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Point spread favors Cavaliers in battle with Demon Deacons

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsVirginia Cavaliers
Feb 8, 7:30 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD18-4

The Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in college basketball action.

Virginia will face the 11-12 Demon Deacons, who own a 11-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 3-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Demon Deacons are 7-13 favoring the OVER.

View Wake Forest vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cavaliers as 16-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 86-rated Cavaliers and the No. 258-ranked Demon Deacons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-59 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Demon Deacons rank No. 255 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.1 per game. That compares with Virginia’s No. 244 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia is college basketball's No. 275-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Demon Deacons rate No. 248 with 5.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wake Forest owns the country's No. 261-rated mark, allowing 73.7 points per game on the highway. Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 299 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wake Forest was an 87-76 loser on the road against North Carolina State. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Wake Forest suffered an 87-76 loss against North Carolina State on Saturday, getting 21 points from C.J. Harris in a losing effort at PNC Arena.

Virginia was a 58-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Mike Scott scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Cavaliers to a win (they lost 58-55 to Florida State at Tucker Center on Saturday).

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

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing North Carolina are 4-6
After playing Florida State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Demon Deacons at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wake Forest's last 8 games when playing on the road against Virginia
Wake Forest is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Virginia
Wake Forest is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Virginia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Virginia is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Virginia's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Clemson, Saturday, February 11
Virginia at North Carolina, Saturday, February 11