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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Notre Dame Fighting IrishWake Forest Demon Deacons
11-8January 25, 2014, 03:00 | Joel Coliseum13-6

A key college battle sees the visiting Notre Dame Fighting Irish travelling to Wake Forest Saturday to take on the Demon Deacons.

Supporters of the Fighting Irish have watched them go 11-8 and 6-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Demon Deacons are at 13-6 and 7-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Demon Deacons are 5-9, while the Fighting Irish have a 11-6 mark.

View Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds and Stats.

The Fighting Irish were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Demon Deacons - Fighting Irish odds would favor the Fighting Irish if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wake Forest is rated No. 201 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Notre Dame is at No. 164.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 76-74 loser on the road against Florida State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Notre Dame got 24 points from Eric Atkins but lost anyway, 76-74, to Florida State on Tuesday at Tucker Center.

Wake Forest won its last outing, an 83-77 result against Virginia Tech on January 22. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Demon Deacons grabbed an 83-77 win over the Hokies on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Travis McKie at Cassell Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wake Forest's No. 36-rated squad against Notre Dame's No. 133-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wake Forest rates No. 203 in the country with 5.21 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 62 nationally with 7.37 per match.

A few Fighting Irish at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Wake Forest is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Wake Forest is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Wake Forest is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Virginia, Tuesday, January 28th
Wake Forest at Syracuse, Wednesday, January 29th