Free College Basketball Picks Today: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils 12/20/22

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils 12/20/22
Tue 20th December 2022

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-4, 0-1 ACC) will try to overcome one of the NCAA’s top scoring defenses when they play host to the No. 12 Duke Blue Devils (10-2, 1-0 ACC) on Tuesday.

Duke outplayed the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks 82-55 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 10, their fourth win in a row. With 15 points apiece, Tyrese Proctor and Dariq Whitehead were the leading scorers. Kyle Filipowski was another key contributor with 14 points.

Wake Forest lost in blowout fashion on Saturday at Jersey Mike’s Arena, falling to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 81-57. Damari Monsanto had 22 points in the loss, carrying the team. The teams are meeting for the only time this season.

Duke won both games between the teams last season, the last of which was a 76-74 triumph at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 15, their fourth straight head-to-head victory. Mark Williams led the Blue Devils with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Jake LaRavia had 19 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.Filipowski and Jeremy Roach, averaging 14.8 and 13.1 points per game, respectively, are leading the Blue Devils in scoring this season. Filipowski also has grabbed 9.2 rebounds per game, while Roach has dished 3.5 assists per game.

Tyree Appleby’s 18.0 points per game have powered the Demon Deacons on offense. Appleby also has tallied 5.1 assists per game. Cameron Hildreth has averaged 6.3 rebounds per game.

The Blue Devils are holding opponents to 58.7 points per game, ranking as one of the toughest scoring defenses in the NCAA (15th). The Blue Devils have found plenty of success in recent trips to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, winning eight of the last 10.Duke is 8-2 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +10.1 (72.3-62.2).

Wake Forest has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 74.9 points per game on average while allowing 72.0 (+2.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Dereck Lively II: 10.8 | 8.2 | +2.6
Points per game:
Tyrese Proctor: 12.0 | 8.2 | +3.8
Ryan Young: 5.2 | 7.0 | -1.8
Rebounds per game:
Tyrese Proctor: 2.6 | 3.8 | -1.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Matthew Marsh: 13.4 | 8.8 | +4.7
Bobi Klintman: 5.6 | 9.7 | -4.1
Points per game:
Andrew Carr: 7.4 | 10.1 | -2.7
Assists per game:
Cameron Hildreth: 2.0 | 3.1 | -1.1

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Duke -6.5 (-110)

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