Wake Forest Demon Deacons (15-7) vs. Duke Blue Devils (17-5)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils 2/12/24 – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball season rolls forward, one matchup that is garnering significant attention is between Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Duke Blue Devils on February 12th at Cameron Indoor Stadium – holding records of 15-7 and 17-5 respectively – is sure to provide fans and exclusive premium handicappers alike with an insight into college basketball today: Wake Forest Demon Deacons against Duke Blue Devils will meet up. ESPN will broadcast this contest; providing viewers with a glimpse into both teams’ competitive spirit and talent that dominate college basketball today!
Wake Forest Demon Deacons have displayed an outstanding offensive front this season, scoring 80.7 points per game while posting a 47.8% field goal percentage and making 8.6 three-pointers per game at 38% shooting rate to help sustain their success. Their long-range capabilities should not be underrated; however, their road record against the spread (2-5) raises concerns.
Wake Forest and Duke Blue Devils share similar scoring figures; both average 80.7 points per game but Duke boasts a slightly higher field goal percentage at 48.1%. Their balanced attack is further supported by defensive efforts that see an average of 6.8 steals and 4 blocks each game; their home performance and overall record make them formidable opponents in this matchup.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils 2/12/24 Game Info
|Monday, February 12, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET
|Cameron Indoor Stadium
Hunter Sallis (Guard) vs. Jeremy Roach (Guard)
Hunter Sallis has been exceptional this season as the Wake Forest guard. Averaging 34.9 minutes on the court per game and scoring 17.9 points on an impressive 48.7% field goal percentage and 39% three-point clip respectively, his shooting accuracy shows off his offensive reliability. Not only that but Sallis also contributes across multiple aspects – 3.9 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game and even one steal per game! However, his 1.7 turnovers indicate there’s room for growth particularly under high-pressure situations.
Jeremy Roach for Duke has averaged 31.5 minutes per game while scoring 13.9 points on an average basis over 21 games, shooting 47.4% from the field and 45.2% from beyond the arc – impressive scoring efficiency measures. Furthermore, Roach contributes with three assists and 1.3 steals each game to demonstrate his all-around play; his higher three-point shooting percentage and slightly improved free throw accuracy (85.9%) suggest he could prove vital during crucial moments.
Sallis and Roach will make for an epic battle on the court when they come together, both in terms of scoring prowess and all-around contribution from Sallis while Roach provides efficiency and clutch shooting from Roach’s efficiency and clutch shooting. Both players will use their talents to maximize team performances; being able to take advantage of each other’s weaknesses while capitalizing on strengths will largely determine the game’s outcome.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
At this point, there are no official betting odds available; therefore insights and recommendations must be based on team performances and betting trends. Given Duke’s home advantage and slightly better statistical profile, they might be the favorites in this matchup.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
Wake Forest’s recent performance (3-2 in their last five games) and ability to score heavily indicate they could challenge Duke’s defensive capabilities, although their road record against the spread suggests potential difficulty covering an away game, particularly at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
Duke has an impressive home record and overall performance (4-1 in their last five games). Although they only managed a 2-3 record against the spread during that same span, Duke may find an edge on home turf to help cover it this game.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils 2/12/24 Betting Picks
Due to both teams’ strengths and vulnerabilities, this matchup should be tightly contested. Duke may hold an edge due to their home advantage and slightly better defensive metrics; betting trends and team performances indicate they could possibly win while covering any reasonable spreads if possible.
For those seeking college basketball best free picks, Duke is our choice based on home performance and overall record. While total points could go either way, given both teams’ offensive capabilities it might be wise to place an over bet if the total is set at an acceptable number.
Free Pick and Prediction: Duke Blue Devils 82, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 76