Duke has better ball movement and creates more scoring opportunities. Also, when it comes to the offensive boards, Duke is out-rebounding Wake Forrest 15.1 ORPG to 11.4 ORPG. Assists come down to 18.1 PG for Duke and 11.4 for Wake Forrest.
In our Wake Forrest vs Duke pick, the Blue Devils have a major edge on offense and should readily outperform the Demon Deacons.
Duke has some outstanding players including freshman forward Zion Williamson. He is a major offensive and defensive force. Williamson is averaging 20.2 PPG and 9.5 RPG. He’s also good for 2.1 SPG and 1.9 BPG. Junior center Marques Bolden is averaging 2.2 BPG and 3.9 RPG. For Wake Forrest, center Olivier Sarr is blocking 1.2 shots per game while averaging 5.2 RPG and 6.3 PPG.
Keys to the Game
Here are the essential keys to our Wake Forrest vs Duke pick.
- Duke defense controls game
- Wake Forrest has to utilize perimeter game effectively
- Blue Devils tough in paint
- Demon Deacons need to slow down Duke
- Duke much deeper off the bench than Wake Forrest
Our Wake Forrest vs Duke Pick
The big question is can the Blue Devils beat the spread? It’s hefty at 21.5. But in developing our Wake Forrest vs Duke pick, we found that with Duke’s attack and defense that they should be able to cover. It could be close, but we expect the Blue devils to score around 100 points and don’t anticipate Wake Forrest scoring any more than 76. We also have the spread free pick for the game between #12 North Carolina Tar Heels and the #15 NC State Wolfpack at 9 pm ET, as well as the point spread pick for the 9 pm ET Big 12 game between #8 Texas Tech and #23 Oklahoma.