Wake Forest vs. Duke Free Pick
Fresh off a loss, will No. 17 Duke take out their frustrations against Wake Forest tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is heavily favored at home tonight, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -17 points against Wake Forest. The over/under total for the game has been set at 154.5 points.
Duke is 21-8 overall, 10-6 in the ACC, 14-2 at home and 13-13-2 against the spread. Wake Forest is 11-18 overall, 2-15 in the ACC, 3-8 on the road and 11-15-1 against the spread. Duke has won nine of its last 10 against Wake Forest, but the Deacons have covered the spread in six of the last nine encounters. Duke picked up a 91-75 win at Wake Forest on Jan. 6.
Duke is coming off a 76-62 loss at Pittsburgh, which was pretty surprising to see. The loss was certainly a wake-up call for the team and Coach K should have them motivated to come out fast tonight. Since 2013, Duke is 12-6-1 against the spread after a loss. The Blue Devils have also covered in their last two after a loss this season. Wake is getting a lot of points, but they have had five of their last eight losses come by double figures. Duke is a little thin, but that won’t matter against Wake Forest.
TUESDAY’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PICK: DUKE -17