Duke vs. Wake Forest - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-16) at Duke Blue Devils (26-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Duke Blue Devils meet Wednesday at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 69.6 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 70.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging 13.7 points and 4.1 assists while Devin Thomas is averaging 12.2 points and 9.1 rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Mitchell Wilbekin is dishing 1.7 assists. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have five players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 64.2 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from deep. Defensively, WF is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in seven of its last nine games.
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The Duke Blue Devils have won nine straight and play their last home game. On the season, Duke is averaging 80.7 points on 50.1 percent shooting and is allowing 65.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 18.2 points and 9.6 rebounds while Quinn Cook is averaging 15.9 points and 2.9 assists. Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Tyus Jones is dishing 5.7 assists. The Duke Blue Devils have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 38.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Duke is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last 10 games.
The Demon Deacons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Blue Devils are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Demon Deacons are 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Duke and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The last four meetings between these two teams has been decided by 10 or less points, including the meeting earlier this season that was decided by eight points. This is just too many points to pass up. Take Wake Forest.