Duke vs. Wake Forest prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Dec. 20 best bets by proven model

ACC foes link up on Tuesday night as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-4) host the Duke Blue Devils (10-2). This is the first matchup of the season between these teams. The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 124-57. Duke has won three straight games heading into this contest. On the other side, Wake Forest has dropped three of its past four games.

Tip-off from the LJVM Coliseum in Winston-Salem is set for 6:30 pm ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Blue Devils as 7-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Wake Forest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points scored is 141.5. Before making any Wake Forest vs. Duke picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 7 of the 2022-23 college basketball season on a strong 19-12 roll on all-top rated CBB picks, returning more than $200. Anyone who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Wake Forest and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Wake Forest vs. Duke:

  • Duke vs Wake Forest spread: Blue Devils -7
  • Duke vs. Wake Forest over/under: 141.5 points
  • Duke vs Wake Forest money line: Blue Devils -320, Demon Deacons +250
  • DUKE: Blue Devils are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games following three or more consecutive home games
  • WF: Demon Deacons are 6-2 ATS in their last eight Tuesday games
  • Duke vs Wake Forest picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why Duke can cover

Junior guard Jeremy Roach is an athletic and skilled scorer. Roach can score in a variety of ways including jumpers from the perimeter or attacking the basket. The Virginia native knows how to get in the lane to either finish at the rim or find the open man. Roach averages 13.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. In his last outing, he racked up a season-high 22 points with three assists.

Freshman guard Tyrese Proctor is a natural scorer who can take his man in isolation. Proctor has a smooth jumper with good range from downtown. The native of Australia plays with a great pace and is crafty in the lane. Proctor puts up 8.2 points with 3.7 rebounds per game. He’s scored in double figures in four games. On Dec 10, Proctor had a season-high 15 points.

Why Wake Forest can cover

Senior guard Tyree Appleby is one of the main contributors to the Demon Deacons. Appleby is an aggressive scoring threat who likes to push the pace. The Arizona native can quickly scan the court and make the right read. He’s third in the ACC in both scoring (18) and assists (5.1). Appleby is also constantly getting into passing lanes, logging 1.7 steals per game. On Dec 10, he dropped 26 points and six dimes.

Sophomore guard Cameron Hildreth provides Wake Forest with another scoring option in the backcourt. Hildreth moves well without the ball, constantly cutting the rim. Despite only being 6-foot-4, the England native leads the team in rebounds (6.3). Additionally, he averages 12 points and shoots 33% from beyond the arc. He dropped 13 points and three boards in his last outing.

How to make Wake Forest vs. Duke picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 147 combined points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Duke vs. Wake Forest? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $200 on its college basketball picks this seasonand find out.

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