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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Matchup Report

Virginia Tech HokiesWake Forest Demon Deacons
Jan 7, 12:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds


Wake Forest looks to cover the Demon Deacons-Hokies pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 9-5 mark when they host Virginia Tech in college basketball action.

The Demon Deacons bring a 9-5 record (5-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-3 Hokies, who are 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wake Forest go 4-7 so far and the Hokies go 4-6.

View Virginia Tech vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Demon Deacons installed as 6.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Demon Deacons - Hokies odds would favor the Hokies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wake Forest is rated No. 262 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Virginia Tech is at No. 29. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-68 win for the Hokies.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hokies is ranked No. 88 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Wake Forest’s No. 303 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wake Forest is the No. 217-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Virginia Tech rates No. 160 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.4 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 67-61 winner on the road against Oklahoma State. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. Dorenzo Hudson scored 18 points leading the Hokies to a 67-61 victory over Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

Wake Forest was a 56-52 loser in its last match at home against Wofford. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. Travis McKie scored 25 points for Wake Forest on Monday, but the Terriers managed a 56-52 victory over the Demon Deacons at Joel Coliseum.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida State are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma State are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Maryland are 4-6
After playing Wofford are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Hokies at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
Wake Forest is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Wake Forest is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Virginia Tech

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Florida State, Tuesday, January 10
Wake Forest at Maryland, Wednesday, January 11