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Wake Forest Demon Deacons host Syracuse Orange in college basketball action

Syracuse OrangeWake Forest Demon Deacons
19-0January 29, 2014, 09:00 | Joel Coliseum14-6

The Syracuse Orange will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Demon Deacons in Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Demon Deacons are 14-6 so far on the season, and 8-8 ATS vs. the number. The Orange, meanwhile, are 19-0 and 12-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wake Forest go 5-10 and the Orange go 7-8 on the totals.

View Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as 8.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Demon Deacons - Orange odds would favor the Orange if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wake Forest is rated No. 256 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Syracuse is at No. 12.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 64-52 winner as they battled Miami on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Orange grabbed a 64-52 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from C.J. Fair at BankUnited Center.

Last time out for Wake Forest, they were a 65-58 winner as they battled Notre Dame at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Devin Thomas scored 21 points leading the Demon Deacons to a 65-58 victory over Notre Dame at Joel Coliseum on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 135 nationally ranked offense (72.15 points per game) against a Orange defense that sits as the No. 6 at 57.84 PPG. The Demon Deacons have been averaging 44.92% from the field, less than the Orange have managed so far this season (46.03% on average).

A few Orange at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Syracuse's last 7 games
Syracuse is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wake Forest is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Wake Forest is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
Wake Forest is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Syracuse home to Duke, Saturday, February 1st
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, Saturday, February 1st