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Virginia Tech Hokies home to Wake Forest Demon Deacons in NCAA Basketball betting action

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsVirginia Tech Hokies
12-6January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Cassell Coliseum8-9

The Virginia Tech Hokies will try to cover the spread at Cassell Coliseum on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in NCAA basketball action.

The Hokies sit at 8-9 (6-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Demon Deacons are currently 12-6 (6-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia Tech is 2-9 OU, and Wake Forest is 4-9 OU.

View Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Hokies in this one found them listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Demon Deacons was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 281 (Hokies) and the No. 201 (Demon Deacons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Wake Forest, they were a 61-53 loser as they battled Clemson on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Coron Williams scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Demon Deacons to a win (they lost 61-53 to Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday).

Virginia Tech lost its last outing, a 70-63 result against Notre Dame on January 19. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Virginia Tech got 20 points from Devin Wilson but lost anyway, 70-63, to Notre Dame on Sunday at Joyce Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's No. 184 nationally ranked offense (69.71 points per game) against a Demon Deacons defense that sits as the No. 92 at 67.83 PPG. The Hokies have been averaging 43.57% from the field, less than the Demon Deacons have managed so far this season (44.26% on average).

A few Demon Deacons at Hokies trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Wake Forest is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Wake Forest is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Wake Forest is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Virginia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Wake Forest
Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Wake Forest

Next up:
Wake Forest home to Notre Dame, Saturday, January 25th
Virginia Tech at Virginia, Saturday, January 25th