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Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Virginia Tech Hokies at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date & Time Tuesday January 14, 2020, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, 27105, USA
The Line
Virginia Tech -1.5, O/U 139
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are traveling to Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to face off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-4 on the year and 3-2 in conference play, following a 14 point win against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are coming off of a 31 point loss to the Duke Blue Devils, dropping them to 8-7 on the year and 1-4 in conference play.

 

The Virginia Tech Hokies enter this matchup averaging 71.4 points per game and also allow 61.3 points per game. The Hokies are led by freshman guard, Landers Nolley II. Nolley is leading Virginia Tech in scoring, averaging 17.9 points per game. Nolley is coming off of an impressive 29 point game in the Hokies last game.

 

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 72.5 points per game and also allow 73.5 points per game. The Demon Deacons are led by senior guard, Brandon Childress. Childress is leading Wake Forest in scoring and assist, averaging 14.9 points per game and 4.6 assist per game. Childress did not score in the Demon Deacon’s blowout loss, showing why Wake Forest really needs him to show up.

 

Recent Betting Trends

 

The Virginia Tech Hokies are 9-7 ATS this year.

 

Virginia Tech is 4-2 ATS their last 6 games.

 

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 7-8 ATS this year.

 

Wake Forest is 2-5 ATS their last 7 games.

 

In this matchup I like the Virginia Tech Hokies to win and cover the spread. Virginia Tech is 4-2 ATS their last 6 games and Wake Forest is 2-5 ATS their last 7 games. Virginia Tech’s defense is only allowing 61.3 points per game and Wake Forest will not be able to score. Final score prediction, Virginia Tech wins and covers the spread 72-66.

Pick:
Virginia Tech -1.5
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