Wake Forest vs Virginia NCAA Hoops Lines Guide

Wake Forest vs Virginia NCAA Hoops Lines Guide

Written by on February 14, 2015

The ACC has been one of the best conferences in college basketball this season, with no less than 5 teams currently sitting in the top 25 rankings. The Virginia Cavaliers (22-1, 10-1) are currently at the top of the heap in that conference, but they have some work to do if they want to stay there until the end of the regular season. They welcome the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday afternoon, and here is a college basketball betting analysis on this game.

How To Bet The Demon Deacons vs Cavaliers NCAA Hoops Lines & Game Info

Date/Time: Saturday, February 14th, 2:30 PM Location: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia Spread: Virginia -17.5

Why Bet on the Virginia Cavaliers?

The Cavaliers have to face Wake Forest twice in the next 11 days, with games against Pitt and Florida State wedged in between those two meetings. Virginia took their first loss of the season versus Duke a couple of weeks ago, and it can be argued that they have looked a little fragile ever since. Yes, they have won the three games following that loss, but they have not looked very good offensively in the process. They knocked off North Carolina 75-64, but that was followed up by wind against Louisville and North Carolina State where they only managed to put a combined 103 points on the board. That they still managed to win those games tells you that they have the #1 ranked defense in the country for a reason, giving up just 50.5 PPG. Defensive ball is great, but if they have an off night in the tournament, you have to wonder if they can pick up the slack offensively.

Why Bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The good news for Virginia heading into Saturday is that the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-13, 4-8) have a hard time keeping opponents off the score board. They are giving up over 70 points per game, and have actually given up 80 points or more in 4 of their last 8 games. The Demon Deacons went on a 4-game losing skid during the month of January, but have pulled out of that to win 3 of their last 4 games, with all the wins coming on home court. That said, they have lost all 4 of their previous road games, which does not bode well for them this weekend as they head to Virginia.

Virginia vs Wake Forest Key Betting Trends

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