Duke vs Wake Forest Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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The Duke Blue Devils (10-2, 1-0 ACC) will try to build on a four-game winning run when visiting the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-4, 0-1 ACC) on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It airs at 6:30 PM ET.

Tuesday’s matchup between the Blue Devils and the Demon Deacons sees the Blue Devils as a strong, 6.5-point favorite. The over/under is 141.5 points for the game.

Duke vs. Wake Forest Odds

Point Spread for Duke vs. Wake Forest

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Duke as the favorite.

Duke vs. Wake Forest Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Duke has -279 odds to pick up the win, while Wake Forest is listed at +228 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 141.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Arena: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Duke vs. Wake Forest Betting Trends

Duke has six wins against the spread in 12 games this year. The Blue Devils have come away with nine wins in the 11 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Duke has hit the over in 33.3% of its opportunities this year (four times in 12 games with a set point total).

Wake Forest has played 12 games, with five wins, against the spread. The Demon Deacons have won one of the three games they were the moneyline underdog this season (33.3%). Wake Forest’s games this season have gone over the total in six of 12 opportunities (50%).

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Duke vs. Wake Forest Key Players to Watch

Duke

Kyle Filipowski paces the Blue Devils with 14.8 points per contest and 9.1 rebounds, while also posting 1.3 assists. Jeremy Roach puts up a team-best 3.5 assists per contest. He is also putting up 13.1 points and 2.4 rebounds, shooting 38.9% from the floor and 33.3% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game. Ryan Young is putting up 7.0 points, 1.1 assists and 6.6 rebounds per contest. Tyrese Proctor posts 8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, shooting 35.2% from the field.

Wake Forest

Cameron Hildreth is the Demon Deacons’ top rebounder (6.3 per game), and he puts up 12.0 points and 3.1 assists. The Demon Deacons receive 10.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Andrew Carr. Damari Monsanto gives the Demon Deacons 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists per contest. He also averages 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Duke Blue Devils

A total of 14 of Duke’s conference games last season hit the over. The Blue Devils sport a top-25 defense this year, ranking 14th-best in college basketball with 58.7 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 167th with 73.2 points scored per contest. Duke has been shining in terms of rebounding this year, ranking 20th-best in the country in boards per game (37.6) and 17th-best in rebounds allowed per contest (26.8).

Duke is 260th in the nation with 6.7 treys per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 282nd with a 31.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. When it comes to defending three-pointers, things are clicking for the Blue Devils, who are allowing 5.3 threes per game (22nd-best in college basketball) and a 27.1% shooting percentage from downtown (14th-best).

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What you need to know about the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest compiled a 13-8-0 record against the spread last season in conference play. With 75.1 points scored per game and 70.8 points conceded, the Demon Deacons are 136th in the nation on offense and 240th defensively. Wake Forest is 221st in college basketball in rebounds per game (31.8) and 216th in rebounds conceded (31.5).

With 8.4 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.2% from downtown, Wake Forest is 102nd and 132nd in the country, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Demon Deacons are 312th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8.6 per game) and 186th in defensive 3-point percentage (33.1%).

Duke vs. Wake Forest Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Duke, and we predict that Wake Forest will cover the spread (Duke -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 141.5 points.

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How to bet Duke vs. Wake Forest

You can bet on Duke vs. Wake Forest at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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