Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-8, 3-5) vs. #17 Duke Blue Devils (15-5, 3-4)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina (LJVM Coliseum)
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
TV: ACC Network (Affiliates)
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
Odds: Ken Pom projects that Wake Forest will lose 82-81, but gives Wake a 47% win probability. Duke opened as a 1-point favorite, but is now a 5.5 point favorite. Over/Under is 163.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will host the #17 Duke Blue Devils in front of a sold out Joel Coliseum. This is Wake's biggest game of the season, as it presents a terrific opportunity to secure a resume boosting victory. The game against North Carolina was big, but this one is more winnable.
A major key in this one will be how well John Collins can stay out of foul trouble. If he's able to, then I expect him to be able to operate and be a force down low. The Deacs have to grab defensive rebounds and limit Duke's second chance opportunities. If they can commit to finish defensive possessions and knock down threes, then they can pull off the upset.
Hopefully this is a game that Wake Forest fans will never forget. As always, go Deacs!