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ACC Showdown: Wake Forest Demon Deacons Face Duke Blue Devils with Duke Favored to Win

In this ACC showdown, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (16-7) will face the Duke Blue Devils (18-5) on Monday night. The Demon Deacons are coming off a home win against NC State, while the Blue Devils secured a victory against Boston College at home. Duke had a perfect record of 2-0 against Wake Forest in their matchups last season. As for the betting odds, Duke is favored to win with an opening line of -7, and there have been no changes in the line since then.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Demon Deacons +240 | Blue Devils -290
  • Spread: Demon Deacons +7 (-110) | Blue Devils -7 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 152.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Duke will win straight-up is 74%.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are currently on a winning streak, seeking their fourth consecutive victory. After dropping two games in a row, the team has responded strongly with three straight wins, led by their offense. They recently had an impressive 80-51 victory over Georgia Tech and were favored by eight points in an 83-79 home win against NC State. Their record stands at 8-4 in ACC play, and they have covered the spread in two of their last five games.

Hunter Sallis, a junior guard, is noted as one of the top players in the ACC. He has scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games, including a 24-point performance against Syracuse. Sallis has maintained an average of 18 points per game throughout the season. Kevin Miller, a sophomore guard, has also been a significant threat with a 50% field goal percentage in three of his last four games. He has improved his scoring average to 16.5 points per game on 48% shooting. Cameron Hildreth, a junior guard, has reached double digits in scoring in four of his last five games, averaging 14.5 points per game.

In Ken Pomeroy's ratings, the Demon Deacons are ranked 28th in Division I. They have struggled on the road with a 2-5 record this season. Offensively, Wake Forest averages 80.8 points per game, ranking 38th. However, their defense has allowed at least 70 points in four of their last five games and has an average concession of 70.4 points, placing them 138th.

With a power ranking of 21, Wake Forest has a 16-7 record this season, also holding a 12-10-1 ATS (against the spread) record. Offensively, the team excels with a scoring average of 80.68 points per game, ranking 43rd. They have high field goal percentages, making 47.78% of their attempts (ranked 34th), 80.19% of their free throws (ranked 3rd), and 38.03% of their three-pointers (ranked 20th). On the rebounding front, they average 35.23 rebounds per game (ranked 206th). In terms of assists and turnovers, they have averaged 12.50 offensive assists (ranked 242nd) and

Duke Blue Devils Analysis

The Duke Blue Devils are currently seeking their 10th conference win of the season. They have been performing well, winning eight of their last ten games. Their only two losses in that span were against Pittsburgh and rival team North Carolina on the road. However, they were able to secure a convincing 80-65 home win against Boston College on Saturday, bringing their conference play record to 9-3. The team has also covered the spread in three of their last five games.

One player who has been inconsistent recently is Kyle Filipowski, the sophomore center. He struggled in the win against Notre Dame but performed better on Saturday, scoring 16 points. On average, he has been contributing 17.3 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game this season. Jeremy Roach, the senior guard, has scored at least 15 points in two of his last three games. He scored 15 points on Saturday and has an average of 13.9 points per game on 47% shooting. Jared McCain, the freshman guard, has shot at least 50% in three of his last five games and has an average of 13 points per game.

In terms of rankings, the Duke Blue Devils are currently ranked 13th in Ken Pomeroy's ratings and dropped two spots to #9 in the AP Top 25. They have a home record of 12-2 this season. The team has been performing well offensively, scoring at least 77 points in three of their last four games and averaging 80.7 points per game overall. On defense, they are holding opponents to an average of 67.6 points per game.

It is also worth mentioning that the Blue Devils have a power ranking of 115 and are ranked #42 for offense, #77 for defense, and have an overall record of 18-5 (12-10-1 ATS). In their last three matchups against Wake Forest, Duke has gone 2-1 (0-3 ATS).

In terms of specific offensive statistics, the Blue Devils hit an average of 48.13% of their field goals, 72.86% of their free throws, and make an average of 37.53% of their three-pointers. They also average 36 rebounds per game and have an average of 15.45 offensive assists and 9.45 turnovers per game.

On the defensive end, Duke allows opponents to hit an average of

Wake Forest Dominates ACC with Impressive Win over NC State, While Duke Struggles to Find Consistency

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have demonstrated their exceptional performance within the ACC, positioning themselves as one of the top-tier teams. Their remarkable winning streak includes a significant victory over NC State this past Saturday. On the other hand, despite Duke's recent successes, the team has displayed inconsistency and unreliability. Their ability to cover the spread has been lacking, with only three successful coverings in their last eight matches. In comparison, Wake Forest showcases similar statistics to Duke, albeit only averaging 2.6 fewer points per 100 possessions and allowing 1.4 fewer points per 100. It is worth noting that Duke is susceptible to defeat on their home court as evidenced by their recent loss against Pittsburgh and their narrow one-point victory against Clemson, both occurring within their last four home games.

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