Virginia vs. Wake Forest Pick
Will No. 2 Virginia go on the road and pick up a lopsided win over Wake Forest when the two meet tonight at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Virginia is favored on the road, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -8.5 points against Wake Forest. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 128 points. Today’s game takes place from Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winson-salem, North Carolina and will air live on ESPNU.
Virginia has won nine straight coming into today’s game, including a 64-48 win at Georgia Tech earlier this week. During this win streak, seven have been by double figures. The Cavaliers are 17-1 overall, 6-0 in the ACC and 11-4 against the spread. UVA is averaging 70.2 points per game on offense while holding opponents to just 52.6 per game. Virginia is being led by Kyle Guy, who is averaging 15.2 points per game. Devon Hall is adding 12.6 points per game.
Wake Forest has lost four straight and six of its last seven coming into today. The Demon Deacons are coming off a 72-63 loss at N.C. State. Wake is 8-10 overall, 1-5 in the ACC and 6-9-1 against the spread. The Demon Deacons are averaging 75.9 points per game on offense while allowing 74 per contest. Bryant Crawford is averaging 16.2 points and 4.7 assists per game to lead Wake Forest while Keyshawn Woods is adding 14.2 points per game.
Virginia has won five straight meetings with Wake Forest, but the Demon Deacons have covered in six of the last 10 encounters. Virginia has been rolling along right now and their defense has been dominant. They have held their last nine opponents to 61 points or less and four of them under 50. Wake isn’t an offense that should give UVA a lot of problems either. Despite going on the road tonight, Virginia has handled itself well in its last two road trips, winning by a combined 42 points. The public betting is backing Virginia on the road as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA -8.5