Duke vs. Wake Forest odds, line, time: 2024 college basketball picks, Feb. 12 predictions by proven model

by 24USATVFeb. 13, 2024, 3 a.m. 21
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The ninth-ranked Duke Blue Devils will look to continue their mastery of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Monday when they meet in a key ACC matchup in Durham, N.C. The Demon Deacons (16-7, 8-4 ACC), who are fourth in the conference but just 2.5 games out of the top spot, are looking for their fourth win in a row but first at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1997. The Blue Devils (18-5, 9-3 ACC), who are third in the league, have won their last 24 home games against the Demon Deacons. Duke is 66-16 all-time against Wake Forest at Cameron Indoor Stadium and 179-80 against them overall.

The game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET. Wake Forest is averaging 80.8 points per game, while Duke averages 80.7. The Blue Devils are 7-point favorites in the latest Wake Forest vs. Duke odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 154. Before making any Duke vs. Wake Forest picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 15 of the 2023-24 season on a 131-88 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 24-12 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Wake Forest and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Wake Forest vs. Duke:
• WF: The Demon Deacons have hit the team total over in 18 of their last 31 games (+3.00 units)
• DUKE: The Blue Devils have won 14 of their last 16 home games (+3.95 units on ML)
• Duke vs. Wake Forest picks: See picks at SportsLine

Freshman guard Jared McCain is off to a fast start to his collegiate career. In 23 games, all starts, he is averaging 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and one steal per game. He is connecting on 45.3% of his field goals, including 38.2% from 3-point range, and 82.5% from the free-throw line. He registered his third double-double of the season, and second in three games, with 11 points and 10 rebounds in an 80-55 win over Boston College on Saturday.

Sophomore forward Mark Mitchell has been red hot of late. He has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last three games, including a 13-point, 10-rebound effort in a 71-53 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday. Mitchell scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added two assists in Saturday's win. For the year, he is averaging 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 28.8 minutes of action. See which team to pick here.

The Demon Deacons have four players who are averaging 14 points or more per game, led by junior transfer guard Hunter Sallis. He has started all 23 games for Wake Forest in 2023-24 after spending two seasons at Gonzaga, coming off the bench. In 34.9 minutes per game, he is averaging 18.5 points, four rebounds, 2.4 assists and one steal. He is coming off a dynamic performance in the win over North Carolina State on Saturday, scoring 33 points, while grabbing six boards, adding two assists and two steals.

Another transfer player making an impact for Wake Forest is sophomore guard Kevin Miller. After playing two years at Central Michigan, Miller has stepped into the starting lineup and is averaging 16.3 points, 3.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 31.7 minutes. He has reached double-digit scoring in each of the last four games, including a 21-point, five-rebound and three-assist effort in a 99-70 win over Syracuse on Feb. 3. He scored 10 points and added six assists against North Carolina State on Saturday. See which team to pick here.

How to make Wake Forest vs. Duke picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 155 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Duke vs. Wake Forest, and which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 24-12 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks.

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