Virginia Tech Hokies vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction 12/30/2023

The Virginia Tech Hokies (9-3) travel to face off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-3) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Virginia Tech Hokies Are Coming Off A Win

Virginia Tech, who is getting ready for their 13th game of the season, currently holds a 9-3 overall record. In their previous three road games, which includes last year, Virginia Tech has gone 0-3. Virginia Tech’s ATS performance shows a current record of 6-5-1 going into today’s game. Specifically, the Hokies are 0-2 ATS on the road and 6-3-1 ATS at home.

So far, Virginia Tech’s games have averaged 138.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 142.6 points. The Hokies have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 129 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Are Coming Off A Win

After 11 games, Wake Forest has a record of 8-3. In away games, the Demon Deacons are 0-1, while they are 8-2 at home. In terms of ATS, Wake Forest has a record of 6-5 thus far in the season. In their last ten games, Wake Forest has gone 4-1 against the spread.

Through 11 games, Wake Forest has an over/under record of 5-6-0 with their games averaging a combined 149.3 points per game so far. When assessing the Demon Deacons’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Hokies’ offense concluded with 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.2 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Lynn Kidd, who holds an average of 16.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Hunter Cattoor is averaging 14.1 points per game this season.

Lynn Kidd (C) 16.5 7.9 1.2
Hunter Cattoor (G) 14.1 2.7 1.5
Sean Pedulla (G) 13.0 4.0 4.2

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Wake Forest’s offense scored 91 points against Presbyterian. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55.4%, and they went 21/23 from the free-throw line. Andrew Carr led the scoring for the Demon Deacons, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Hunter Sallis chipped in with 20 points.

Hunter Sallis (G) 18.0 2.7 2.2
Kevin Miller (G) 17.2 2.8 4.3
Cameron Hildreth (G) 15.8 4.2 3.3

Virginia Tech Team Defense

At this time, the Hokies’ defense is positioned 39th in the country, permitting 64.4 points per game. Virginia Tech’s three-point defense is currently 86th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.1% of their shots vs. Virginia Tech.

Wake Forest Team Defense

At present, the Demon Deacons’ defense is nationally ranked 98th, allowing 68.4 points per game. Wake Forest’s three-point defense is currently 84th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.7% of their shots vs. Wake Forest.

Hokies vs Demon Deacons Trends

  • Although Virginia Tech has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 70 points per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 5-4-1 while averaging 76 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Virginia Tech has an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Wake Forest has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Hokies vs Demon Deacons Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Demon Deacons, with a final score of 75-67, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Demon Deacons at -3.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 143.5 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the under.

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