Demon Deacons vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils will look for their second straight dominant win at home tonight against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. With star Zion Williamson questionable to play, can Duke earn a decisive enough win to cover the spread?
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Devils are a 26.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 154 points. As of Tuesday morning, 52 percent of public bets are siding with host Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Demon Deacons stumble against Orange
Wake Forest suffered a 79-54 home loss Saturday versus Syracuse to drop to 11-17 overall and 4-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Demon Deacons trailed by eight at halftime and were outscored 41-24 after the break. Chaundreee Brown paced Wake Forest with 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also contributed six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Isaiah Mucius added 10 points and three boards off the bench.
Blue Devils dominate Hurricanes
Duke raced to an 87-57 home win over Miami Saturday to improve to 25-4 overall and 13-3 in the ACC. R.J. Barrett led the Blue Devils with 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting including 3-of-5 at the free throw line. He also tallied 10 points and seven assists. Cam Reddish also scored 19 points to go with seven boards and four dimes. Marques Bolden accounted for 15 points, 10 rebounds and two steals. Alex O'Connell added 11 points and four caroms. Duke rolled to a 47-19 halftime lead on its way to the win. Duke shot 36-of-63 from the floor, 6-of-17 from 3-point range and 9-of-14 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends\
The Demon Deacons are 4-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in its last five road games.
The Blue Devils are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games. The home team is 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings.
The Blue Devils are top five nationally in both adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency, while the Demon Deacons are 165th offensively and 226th defensively. Wake Forest has lost all but one of its road games this season by double digits and with Duke looking so good at home over the weekend, there is no chance this one stays close. With or without Williamson, look for Duke to blow out the Demon Deacons and cover the big spread.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -26.5