Virginia vs. Wake Forest Prediction
The over hasn’t been profitable in Virginia games this season but as the Cavaliers get ready to take on ACC foe Wake Forest on Sunday, is there some value in the over in today’s matchup? Tip-off is set for 12:00 p.m. ET.
821 Virginia (-5) at 822 Wake Forest (+5); o/u 118
12:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 26, 2020
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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Public Betting Trends
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 75% of betting tickets are on Virginia to cover the spread in this matchup.
Virginia Player Spotlight
Mamadi Diakite had 17 points (6-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds and two blocks Saturday at Georgia Tech. Diakite isn't rebounding at a high level, going for 10+ only twice to date, but he appears to be rounding into form as the Cavaliers most consistent scoring option. Chipping in a couple of blocks nightly as well, he's as trustworthy an option as you'll find in UVA's constantly shuffling lineup.
Wake Forest Player Spotlight
Brandon Childress had 20 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-10 FT), five assists and three rebounds Wednesday against Florida State. Childress snapped a two-game funk that saw him score only eight points in each. He's been very feast or famine this season, sprinkling in a 30 point game one outing after an 0-7 shooting, one point contest. He'll likely have the green light Saturday against a Duke team that he put up 31 points against in two meetings in 2018.
NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.
The Demon Deacons are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
The over has been incredibly profitable in Wake Forest games of late, cashing in eight straight when the Demon Deacons are at home. The over is also 8-0-1 in their last nine games overall, is 6-0-1 in their last seven games when they’re an underdog and has cashed in five straight when Wake is coming off a loss. On the other side, the under is 38-16-1 in Virginia’s last 55 road games but the over is 5-2 in the Cavaliers’ last seven games when favored and is 3-2 in their road games this season.
Sunday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Virginia/Wake Forest OVER 118