Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hokies and Demon Deacons. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN2, and it's hosted by the Demon Deacons at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC. Get ready to place your bets! This Atlantic Coast conference matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points, and the Demon Deacons are favored to win at home vs. the Hokies.

VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES VS WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -4

This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Demon Deacons.
  • Not only will Wake Forest pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Will Virginia Tech Shock Everyone at Lawrence Joel Coliseum?

After defeating American 77-55 in their most recent game, Virginia Tech now has a record of 9-3. In road games, the Hokies are 0-2, while they are 9-1 when playing at home. As of today's game, Virginia Tech holds a 6-5-1 record against the spread. In their last ten games, they are 2-2-1 vs. the spread.

Through 12 games, Virginia Tech has an over/under record of 4-8-0 with their games averaging a combined 138.7 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Hokies' over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 125 points per game.

The Hokies' offense finished with 77 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74.2 points per contest. Offensively, the Hokies have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 208th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 254th in percentage and 189th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Hokies' defense is ranked 39th in the country at 64.4 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. Wake Forest. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.5%.

Will the Demon Deacons Win at Home?

Before today's game, Wake Forest has a record of 8-3. In away games, the Demon Deacons have a 0-1 record, while they are 8-2 at home this season. To this point, Wake Forest has been solid in terms of covering the spread, sitting at 6-5. In their last ten games, Wake Forest has gone 4-1 vs. 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 looking at the Demon Deacons' last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

Wake Forest's offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 91 points against Presbyterian. They had an overall field goal percentage of 55.4% and made 21/23 free throws. Andrew Carr led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Hunter Sallis contributed 20 points for the Demon Deacons.

At present, the Demon Deacons' defense is nationally ranked 98th, allowing 68.4 points per game. In today's game vs. Virginia Tech, the Wake Forest defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Wake Forest made 21 free-throws vs. the Demon Deacons.