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Jan 7, 12:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds


Virginia Tech pays a visit to Wake Forest on Saturday, hoping to send the Demon Deacons to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Joel Coliseum.

The Demon Deacons are 9-5 so far on the season, and 5-6 ATS vs. the number. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 11-3 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wake Forest go 4-7 and the Hokies go 4-6 on the totals.

View Virginia Tech vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Demon Deacons in this one, they're listed as 6.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 262-ranked Demon Deacons and the No. 29-rated Hokies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-68 win for the Hokies on Saturday.

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