Wake Forest vs. Duke - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (12-2) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Wake Forest Demon Deacons square off Wednesday at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
The Duke Blue Devils look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 88.4 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 20.6 points and 3.6 assists while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.4 points and six rebounds. Matt Jones is dishing 2.3 assists and Marshall Plumlee is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. Duke is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won six straight road games.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for a statement win after winning five of their last seven games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 77 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Devin Thomas is averaging 16.4 points and 10.2 rebounds while Bryant Crawford is averaging 13.9 points and five assists. Konstantinos Mitoglou is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. Wake Forest is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won eight of their last 11 home games.
The Blue Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Coast and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Blue Devils are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Wake Forest and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Wake Forest isn't deep enough to hang with this Duke team on the offensive end. The Blue Devils can hit you from a lot of spots while the Demon Deacons rely heavily on Thomas to bail them out. I see the Blue Devils winning by double digits.