Duke vs Wake Forest Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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The Duke Blue Devils (15-6, 6-4 ACC) will be trying to extend an 11-game home winning streak when squaring off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-8, 6-5 ACC) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. It airs at 7:00 PM ET.

Tuesday’s game between the Blue Devils and the Demon Deacons sees the Blue Devils as a solid, 8-point favorite. The game’s point total is 147.5.

Duke vs. Wake Forest Odds

Point Spread for Duke vs. Wake Forest

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing Duke as the favorite.

Duke vs. Wake Forest Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Duke has -369 odds to pick up the win, while Wake Forest is listed at +293 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 147.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Arena: Cameron Indoor Stadium

Duke vs. Wake Forest Betting Trends

Duke has eight wins against the spread in 21 games this season. The Blue Devils have been chosen as favorites in 19 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (73.7%) in those games. Duke’s games this year have hit the over eight times in 22 opportunities (36.4%).

Wake Forest has 12 wins against the spread in 22 games this season. The Demon Deacons have won three of the eight games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (37.5%). Wake Forest’s games this season have hit the over 16 times in 22 opportunities (72.7%).

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Duke vs. Wake Forest Key Players to Watch


Kyle Filipowski posts 15.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 1.4 assists, shooting 43.9% from the field and 28.9% from downtown with 1.0 made 3-pointers per game. Ryan Young puts up 8.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Mark Mitchell posts 9.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Tyrese Proctor is putting up 8.5 points, 2.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds per contest.

Wake Forest

Cameron Hildreth is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, making 47.9% of his shots from the floor. Andrew Carr is posting a team-best 6.4 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 11.9 points and 1.5 assists, making 51.0% of his shots from the floor and 36.1% from 3-point range, with 1.2 treys per contest. The Demon Deacons receive 13.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Damari Monsanto.

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What you need to know about the Duke Blue Devils

Duke and its ACC opponents have combined to go over the point total five out of 10 times this season. The Blue Devils are 156th in college basketball with 72.8 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 30th with 63.2 points allowed per contest. Duke ranks 20th-best in the nation by grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 27th in college basketball (27.8 allowed per contest).

The Blue Devils are scoring 79.0 points per game this year at home, which is 9.0 more points than they’re averaging in away games (70.0). Duke is 227th in college basketball with 7.0 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 272nd with a 32.4% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Blue Devils are giving up 6.0 threes per game (46th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 30.2% three-point percentage (36th-ranked).

In their last 10 games, the Blue Devils have two wins against the spread, and are 6-4 overall. Five of Duke’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. In its last 10 games, Duke has been racking up 73.3 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 72.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Duke has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 67.9 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 63.2 it has conceded this season.

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What you need to know about the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest and its opponents have combined to hit the over 10 out of 11 times this season in ACC play. The Demon Deacons are 58th in college basketball in points scored (77.4 per game) and 276th in points allowed (73.0). Wake Forest is 216th in college basketball in rebounds per game (31.4) and 221st in rebounds conceded (31.7).

The Demon Deacons are scoring more points at home (80.7 per game) than on the road (73.6). In 2022-23, Wake Forest is 28th in college basketball in 3-point makes (9.1 per game) and 45th in 3-point percentage (37.2%). In 2022-23, the Demon Deacons are 15th-worst in the country in 3-pointers conceded (9.1 per game) and 267th in defensive 3-point percentage (35.0%).

The Demon Deacons have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread during that span. Wake Forest has hit the over in each of its past 10 contests. In its last 10 games, Wake Forest is posting 80.2 points per contest, 2.8 more than its season average (77.4). The Demon Deacons are giving up 75.6 points per game over their last 10 games, which is 2.6 more points than they are allowing for the season (73.0).

Duke vs. Wake Forest Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Duke, and we project that Wake Forest will cover the spread (Duke -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 147.5 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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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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