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Duke vs. Wake Forest - 3/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wake Forest at Duke
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Duke -26.5 -- Over/Under: 154
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Duke Blue Devils meet Tuesday in college basketball action at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 68.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Brandon Childress is averaging 14.6 points and 4.1 assists while Jaylen Hoard is averaging 13.4 points and 7.9 rebounds. Chaundee Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Mucius is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have lost five of their last six road games.

The Duke Blue Devils look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 85.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 39.5 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 23.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Zion Williamson is averaging 21.6 points and 2.2 assists. Cam Reddish is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Jones is dishing 5.3 assists. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won six of their last seven home games.

The Demon Deacons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 8-25 ATS in their last 33 vs. Atlantic Coast and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Blue Devils are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games. The Demon Deacons are 4-14 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Duke and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 33-16-2 in Blue Devils last 51 overall. The over is 5-2 in Demon Deacons last 7 overall.

The Duke Blue Devils beat Wake Forest by 22 points back in January on the road, and they're coming off a beatdown over the Miami Hurricanes. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are arguably the worst team in the ACC, and they're even worse on the road where they shoot just 37.8 percent from the field and lose by an average of 15.4 points. Duke is now winning at home by an average of 23.4 points and will be up for this one with it being the last home game of the year. While Zion probably doesn't play, you know the Blue Devils want to put on a show for the fans. This has blowout written all over it, as Wake Forest has shown no fight these last two months.

Pick:
Duke -26.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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