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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Gardner-Webb Bulldogs Betting Matchup Report

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Dec 18, 1:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Gardner-Webb Bulldogs vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Wake Forest and Gardner-Webb on Sunday, with the host Demon Deacons trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Demon Deacons are 6-4 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 6-6 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wake Forest go 2-6 and the Bulldogs go 0-0 on the totals.

View Gardner-Webb vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Demon Deacons - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wake Forest is rated No. 273 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Gardner-Webb is at No. 172. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-69 win for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wake Forest has the nation's No. 130-rated offensive output, at 70.9 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 169 allowing on average 66.4 PPG. The Demon Deacons FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, Gardner-Webb features the nation's No. 169-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

Gardner-Webb was an 87-57 winner in its last match at home against South Carolina State. The battle between the Bulldogs and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Carolina State was handed an 87-57 defeat on Saturday at Paul Porter Arena.

Wake Forest lost its last outing, a 68-54 result against Seton Hall on December 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Travis McKie scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Demon Deacons to a win (they lost 68-54 to Seton Hall at Prudential Center on Saturday).

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing UNC Wilmington are 3-1
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bulldogs at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Wake Forest is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Gardner-Webb at East Carolina, Thursday, December 22
Wake Forest home to UNC Wilmington, Wednesday, December 21