Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-1) at Virginia Cavaliers (5-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -14 -- Over/Under: 124 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Virginia Cavaliers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the John Paul Jones Arena.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for a win to build on their 3-1 record. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 76.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Isaiah Mucius is averaging 11.3 points and 4.8 rebounds while Ian DuBose is averaging 11 points and 4.5 rebounds. Tariq Ingraham is the third double-digit scorer and Ody Oguama is grabbing five rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Virginia Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 73.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 60.7 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Sam Hauser is averaging 12.9 points and 6.4 rebounds while Jay Huff is averaging 11.7 points and 0.6 assists. Trey Murphy III is the third double-digit scorer and Kihei Clark is dishing 3.4 assists. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Demon Deacons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 17-6-2 in Demon Deacons last 25 overall. The under is 8-3 in Cavaliers last 11 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons don't have a large sample size this season, but they're a talented club that's had a lot of offensive success and has shown potential on the defensive side through four games. The Virginia Cavaliers are as well coached as they come and still get after it defensively, but they struggle to score at times and that prevents them from pulling away. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons can find just enough offense in this game to keep things interesting. Too many points. Give me the Demon Deacons in the underdog role.