Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Monday, February 12, 2024
Venue: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
Where to Watch: ESPN
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Wake Forest +7, Duke -7; Over/Under: 152.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Wake Forest +7, Duke -7; Over/Under: 152.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Wake Forest +7, Duke -7; Over/Under: 152.5 points
Wake Forest Demon Deacons: 16-7 (8-4) (4th place, ACC)
Duke Blue Devils: 18-5 (9-3) (3rd place, ACC)
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons: 3-2 last 5
Duke Blue Devils: 4-1 last 5
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils Preview and Analysis
Wake Forest is entering this game with a 16-7 record overall, an 8-4 record in conference games, and they are 2-5 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming off a win against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in their last game. Hunter Sallis led the team in points per game in that game with 33 while Andrew Carr was next on the team with 15. Kevin Miller led the team in assists with 6 in that game while Andrew Carr led the team in rebounds with 7. They were 48.3% from the field, 38.1% from 3-point range, and 81% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 80.8 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 70.4 PPG against them. Wake Forest has an ATS record of 12-10-1 this season and their O/U record is 14-9.
Duke is entering this game with an 18-5 record overall, a 9-3 conference record, and they are 12-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming off a win against the Boston College Eagles in their last game. Mark Mitchell led the team in points in that game with 17 while Kyle Filipowski and Jeremy Roach each were next on the team with 16. Jared McCain led the team in assists with 5 in that game while Jared McCain led the team in rebounds with 10. They were 47.6% from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range, and 76.9% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 80.7 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 67.6 PPG against them. Duke has an ATS record of 12-10-1 this season and their O/U record is 11-12.
Wake Forest vs Duke Prediction
The current betting odds have Duke listed as a 7 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Duke has looked good in their games this season with their 18-5 record overall which has them ranked inside the top 25 teams in the country. They have also looked great in the ACC with their 9-3 conference record which has them right near the top, and they have also looked great on their home court this season with their 12-2 home record. Meanwhile, Wake Forest has also looked good in their games this season with their 16-7 record overall and their 8-4 conference record which has them near the top of the ACC right now. They haven't looked nearly as good in their road games though with their 2-5 road record and they are coming off a closer win at home in their last one. Duke has looked a lot better in their games lately as they just blew out BC in their last game and they have been rolling in their games since losing to UNC as they are 4-1 in their last 5 games now. With UNC starting to lose more conference games now, Duke will be looking to keep on their streak here and put themselves back in the race for the ACC this season. The best way to place a bet here is on Duke to cover the spread in this game.
Wake Forest Duke Prediction: Our NCAAB Pick for Monday, February 12, 2024 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Duke 82 Wake Forest 68.
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NCAAB Betting Trends
Wake Forest Demon Deacons: 23-14 ATS after a game where they failed to cover the spread. 25-14 ATS after scoring 80 points or more. 9-2 OVER after scoring 80 points or more in 3 straight games. 11-3 OVER after a game committing 8 or less turnovers.
Duke Blue Devils: 3-10 ATS as a home favorite of 6.5 to 12 points. 19-28 ATS after a game where they covered the spread. 15-7 OVER after 2 or more consecutive unders. 24-16 OVER after 2 straight games where they were called for 15 or less fouls.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons: J. Ituka (G) Out indefinitely - Knee.
Duke Blue Devils: C. Reeves (C) out for season - Ankle. J. Schutt (G) out for season - Redshirt.
"That was a great college basketball game. A great ACC Tobacco Road game, in-state game. That's how it's supposed to be. It's what we envisioned when we came here to Wake Forest. I gotta give a lot of credit to NC State. Kevin Keatts and his team played a great college basketball game. The first half looked a lot more like their practice than ours. They sped us up, turned us over, got it out in transition and got a lead. Diarra was the difference in the first half, he had a big game but thought he was a big difference in the first half and why they had the lead on the offensive glass and making shots, getting out in transition. Horne had a good first half, Hunter did too so they canceled each other out a little bit.” - Steve Forbes after his team’s win against NC State in their last game on Saturday.
“I thought our defense was terrific.” - Jon Scheyer after his team’s win against Boston College in their last game on Saturday.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Duke Blue Devils
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
PPG: H. Sallis (18.5)
APG: K. Miller (3.9)
Reb/G: E. Reid III (8.4)
Duke Blue Devils
PPG: K. Filipowski (17.2)
APG: T. Proctor (3.6)
Reb/G: K. Filipowski (8.2)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons: Steve Forbes (4th season)
Duke Blue Devils: Jon Scheyer (2nd season)