Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-18, 2-15) at #17 Duke Blue Devils (21-8, 10-6)
Durham, North Carolina (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ACC Network (Affiliates)
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
Odds: Duke is favored by 16.5 points. Over/Under is 154.5 points.
To be perfectly honest, I'm having a pretty difficult time getting excited about this one. I guess that's what will happen when the Deacs are a lowly 2-15 in ACC play and haven't won at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1997. Tim Duncan went 4-0 in that building and we haven't won there since.
When the Deacs hosted the Blue Devils in early January, Duke routinely got into the lane through penetration, and hit Marshall Plumlee for slam dunk after slam dunk. It was very poor defense both individually and as a team. Now, in early March, the defense hasn't gotten much better. Duke probably won't play that many players, but it just doesn't matter. I think Duke rolls in this one.
As always, go Deacs!