The eighth-ranked Duke Blue Devils look for the season sweep when they take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup on Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Blue Devils (21-5, 12-3 ACC), co-leaders of the conference with North Carolina, defeated Wake Forest 77-69 on Feb. 12 in Durham, N.C. The Demon Deacons (17-9, 9-6 ACC), who sit three games back and in fourth place in the standings, are eyeing their fifth win in the last seven games. Duke is coming off an 84-55 win at Miami (Fla.) on Wednesday, while Wake Forest defeated Pittsburgh 91-58 on Tuesday.

The game will tip off at 2 p.m. ET at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Duke is averaging 80.5 points per game, while Wake Forest averages 79.4. The Demon Deacons are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Wake Forest odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 151. Before making any Wake Forest vs. Duke picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 16 of the 2023-24 season on a 136-89 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 25-13 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Wake Forest and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Wake Forest vs. Duke:

  • Duke vs. Wake Forest spread: Wake Forest -2.5
  • Duke vs. Wake Forest over/under: 151 points
  • Duke vs. Wake Forest money line: Duke +120, Wake Forest -143
  • DUKE: The Blue Devils have covered the spread in 21 of their last 34 games (+7.80 units)
  • WF: The Demon Deacons have hit the team total over in 13 of their last 19 games at home (+6.20 units)
  • Duke vs. Wake Forest picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Wake Forest can cover

Junior guard Cameron Hildreth has reached double-figure scoring in 19 games this year, including a 13-point, five-rebound and five-assist effort against Pittsburgh on Tuesday. In 26 games, all starts, Hildreth is averaging 13.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 33.9 minutes. His best game came in the season opener against Elon when he scored 33 points, while collecting six rebounds and five assists. He has one double-double, a 13-point and 12-rebound performance in a 99-70 win over Syracuse on Feb. 3.

Senior forward Andrew Carr is one of four Wake Forest players averaging double-figure scoring. In 26 starts on the year, he is averaging 13.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 assists. He is coming off a 10-point and eight rebound performance in the win over Pitt. He scored 12 points and had five rebounds in the first matchup against Duke, before fouling out, in their Feb. 12 meeting. See which team to pick here

Why Duke can cover

Sophomore Kyle Filipowski continues to lead the way for the Blue Devils, and is coming off a solid effort in the win at Miami (Fla.) on Wednesday. In 31 minutes, he scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked three shots. In the last matchup against Wake Forest, Filipowski registered a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. For the year, he is averaging 16.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and one steal in 30.3 minutes of play.

Senior guard Jeremy Roach has also had a stellar season and is on the preseason watch list for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award. In 25 games, including 23 starts, Roach is averaging 14.1 points, 3.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 31.4 minutes. He is fourth in the ACC and 50th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.63. Against Miami (Fla.), he scored 16 points, while adding three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes. See which team to pick here

How to make Wake Forest vs. Duke picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 153 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Duke vs. Wake Forest, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 25-13 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks