Wake Forest vs. Duke - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Duke (23-4) at Wake Forest (11-15)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest +11 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Duke Blue Devils (23-4, CONF 13-3) and Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-15, CONF 4-12) face off in an ACC showdown at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.Duke knocked off Wake Forest 90-59 in early January.
Duke is having a good season, but every once in a while they surprise everyone with a loss. Coming into this game the Blue Devils have won eight of their last nine games. But their one loss was shocking getting knocked off by 22 points against NC State.
In the last game. Duke got back on the right track putting up 88 points against Virginia Tech. Against Virginia Tech, Cassius Stanley paced Duke putting up 21 points and seven rebounds.
Over the last five games, Duke is averaging 83.2 points while the defense is giving up 74.6 points.
Wake Forest is going through another rebuilding year and over the last nine games, they have only two wins. At home this season overall Wake Forest has been better sitting with a 7-5 record but to win this game it’s going to take a perfect game.
Wake Forest is averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 70.6 points at home this season.
Wake Forest is led by Brandon Childress who is averaging 15 points per game while shooting a tick under 40 percent from the field. Each of the last three games Childress has scored at least 14 points.
The over is 10-2 in Duke’s last 12 games against the ACC. The over is 19-7 in Duke’s last 26 games overall. The over is 12-3-2 in Wake’s last 17 games overall. The over is 10-2 in Wake’s last 12 home games.
Wake Forest is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on Tuesday. The home team is 25-12 against the spread in the last 37 meetings played between Duke and Wake Forest.
Duke's offense is elite, and there is no reason they won’t drop at least 80 or 85 in this game. The Demon Deacons also will have success attack a Blue Devils defense that hasn’t been as strong as of late. This is going to be an up-tempo game that goes well over the total.