A pair of teams near the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference will square off on Monday in a College Basketball affair. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons come into the game with a 16-7 record. The Demon Deacons have won three straight games, Wake Forest is 8-4 in conference play, which is fourth place in the league. Wake Forest is coming off a four point win at home over North Carolina State.
For the Duke Blue Devils, they come into the game with an 18-5 record on the season. Duke has won back to back games, and 8 out of their last 10 games. Duke beat the Boston College Eagles on Saturday in conference play. The Blue Devils are 9-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference games. Duke trails the North Carolina Tar Heels and Virginia Cavaliers in league play.
The Duke Blue Devils are -6.5 over Wake Forest. The total is at 152.5.
Duke Looking to Move to Top of ACC
In the last two wins, the Duke Blue Devils scored 75.5 points per game and beat Notre Dame and Boston College. On the season, Duke is scoring 80.7 points per game, which is 39th in College Basketball. Duke is making over 48% from the field this season as well. Duke is 27th in the nation in three point percentage.
Kyle Filipowski is the top scorer for Duke this season. He is scoring more than 17 points per game. He leads a team that has five guys scoring double digits per game. Jeremy Roach is second for the Blue Devils, with 14 points per game as well. Duke saw all five starters score double digits in the latest win.
The Blue Devils are on the road for their next three games after this. On Saturday, the Blue Devils are at Florida State. Following that, they will go to Miami, and then have a second game against Wake Forest on February 24th. The next home game is February 28th against Louisville.
Demon Deacons Looking for Big Dance
With their three straight February wins, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are looking to improve their resume for a possible trip to the Big Dance. Wake Forest has a non conference win over Florida, as this would be their best resume win of the season.
Wake Forest in their three game winning streak is scoring 84 points per game. On the season, the Demon Deacons are up to 80.8 points per game. The Demon Deacons are the second best free throw shooting team in College Basketball. They are making more than 80% of them.
The Demon Deacons are on the road for back to back games. Things do not get any easier, as they will play on the road at Virginia next. After that, Wake Forest is at home for games against Pittsburgh and Duke.
Duke Tops Wake Forest
Duke is sneaky good. Sure, many people know about the Duke Blue Devils and their success over the many years in College Basketball. This team is going a little under the radar, and this a game they are going to win. Look for Duke to push the basketball up and down the court. Duke outlasts Wake Forest in this game. Bet on the Duke Blue Devils 6.5- over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Monday. Enjoy the game and good luck!
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