hokies

Virginia Tech HokiesWake Forest Demon Deacons
March 10, 2:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Virginia Tech Hokies pay a visit to Joel Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

The Demon Deacons sit at 12-17 (15-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hokies are currently 13-17 (12-13-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Wake Forest is 13-12 OU, and Virginia Tech is 15-9 OU.

View Virginia Tech vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Wake Forest sat as 6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Demon Deacons at No. 279 and the Hokies at No. 172 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-66 result in favor of the Demon Deacons.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 191 nationally ranked offense (66.9 points per game) against a Hokies defense that sits as the No. 325 at 74.1 PPG. The Demon Deacons have been averaging 42.9% from the field, more than the Hokies have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 344-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 195 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Virginia Tech was an 85-57 loser on the road against Duke. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Tech was run off the court by the Blue Devils on Tuesday as Duke routed them 85-57 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Wake Forest was an 81-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Carolina State. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs. The Demon Deacons got 13 points from Devin Thomas, but it was North Carolina State that prevailed in an 81-66 final on Wednesday at PNC Arena.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Duke are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing North Carolina State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Hokies at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Virginia Tech's last 9 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 7 games
Wake Forest is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Wake Forest is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Virginia Tech
Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games