Virginia Cavaliers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction 1/13/2024

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction 1/13/2024

The Virginia Cavaliers (11-4) travel to face off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-4) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem and televised on ESPN2. Both Virginia and Wake Forest will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 ET.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Virginia Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Virginia enters this game as a five-point underdog, which is not surprising considering their struggles on the road this season. The Cavaliers are just 0-4 away from home, compared to a perfect 11-0 record at home.

Overall, Virginia is 11-4 on the season, including a 2-2 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Their non-conference record is 9-2, and they have gone 1-2 as the underdog this season.

Virginia has an ATS record of 8-7 this season and is 1-2 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cavaliers have gone 4-6. On the road, Virginia has an ATS mark of 0-4 this year and is 1-8-1 vs. the spread over their last 10 road contests.

So far this season, the over/under record for Virginia’s games is 7-8, and today’s line of 131 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (126.8). However, their games have averaged just 123.4 points, and their last three games have had an average of 131 points.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Wake Forest enters today’s game with an 11-4 record, including a 2-1 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. At home, the Demon Deacons have been dominant this season, going 9-2 with an average scoring margin of +14.9 points per game.

Coming off a loss to Florida State, Wake Forest is looking to get back on track. So far, the Demon Deacons have been favored in 11 games, going 9-2 in those contests. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.

As the favorite this season, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 7-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons are 5-4-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 7-4 this year and they have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread over their last 10 home games.

Wake Forest’s over/under record for the season is 8-6 and their games have averaged 151.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 131 is lower than the average OU line in their games (146.4). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and those matchups have averaged 166 points.

Virginia Offense Breakdown

Against North Carolina State, the Virginia had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 66.1 points per game. They scored 60 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.4% in the game. The top scorer for the Cavaliers was Isaac McKneely with 18 points, while Ryan Dunn also chipped in with 16 points.

Reece Beekman (G) 12.9 3.1 6.0
Isaac McKneely (G) 11.9 2.9 1.6
Ryan Dunn (G) 10.1 6.9 0.9

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Wake Forest offense ended with 82 points against Florida State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.5% and made 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Kevin Miller who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.9. Hunter Sallis also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.8.

Kevin Miller (G) 17.9 2.9 4.1
Hunter Sallis (G) 17.8 3.4 2.2
Cameron Hildreth (G) 16.9 3.8 2.7

Virginia Team Defense

At this time, the Cavaliers’ defense is positioned 2nd in the country, permitting 57.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Carolina State, the Wolfpack finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 76 points vs. Virginia.

Wake Forest Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Wake Forest defense is giving up an average of 70.8 points per contest. So far, the Wake Forest defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.4 times per game (418th).

Cavaliers vs Demon Deacons Trends

  • Across the Cavaliers last three road games, the team averaged 56 points per game while allowing 76. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • In their last five games at home, the Demon Deacons have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-2-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 78 points per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Virginia posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Demon Deacons have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-1-1.

Cavaliers vs Demon Deacons Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Demon Deacons to win, and have the projected score sitting at 75-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Demon Deacons at -5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 131 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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