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Wake Forest vs Duke 12/20/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Duke Blue Devils (10-2) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-4)
December 20, 2022 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +7.5 / Duke Blue Devils -7.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Duke Blue Devils and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Duke Blue Devils look for their 11th win. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for their ninth win.

The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 73.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 58.7 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Kyle Filipowski is averaging 14.8 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Jeremy Roach is averaging 13.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. Mark Mitchell is dishing 1.3 assists and Ryan Young is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 75.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Tyree Appleby is averaging 18 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Cameron Hildreth is averaging 12 points and 6.3 rebounds. Damari Monsanto is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Carr is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.

The Blue Devils are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Demon Deacons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Blue Devils last 4 road games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons aren’t playing well at the moment, but they have the offensive firepower to give Duke a scare, and you’d think being at home will help. This is the first true road game for the Duke Blue Devils, so it will be interesting to see how they react. Wake Forest is winning at home by an average of 14 points. I’ll take a stab with the free buckets in what should be a hostile environment.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +7.5

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