The Duke Blue Devils will look to stay perfect at home when they take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a key ACC matchup on Tuesday. The Blue Devils (15-6, 6-4 ACC), who are 10-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, are coming off an 86-43 victory at Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Demon Deacons (14-8, 6-5), who are 3-4 on the road, lost their third consecutive game on Saturday, 79-77 to North Carolina State. Duke has dominated Wake Forest at Cameron, compiling a 65-16 record against the Demon Deacons.
The game from Durham, N.C., will tip off at 7 p.m. ET. Wake Forest is averaging 77.4 points per game, while Duke averages 72.8. The Blue Devils are 8.5-point favorites in the latest Wake Forest vs. Duke odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 147. Before locking in any Duke vs. Wake Forest picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Wake Forest and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Wake Forest vs. Duke:
- Duke vs. Wake Forest spread: Duke -8.5
- Duke vs. Wake Forest over/under: 147 points
- Duke vs. Wake Forest money line: Wake Forest +285, Duke -365
- WF: The Demon Deacons are 5-1 against the spread in their last six Tuesday games
- DUKE: The Under is 5-2 in the Blue Devils' last seven games overall
- Duke vs. Wake Forest picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Duke can cover
Freshman forward Mark Mitchell will look for a repeat performance against the Demon Deacons. In the first matchup, Mitchell scored 14 points, while grabbing four rebounds and adding one assist and one steal. He is coming off an 11-point and six-rebound performance in the win at Georgia Tech on Saturday. For the season, he is averaging 9.3 points, four rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
Also helping power the Blue Devils is freshman guard Tyrese Proctor. He has scored in double figures eight times, including in four of the past five games, and has registered one double-double. In a 92-58 win over Delaware on Nov. 18, Proctor scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. For the season, he averages 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He is fifth in the ACC with a 2.83 assist/turnover ratio in conference play.
Why Wake Forest can cover
Senior guard Tyree Appleby, a transfer from Florida, averages 17.7 points, 6.1 assists, three rebounds and 1.7 rebounds per game. He is hitting on 44.4% of his field goals, including 37.6% of his 3-pointers, and 82.6% of his free throws. Appleby has reached double-digit scoring in 13 consecutive games and in 20 this season. He has reached 20 or more points in seven games, including a season-high 32 points in a 78-75 win at Wisconsin on Nov. 29.
Sophomore guard Cameron Hildreth has reached double-figure scoring in 17 games this year, including a 16-point and nine-rebound performance against Duke in the first meeting. He scored a season-high 23 points against Florida State in a 90-75 win on Jan. 11. He has registered one triple-double and one double-double. Against Hampton on Nov. 26, he scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. He is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals.
How to make Wake Forest vs. Duke picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 148 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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