Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils, conference game at the ACC. The Blue Devils are the number one in the nation, so far only one defeat but expectations to keep the first place for a long time. The Demon Deacons have a very unstable record, in the last games they have suffered many defeats of the normal. The ACC is one of the conferences with the strongest teams, but everyone wants to fight for the first places.
Duke Blue Devils: Powerful.
The Blue Devils this season have only one home loss, against the Gonzaga Bulldogs 89-87. Everything else for the Blue Devils has been solid victories for a total of twelve victories and only one defeat. At the conference the record is perfect, a single victory against Clemson Tigers 87-68 at home. So far the Blue Devils have a winning streak of seven games. This will be the second conference game for Duke this year.
This is the first game on the road for the Blue Devils throughout the season. The team is scoring an average of 91.2 points per game, 49.2% FG, 68.5% free throws, 7.92 three pointers per game. The defense allows up to 64.1 points with 6.46 three pointers per game.
R.J Barret leads the Blue Devils with 22.9 per game, Williamson with 20.5, Cam Reddish 12.8 and Tre Jones 8.8. Zion Williamson is the one with the highest average in conference games, up to 25.1 points per game in the ACC.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons: Positive at home.
The Demon Deacons at home have suffered two defeats in seven games. 4-1 in the last five games, the last game was a win against Cornell Big Red at home. The loss at the conference this year was against Georgia Tech 92-79 on the road. At home most of the problems have been defensive, the team is allowing too many points per game.
Wake Forest is scoring an average of 78.7 points per game at home, 46.4% FG, 70.4% free throws, 5.86 three pointers per game. The first half is usually the best part of the game for Wake Forest with an average of 37.7 points and only allow 32.7. The defense at home is weak and allow up to 69.7 points per game.
Brandon Childress is the only player who has an average close to 20 points per game, this season only with 17.3 points. Hoard with 15.5 points, Brown with 11.4. They three are the best scorers of the team.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils 01/08/2019
is: take the Wake Forest Demon Deacons +21 (Point Spread).
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