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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Line and Trends Report

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Wake Forest when they take on the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Xavier Musketeers betting line as -9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Xavier Musketeers are 8-2 overall and 5-4 ATS, while the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 8-2 and 6-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, Xavier boasts a 5-4 on the OU, and Wake Forest is 6-3-1.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 14 (Xavier) and the No. 72 (Wake Forest) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Xavier's No. 125-ranked scoring average of 75.6 PPG, against a Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense rated No. 169 and allowing 72.6 PPG. The Xavier Musketeers FG% has averaged 44.24% to date this season, less than the Wake Forest Demon Deacons shooters have managed so far (48.52% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wake Forest earned a 78-75 victory over UNC Greensboro on Friday, getting 17 points from Bryant Crawford at Greensboro Coliseum.

Xavier got 18 points from Trevon Bluiett en route to a 77-69 victory over Utah on Saturday at Cintas Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wake Forest is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wake Forest's last 9 games
  • Wake Forest is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Wake Forest is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Xavier is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Xavier is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Xavier is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wake Forest

Next Betting Matchups

Wake Forest home to LSU, Thursday, December 22nd
Xavier at Eastern Washington, Tuesday, December 20th