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Where: Lawrence Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC
When: Tuesday, January 15, 8:00 PM. ET.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on the NC State Wolfpack on Tuesday night.
Wolfpack Going for Second Consecutive Win
The Wolfpack have played well this season, winning 14 of their first 16 games. They will be going for their second win in a row and ninth win in their last 10 games when they face the Demon Deacons on Tuesday.
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) January 12, 2019
NC State has played well offensively this season, averaging 88.6 points per game. The team is shooting 51 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.
Torin Dorn leads the way for the Wolfpack with 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Markell Johnson is averaging 11.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, while C.J. Bryce is averaging 11.2 points and five rebounds per game.
The Wolfpack have also played well defensively and are giving up 68.4 points per game. They gave up 80 points to Pittsburgh in their last game and need to play better to beat the Demon Deacons on Tuesday night.
Demon Deacons Looking For Second Win In Five Games
The Demon Deacons have been inconsistent this season and they are off to a bad start in conference play, losing their first three contests. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their second win in their last five games when they face the Wolfpack on Tuesday.
Chaundee Brown with a career-high 22 points and Michael Wynn scores a career-high 11 points, but the Deacs fall at Miami 76-65 pic.twitter.com/7cuiWZfyge
— Wake Basketball (@WakeMBB) January 12, 2019
Wake Forest has been solid on the offensive end, averaging 73.5 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.
Brandon Childress leads the way for the Demon Deacons, averaging 16.5 points and 4.3 assists per game. Jaylen Hoard is averaging 14.7 points and eight rebounds per game, while Chaundee Brown averages 11.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
The Demon Deacons have struggled defensively, allowing 74.7 points per game. They gave up 76 points to Miami in their last game and will need a better defensive effort to beat the Wolfpack.
Wake Forest is:
- 4-17 ATS in their last 21 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games.
NC State is:
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win.
- 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Demon Deacons have struggled against the spread, losing 17 of their last 21 games against ACC teams and eight of their last 11 home games. The Wolfpack have played well against the spread, winning six of their last eight games following a straight up win and seven of their last 10 contests.
Prediction: NC State Wolfpack
Full-Game Total Pick
The Wolfpack have played under the total in 12 of their last 14 Tuesday games. The Demon Deacons have played under the total in five of their last six home games and in five of their last six games against teams with winning records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Wolfpack will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Demon Deacons in the first half of their last three games, averaging 40 points per game while the Demon Deacons are averaging 31.7 points per game.
Prediction: NC State Wolfpack
Half-Time Total Bet
The Wolfpack and Demon Deacons are averaging 71.7 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they should be able to go over the total in this game if they maintain their current offensive pace.