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Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2/25/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview

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Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2-25-2020 Picks Predictions and Preview

Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2/25/2020 – The Duke Blue Devils ramp up their bid to catch Louisville when they face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Tuesday. The Blue Devils have won eight of their last nine conference games and are looking for a share of the ACC lead. The Demon Deacons hope to notch another win to help them move out of the bottom of the league standings. College basketball lines heavily favor Duke who is coming off a rout of Virginia Tech, 88-64.

Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2/25/2020

When: Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TV: ACC NETWORK
Stream: Sofascore

Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2/25/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Duke Blue Devils -11 (-110) 150.5 o (-110) -763
Wake Forest Demon Deacons +11 (-110) 150.5 u (-110) +587
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Duke Blue Devils

Duke Blue Devils hope to sustain their winning ways against a lowly Wake Forest quintet. Vernon Carey and Matthew Hurt will try to repeat their showing against Virginia Tech. The boys of coach Mike Krzyzewski are ranked no.4 in the latest rankings, and their offense is expected to stand out. The Blue Devils average 111.7 points in conference play but also play great defense. In fact, they are one of the best defensive teams in the league today. Duke is limiting opponents to only 93.4 points per 100 possessions during conference play for the season. 

Players to watch: V. Carey Jr. C (27 GP 24.9 MIN 17.9 PTS 8.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.7 STL 1.5 BLK 2.1 TO 58.2 FG% 64.6 FT% 38.9 3PT%), T. Jones G (25 GP 34.5 MIN 15.8 PTS 4.2 REB 6.4 AST 1.8 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 43.5 FG% 73.9 FT% 33.7 3PT%), C. Stanley G (25 GP 26.2 MIN 12.4 PTS 4.8 REB 1 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 48.9 FG% 73 FT% 37.1 3PT%).

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest is looking for a much-needed win after dropping two games in a row. They lost to Georgia Tech in their last meeting and things are not going to be easy against Duke. Brandon Childress and Jahcobi Neath led the Demon Deacons in that one and may need to exert more effort Tuesday. Work is also needed on the defensive end with Wake Forest giving up 105.7 per possession when facing league opponents.

Players to watch: B. Childress G (25 GP 34.7 MIN 15 PTS 3.1 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 0 BLK 3 TO 39.8 FG% 80.7 FT% 29.6 3PT%), O. Sarr C (25 GP 25.8 MIN 12.4 PTS 8.6 REB 1 AST 0.4 STL 1.2 BLK 1.6 TO 49 FG% 75.8 FT% 14.3 3PT%), C. Brown G (18 GP 27.3 MIN 11.9 PTS 6.1 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 1.4 TO 45 FG% 82 FT% 26.2 3PT%).

Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Predictions

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Duke Blue Devils

Duke is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Duke’s last 12 games.
Blue Devils are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
Duke is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Wake Forest.
Blue Devils are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Wake Forest.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Wake Forest’s last 17 games.
Demon Deacons are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest’s last 5 games against Duke.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Wake Forest’s last 11 games at home.

Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Picks

College basketball lines today understandably see the Duke Blue Devils as overwhelming favorites. They are getting it done on both ends of the court, something that Wake Forest should expect. Though they have players playing well, the Demon Deacons need to exert more effort to get a shot at winning.

Moneyline: -763 is set for the Blue Devils and +587 is set for the Demon Deacons.

ATS: Look for the spread of -11 for Duke and +11 for Wake Forest.

Totals: Over 150.5 is out for the Blue Devils and under 150.5 is out for the Demon Deacons.

Score Prediction: 78-69, Duke.