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CBB Predictions: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils 2/18/17

Will No. 12 Duke keep its momentum going when it hosts Wake Forest today at 1PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Duke is the clear favorite at home today, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -12 points against Wake Forest. The over/under total for the game is listed at 159 points. Duke picked up an 85-83 win at Wake Forest back on Jan. 28. The Blue Devils have won five straight in this series, but Wake is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 of this series.

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Duke has won six straight coming into today. The Blue Devils just recently picked up an impressive 65-55 win at Virginia on Wednesday. Duke is now 21-5 on the season and 9-4 in the ACC. They are just 3-3 against the spread in this 6-game win streak, though, and sit at 11-14 ATS on the season. Duke is averaging 81.3 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 67.5 on defense. Luke Kennard is leading the team with 19.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Jayson Tatum and Grayson Allen are both nursing injuries, but are expected to play.

Wake Forest is coming off a 95-83 loss at Clemson on Tuesday. The Demon Deacons are 15-11 on the season and 6-8 in the ACC. Wake is 12-12 against the spread on the season, but just 5-9 ATS away from home. The Demon Deacons are averaging 81.9 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 76.7. On the road, Wake is averaging just 75.3 on offense while allowing 79.5 on defense. John Collins is leading the team with 18.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest. Bryant Crawford is adding 15.5 points and 5.6 assists per contest.

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Duke has been rolling along and coming off arguably its most impressive showing of the season in the win at Virginia. Despite that, the Blue Devils were the underdog in that game and stepped up. It has still struggled as a big favorite, failing to cover in its last three as a double-digit favorite. Over its last five road games, Wake hasn’t lost by more than 12 points.

 

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