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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Duke Blue Devils Over Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Duke looks to cover the Blue Devils-Demon Deacons pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 14-2 mark when they host Wake Forest in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Duke Blue Devils betting line opened as -17-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 14-2 and 9-6 ATS Duke Blue Devils will face the 8-8 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, who own a 6-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Duke Blue Devils are 12-3 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-9.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 4 (Duke) and the No. 103 (Wake Forest) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Wake Forest is ranked No. 129 in NCAA basketball at 36.5 per game. Contrast that with Duke's No. 2 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 116-ranked team in the country at 8.06 per game, while Wake Forest rates No. 86 at 8.5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Demon Deacons endured a 83-75 loss at the hands of the Hokies on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Brandon Childress at Joel Coliseum.

The battle between the Blue Devils and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pittsburgh was handed a 87-52 defeat on Wednesday at Petersen Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Wake Forest is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Duke is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Duke's last 12 games
  • Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wake Forest at North Carolina State, Thursday, January 18th
Duke at Miami, Monday, January 15th