Blue Devils vs. Demon Deacons Prediction
The top-ranked Duke Blue Devils have won each of their last seven games by double digits since their lone setback of the season. Will Duke win big again tonight to cover the spread at the Wake Forest Demon Deacons?
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Lawrence Joel Coliseum at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Devils are a 21-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 158 points. As of Tuesday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with host Wake Forest. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Blue Devils cruise past Tigers
Duke rolled to an 87-68 home victory Saturday night over Clemson in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener. The Blue Devils (12-1, 1-0) outscored the visitors 47-35 in the second half to pull away. Duke shot 32-of-67 from the floor, 8-of-23 from 3-point range and 16-of-21 from the free throw line. Zion Williamson paced the Blue Devils with 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting including 1-of-3 on 3-point attempts plus 6-of-9 at the free throw line. He also pulled down 10 rebounds, recorded two steals and had two blocked shots. R.J. Barrett contributed 13 points, nine boards and four assists. Jack White tallied 12 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks off the bench. Marques Bolden accounted for 11 points plus five caroms as a reserve. Tre Jones added 10 points, nine assists and two rebounds.
Demon Deacons fall at Yellow Jackets
Wake Forest lost by a count of 92-79 at Georgia Tech Saturday in its ACC opener as it dropped to 7-6 and 0-1 on the season. The Demon Deacons were outscored 59-51 in the second half as the hosts pulled away. Wake Forest shot 27-of-68 from the floor, 9-of-22 from 3-point distance and 16-of-22 from the free throw line. Brandon Childress paced the Demon Deacons with 28 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 7-of-10 from 3-point range plus 5-of-5 at the free throw line. He also dished out three assists. Jaylen Hoard contributed 19 points plus eight rebounds and two assists. Chaundee Brown added 10 points plus six boards and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Duke is 6-1 ATS in its last seven Tuesday games.
The Demon Deacons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. Wake Forest is 9-21 ATS in its last 30 games overall.
Wake Forest has only one top-100 victory this season, that being a 67-63 home triumph over Davidson back on Dec. 17. Expecting the Demon Deacons to hang with the powerful Blue Devils, even at home, is a bit much to ask. The spread is big, but we've seen Duke take the air out of many arenas already. Expect another blowout win here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -21