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Virginia Tech vs Wake Forest Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds

Hokies vs Demon Deacons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Virginia Tech Hokies at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • Where: Winston-Salem at Lawrence Joel Coliseum
  • Date: Saturday, December 31st
  • Betting Odds: Virginia Tech -2, VTECH -135 | WAKE +110 O/U 142.0

Hokies Preview:

Virginia Tech will take the floor against the Demon Deacons with an overall record of 11-2. So far, the Hokies have played 2 games on the road, with a record of 0-2. This season, Virginia Tech has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 11-2. For today’s contest, Virginia Tech have a betting line set -2 points in their favor.

Virginia Tech’s leading scorer this season is Sean Pedulla who is averaging 17.31 points per contest. So far, Pedulla has accounted for 22.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.38 rebounds per game and 4.08 assists. Grant Basile is the second leading scorer for the Hokies, averaging 13.92 points per game. Between him and Basile, they are accounting for 41.4% of the team’s scoring.

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Virginia Tech comes into their matchup vs Wake Forest looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 215th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 39.3%. So far, 41.43% of the Hokies’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 62.1 possessions per game.

Demon Deacons Preview:

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head into today’s game in what will be their 14th game of the season, posting a record of 9-4. So far this season, Wake Forest has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-1. For the season, Wake Forest has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Demon Deacons being +2 point underdogs.

Wake Forest’s leading scorer this season is Tyree Appleby who is averaging 18.0 points per contest. So far, Appleby has accounted for 23.83% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.23 rebounds per game and 5.31 assists. Cameron Hildreth is the second leading scorer for the Demon Deacons, averaging 12.31 points per game. Between him and Hildreth, they are accounting for 40.1% of the team’s scoring.

Wake Forest comes into today’s matchup vs Virginia Tech, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.5 points per game. Through 13 games, they have hit 48.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Demon Deacons’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 316th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +2

Heading into this matchup between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Wake Forest Demon Deacons we have a strong lean on taking the points with Wake Forest at +2. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Wake Forest to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at +2. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.

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