Duke College Basketball Betting Odds & Player Props: Will Blue Devils Cover At Wake Forest?

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Written By Eli Hershkovich | Last Updated
Duke Basketball Odds

Among Saturday’s ACC games, No. 7 Duke is lined as a underdog at Wake Forest. Meanwhile, the total is on sites with the best sportsbook promo codes. Will the Blue Devils cover the point spread, or will the Demon Deacons cover as a favorite? Let’s assess Duke basketball odds at Wake Forest, including valuable metrics and matchups to hone in on.

The odds below reflect the best available in the state that you’re located in. Click any of them to place a bet.

Duke Basketball odds: spread, moneyline, total

The Tar Heel State announced North Carolina online sportsbooks will go live on March 11 — right in time for the ACC tournament.

Will Wake Forest Enact Revenge?

John Scheyer’s team will enter Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on a five-game winning streak. Its first victory during this span came at home against the Demon Deacons, which strung together a measly 6-of-26 (23.1%) shooting performance from behind the arc.

However, Wake Forest has contrasting home-road splits, accruing a 42.0% clip in its own arena while hitting just 29.9% of its attempts on the road. Expect more of the same in this rematch, as Duke is also due for defensive regression.

Over the last handful of matchups, the Blue Devils have yielded a 21.7% clip on corner looks (via CBB Analytics). Opponents have shot only 24.5% on above-the-break attempts, to boot. Outside of Wake Forest, the rest of the contests in this stretch came against lowly Miami (FL), Florida State, Boston College, and Notre Dame.

Hence, these percentages should rise significantly on Saturday, especially if Demon Deacons wing Hunter Sallis sees some early isolation opportunities against Duke guard Tyrese Proctor.

When Proctor guarded Sallis in their last meeting, Wake Forest’s leading scorer manufactured seven points on 3-for-4 shooting. Later on, the Blue Devils’ switching defense gave him less space off the dribble, but more consistent perimeter shooting this time would help negate that adjustment.

Utilizing Power Ratings

My raw numbers make this line closer to Duke -1, but the aforementioned motivation for the Demon Deacons shouldn’t be ignored. Like other potential college basketball picks, the market is priced differently than in recent years.

Haslametrics approximated a final score of 75.4-74.6, moderately favoring Wake Forest basketball odds. Erik Haslam owns and operates the analytics site and will return to Outside Shots once conference tournaments are underway.

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duke basketball odds at wake forest: Player Props

This table will populate when sportsbooks open player props for Duke at Wake Forest, typically on gameday.

Where Can You Bet On College Basketball Player Props?

Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia all outlaw betting on college props. Other states match the guidance of banning in-state school prop betting.

Virginia allows betting on in-state schools but not props on in-state players. The remaining states with sportsbooks allow wagering (plus live bets) on college props, including in-state teams.

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