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Last Updated Feb 15, 2022, 23:59 PM

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (20-6, 10-5 ACC) will travel to take on the Duke Blue Devils (21-4, 11-3 ACC) on Tuesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 P.M. at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina and can be viewed on ESPN. 

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SCORE PREDICTION

Duke 76, Wake Forest 69 

BEST BETS

Wake Forest +11 (-110) at Caesars

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS VS. DUKE BLUE DEVILS PREDICTIONS

Wake Forest is coming off a 72-76 home loss to the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night. The Demon Deacons shot over 50% from the field, making it the 14th time they’ve done so this season. Prior to the loss, Wake Forest had won three straight and seven of their last eight games. Wake Forest is currently fifth in the ACC with a 10-5 conference record, just 1.5 games behind Duke and North Carolina for first place. 

The seventh ranked Duke Blue Devils find themselves on a two-game winning streak after defeating Boston College 72-61. Duke is now 6-1 on the road in conference play including five straight. The Blue Devils have looked great on both sides of the ball, scoring 79.9 PPG while only allowing 64.8 PPG. Duke is first in the ACC with a conference record of 11-3. This is without a doubt a team that has the talent to win the NCAA tournament this year. 

In the first meeting between these two teams Duke won on the road, 76-64. While I do think Duke will win again, I see it being a closer game than the first meeting. A win for the Demon Deacons would more than likely put them in the top 25 and give them a solid chance to win the regular season ACC title. Riding that motivation and taking Wake Forest +11. 

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS VS. DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING ODDS

  • Wake Forest +375
  • Duke -510
  • Wake Forest +11 (-110)
  • Duke -11 (-110)
  • Over 147.5 (-110)
  • Under 147.5 (-110)

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WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS VS. DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: ACC
  • Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • Venue: Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 7:00 p.m. ET

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 20-6
  • ATS: 15-10-1
  • O/U: 14-12

The Demon Deacons have rewarded bettors with a 15-10-1 ATS record. Wake Forest is 7-2 ATS in their last nine games and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. They have not seen recent success against Duke, going 0-10 SU and 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 matchups with the Blue Devils. The total has gone over 14 times this season for Wake Forest but has hit the under in three consecutive games. 

Wake Forest has been extremely efficient this season on the offensive side of the ball. Entering this matchup they are averaging 78.6 PPG (28th), 15.1 APG (55th), 49.1 FG% (10th), 34.9 3PT% (128th), and 36.7 RPG (103rd). The Demon Deacons offense is led by senior guard Alondes Williams who is averaging 19.8 PPG, 6.9 RPG, and 5.2 APG. Williams had 25 points during the loss against Miami and has now scored double figures in 24 of Wake Forest’s 25 games. He is the heart and soul of the Demon Deacons offense. 

The Demon Deacons defense have given up over 90 points twice on the season, both games ended in a loss. Aside from those two games, the defense has pretty sharp. This season they are allowing 68.5 PPG (162nd), 40.4 FG% (44th), 30.9 3PT% (65th), while averaging 6.5 SPG (182nd), and 4 BPG (84th). In the first meeting against Duke, Wake Forest allowed Duke to shoot 50% from the field and 46.7% from beyond the arc. They will have to do a better job of contesting shots or else things will get out of hand very quickly at Cameron Indoor. 

DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 21-4
  • ATS: 14-8-3
  • O/U: 12-13

Duke has been profitable on the season with a 14-8-3 ATS record. They are 4-2 ATS in their last six games and 13-2 SU in their last 15 games played at Cameron Indoor. The total has gone over in three of the Blue Devil’s past four games and 12 times total on the season. The over has also hit in four of the last five matchups against Wake Forest. 

The Blue Devil’s offense has looked great all season and have plenty of guys who can put points on the board. On the season they are averaging 79.9 PPG (18th), 17.1 APG (11th), 48.4 FG% (16th), 36.6 3PT% (44th), and 39.3 RPG (31st). The key to the offense has been Paolo Banchero who is averaging 17 PPG, 8.7 RPG, and 2.6 APG. Aside from Banchero, Duke has three other players averaging over 10 PPG, and two of the three players also average over 5 RPG. This is a team that has the talent to win the NCAA tournament this year. 

Duke’s defense has been on par with the offense. The Blue Devils are allowing 64.8 PPG (61st), 40.2 FG% (33rd), 29.1 3PT% (18th), while averaging 7 SPG (134th), and 5.5 BPG (12th). Duke will look to replicate their first performance against Wake Forest when they held them to 12.5 3PT% and forced 15 turnovers. The Blue Devils will want to do a better job crashing the glass in this one as they did get outrebounded in the first matchup, 29-36.

Duke has covered the spread in four of its last six games. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS

  • Record: 20-6
  • PS/G: 78.6 (28th)
  • PA/G: 68.5 (167th)
  • ORtg: 109.1 (49th)
  • DRtg: 95.1 (73rd)

INSIDE THE STATS - DUKE BLUE DEVILS

  • Record: 21-4
  • PS/G: 79.9 (18th)
  • PA/G: 64.8 (61st)
  • ORtg: 114.6 (11th)
  • DRtg: 92.9 (43rd)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • WAKE: Alondes Williams - G (19.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 5.2 apg)
  • WAKE: Jake Laravia - G (14.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg)
  • DUKE: Paolo Banchero - F (17 ppg, 8.7 rpg)
  • DUKE: Wendell Moore - F (13.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.4 apg)

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS VS. DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING CONCLUSION

Duke is without question the better team in this matchup, but I’m not sure the Demon Deacons are getting the respect they deserve here. In the first matchup against Duke, Wake Forest shot just 12.5 3PT%. I think they shoot much better than that Tuesday night and keep it close enough to cover. Demon Deacons +11. 

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS VS. DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING TRENDS

  • Duke has covered the spread in four of its last six games. 
  • Duke has gone OVER the point total in three of its last four games.
  • Wake Forest has covered the spread in seven of its last nine games.
  • Wake Forest has gone UNDER the point total in three straight games.
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