Wake Forest-Boston NCAABB Prediction

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Boston Prediction 1/2/2024

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-3) travel to face off against the Boston College Eagles (9-3) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Silvio Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill and televised on ACCN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Boston College Eagles

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Are Coming Off A Win

After playing 12 games, Wake Forest has a 9-3 record. In the previous ten road games, including last year, Wake Forest went 3-7. As of today, Wake Forest has a 7-5 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Wake Forest is 4-1 vs. the spread.

So far, Wake Forest’s games have averaged 149.2 points per game with the average over/under line being 145.8 points. When looking at the Demon Deacons’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

The Boston College Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Boston College enters their 13th game of the season with a 9-3 record. The Eagles are 2-1 on the road and 7-2 overall. As of now, Boston College has a 6-6 record against the spread going into today’s game. In their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Boston College has an over/under record of 8-3-1, with their games averaging 150.2 points per game on average. The Eagles’ last five games have culminated with an average of 158 points per game and an over/under record of 5-0.

Wake Forest Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Wake Forest offense tallied 86 points in a matchup against Virginia Tech. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.1%, and they made 7 threes. Leading Wake Forest in scoring vs. Virginia Tech was Hunter Sallis with his 20 points. Andrew Carr also added 15 points for the Demon Deacons.

Hunter Sallis (G) 18.2 3.2 2.1
Kevin Miller (G) 16.9 2.8 4.1
Cameron Hildreth (G) 15.7 4.0 3.1

Boston College Offense Breakdown

Boston College is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 85 points versus Lehigh. This output is higher than their season-average of 79.4 points per game. The top scorer for the Eagles was Claudell Harris Jr. with 29 points, while Quinten Post also chipped in with 13 points.

Quinten Post (F) 18.2 8.5 3.2
Claudell Harris Jr. (G) 14.6 3.2 1.5
Jaeden Zackery (G) 13.0 3.2 4.6

Wake Forest Team Defense

At this time, the Demon Deacons’ defense is positioned 93rd in the country, permitting 67.9 points per game. Against Virginia Tech in their most recent game, the Wake Forest defense gave up a total of 63 points while allowing Virginia Tech to hit 44% of their shots.

Boston College Team Defense

So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 143rd in the country at 70.8 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Lehigh, the Mountain Hawks finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 69 points vs. Boston College.

Demon Deacons vs Eagles Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Wake Forest has an ATS record of just 1-1-1. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 75 points per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Eagles have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 76 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last ten games that Boston College was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 6-4 straight up.
  • Wake Forest has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Demon Deacons vs Eagles Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1.5, the Eagles is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 150, and our model predicts the Demon Deacons and Eagles to score a combined 141 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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