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Virginia Cavaliers Visit Wake Forest Demon Deacons in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons try to run the Virginia Cavaliers off the court at Joel Coliseum in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons were listed as 8-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Cavaliers will look to cover the spread vs the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, as the Cavaliers are 7-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Demon Deacons are 6-10-2 ATS. Virginia is 10-7 against the total, while Wake Forest is 8-10 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons rated this week at No. 233 and the Virginia Cavaliers sitting at No. 129.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 117 nationally ranked offense (75.26 points per game) against a Virginia Cavaliers defense that sits as the No. 6 at 61.42 PPG. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have been averaging 43.81% from the field, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (49.66% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia earned a 73-65 victory over Syracuse on Sunday, getting 21 points from Malcolm Brogdon at John Paul Jones Arena.

Wake Forest got 12 points from Devin Thomas but lost anyway, 77-63, to Miami on Saturday at BankUnited Center.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Virginia is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia's last 7 games
  • Virginia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Wake Forest is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wake Forest's last 9 games
  • Wake Forest is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Virginia

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia at Louisville, Saturday, January 30th
Wake Forest at Notre Dame, Sunday, January 31st