Duke vs Wake Forest Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 31 (Blue Devils' Defense Deters Demon Deacons)

Duke vs Wake Forest Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 31 (Blue Devils' Defense Deters Demon Deacons)


Duke vs Wake Forest Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Duke (15-6, 6-4 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (14-8, 6-5 ACC)
  • Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Cameron Indoor Stadium -- Durham, North Carolina

Tuesday, Jan. 31's NCAA college basketball schedule features some ACC action as the Duke Blue Devils look to fend off the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Duke enters tonight's contest following an impressive 86-43 blowout win over Georgia Tech, led by Kyle Filipowski's game-high 18 points. Meanwhile, Wake Forest has dropped three consecutive games, most recently falling 79-77 to NC State on Saturday.

Can Duke build off their recent momentum with another victory? Or will Wake Forest snap out of its funk on the road?

Duke vs Wake Forest Odds & Spread

Duke enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 146.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Duke vs Wake Forest Betting Trends

  • Duke has beaten the spread eight times in 21 games.
  • As 8.5-point favorites or more, the Blue Devils are 5-6 against the spread.
  • This season, eight of Duke's 21 games have gone over the point total.
  • Wake Forest has 12 wins in 21 games against the spread this year.
  • As a 8.5-point underdog or more, the Demon Deacons have one win ATS (1-1) this year.
  • Out of Wake Forest's 21 games so far this year, 16 have gone over the total.
Duke Rank Duke AVG Wake Forest AVG Wake Forest Rank
156th 72.8 Points Scored 77.4 58th
30th 63.2 Points Allowed 73.0 276th
20th 36.3 Rebounds 31.4 217th
7th 12.0 Off. Rebounds 7.0 303rd
228th 7.0 3pt Made 9.1 28th
76th 14.8 Assists 13.0 202nd
139th 11.8 Turnovers 11.5 116th

Duke vs Wake Forest Prediction & Pick

While Wake Forest already picked up an 81-70 victory against Duke earlier this season, the Demon Deacons had the privilege of playing that game at home. Now, they must try to win at Cameron Indoor Stadium, where the Blue Devils are 10-0 this season and hold opponents to just 58.5 PPG.

It's also hard to trust Wake Forest due to its recent slow starts, trailing by an average of 4.7 points over the last three games. Meanwhile, Duke averages a plus-10.1 half-time scoring margin at home. On top of that, the Blue Devils average 39.3 first-half points at Cameron Indoor Stadium, whereas the Demon Deacons average 36.5 on the road.

It's also worth pointing out that Wake Forest has dropped 15 of its last 17 matchups against Duke and has also lost 10 straight games in Durham, NC. In other words, there's not much of a reason to believe that Duke will lose this one.

Final Score Prediction: Duke: 78 | Wake Forest: 72

Duke vs Wake Forest Best Bet

While I'm confident that Duke can remain perfect at home, I'm not a fan of the Blue Devils covering as 7.5-point favorites. For starters, Duke is just 1-6 ATS in its last seven games and 2-13 ATS in its last 15 conference matchups. Meanwhile, Wake Forest is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 outings and 7-4 ATS against ACC opponents this season.

With Duke also failing to cover the spread in four of its last six meetings with Wake Forest, I trust the Demon Deacons more to cover as +7.5 underdogs.

Bet: Wake Forest +7.5 (-102)

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