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Yale BulldogsWake Forest Demon Deacons
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Yale Bulldogs vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds


The Yale Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Demon Deacons in Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Demon Deacons currently sports a 8-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4 ATS. The Bulldogs are 8-2 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Demon Deacons produce a 3-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 0-2 against the number.

View Yale vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 4-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 131-rated Yale taking on the No. 278-rated Demon Deacons in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-71 win for the Bulldogs on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wake Forest's No. 116-ranked scoring average of 71.9 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 111 and allowing 63.8 PPG. The Demon Deacons FG% has averaged 45.6% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (44% per game).

Defensively, Yale features the nation's No. 149-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.

Yale was a 68-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rhode Island. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites. Austin Morgan scored 19 points leading the Bulldogs to a 68-65 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas Ryan Center on Sunday.

Wake Forest won its last outing, an 87-78 result against UNC Wilmington on December 21. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. C.J. Harris scored 23 points leading the Demon Deacons to an 87-78 victory over UNC Wilmington at Joel Coliseum on Wednesday.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Rhode Island are 2-2
After a win are 7-3

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Wofford are 1-0
After playing UNC Wilmington are 4-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Yale is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wake Forest is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Wake Forest is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Wake Forest is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Yale at Florida, Saturday, December 31
Wake Forest home to Wofford, Monday, January 2